Thursday, August 28, 2008

Hello



I'm back!See some of my latest photos in the next few days.




Tuesday, August 19, 2008


I'm off blogging for a while.
But I will see you next week.

Monday, August 18, 2008

' Weekend'






Friday



Reunion II at Rifdi's-KL
Temp -30C Clear
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Saturday

Wedding lunch in Yong Peng(Johor)
Temp -30C Cloudy DampMenu




Dinner in Janda Baik-
Temp 17C Cool ,Full Moon

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Sunday
Lunch at Mak Yam's-KL
Temp -33C HOT

Menu

Dinner at Rozy's KL
Temp 25C Cool

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Body weight after the weekend- 5lbs or 2kilos more!







































Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Kampung



Growing up,my sibling, cousins and I had the paddy fields as a playground.

Although, we grew up in a little town,we were lucky to have a'kampung' to go back to every school holidays.

We loved to jump in the field especially after the harvesting season . In the mornings , we caught little fighting fishes,prawns and crabs.

In the late afternoons ,we ate fruits from trees in the compund.Or we snacked on 'laksa' and laze around under the house.Singing on a swing pretending to be princesses.(Laksa is rice noodles with fish gravy).

Before night fall,we picked little jasmines and other flowers and played with our dolls.
We also loved to dress my brother up as a girl ;he wasn't 6 ft 3 then.
And just before bedtime we snuggled with our grandmother and watched English soap operas or Tamil movies.
Well !more stories next time okay.





This old 'kampung" pondok(hut) was taken at a restaurant ,Bon Ton in Langkawi.




The simple house is beautifully built.Probably without nails.

Please Click bonton.to view more spectacular houses.

My grandparents house was bigger than this but with similar concept.It had fine carvings and an artistic approach to its architecture.The house was handsome with its grand stone staircase.

And I must go and look for the photos soon!


See you soon!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Moody

The sky is grey.Birds causing havoc in the trees , they know a storm is coming.
Too noisy and as if debating to take cover or fly again.




Birds gone quiet and not a soul on the street.
Maybe its a sign to put away your woes .
Just stick an open palm out of the window and catch the first rain drop.




Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Bunga Telur

I wanted to write so much about bunga telur today but I have no idea of what to say .

Bunga Telur is given away at Malay weddings as a thank you gift .The egg signifies fertility.Bunga is flower and Telur is egg.

The first picture is a bunga telur 'dip' ,was handmade by a couple in Gombak.The husband sadly passed away after he delivered the last box of flowers to my girlfriend.
(It was for her daughter's wedding and I heard she ordered by the thousands).

Must have been great to die doing the thing you love.










I leave you with some of my favourite blogs ,if you like visit fififlowersdecor. all things bright and beautiful (great blogging tips)

And young and funky Prati .

By the way, I saw Sex and the City.I cried partly because it was touching and partly because it was heavily sensored.

But I enjoyed it and I realised again and again that life without love is hard. Life without truth is painful.Life without mistakes is imposibble.Life without forgiveness is tragic.
And life without girlfriends is............

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Simple Breakfast

A cup of cream cheese

1/2 cup of whipping cream

A cup of cornflakes or banana nut cereal

2 tablespoons of honey(stir with 2 tablespoons of water )

Slice peaches ,raisins


Heat up honey and add water

Add cereal to warm honey.

Add slice peaches or raisins.

Whisk cream and cheese.

Serve warm cereal with cold cream cheese.






Friday, August 1, 2008

August Heat





Kuala Lumpur is burning hot.I sweat all day even with the air- conditioning on.


Outside the wind billows all day and the smell of newly cut grass is pungent .No birds the past few days..probably all had flown away to the nearby hills.


Leaves on trees especially; the jack fruit is golden brown, a flattering prop against our house.




The girls' cheeks crimson all day. Lips chapped and skin like snake.

Doors ,windows ,floors warm when touched.





Yes!Time to get away.



Thinking of somewhere cool and green,a hill resort with colonial buildings.
Soothing breeze and easy going people.Pink posies,tea and scones.Cameron Highlands maybe.

Or a little town, Melaka ,with long alleys and cafes to wander and get lost.With a little bookshop or a pharmacy of fragrant(smelly) herbs and dark potions stand in the same row of stalls with old stools ,selling chicken rice BALLS.

Or gawk at an enchanting old shops selling antiques.And if we re lucky stumble upon an old friend.




While I still ponder of where to go in this heat; I wish you a weekend full of love and rest.

For you whose heart is broken,and your breathing is short from pain,take comfort and reconnect with your past, you have been there and you know ,just like the heat it will pass!

And tho your winding road to recovery is long, you will have a perfect end ;especially you, Ab Fab.


































Surah 78 An Naba"(The News)

Have we not made the earth as a bed.
And the mountains as pegs?
And we have created you in pairs male female,tall short,good and bad
And we have made your sleep as a thing for rest.
And we have made the night as a covering(through its darkness)
And we have made the day for livelihood.
And we have built above you seven strong heavens.
And we have made (therein)a shining lamp(sun)
And we have sent down from the rainy clouds abundant water...

Then in what statement after this (Quran)will they believe.

I love Violet

I love Violet

Fara

Fara

Calm

Calm

Cosy

Cosy

Play

Play

Rest

Rest

Valentine's getaway

Valentine's getaway
Jetty Kuala Kedah

Rumah Molek

Rumah Molek

Rose's Choice

Rose's Choice
Goldpaper Jar-Candle holder

And Yellow

And Yellow

Dress Up

Dress Up

Alleg

Alleg

girlfriends

girlfriends

Beras

Beras

Tools

Tools

Antique Rug.

Antique Rug.

Inas

Inas
Aniq's photography

Merdeka- 51 years

Merdeka- 51 years

Handy Bag

Handy Bag

All walks of life

All walks of life

Silver

Silver

Good Luck Beijing!

Good Luck Beijing!

Aniq's

Aniq's

Dah Habis!

Dah Habis!

See You Soon!

See You Soon!

Morning sky

Morning sky

the red lantern

the red lantern

Tok Abbas Plate-early 1800

Tok Abbas Plate-early 1800
Angelica Kaufman-handpainted

Laugh IT Out

Budji

Yummy Candle

Muphy

Muphy

Happy 74th Dad

Happy 74th Dad

Rose's choice

Rose's choice

Natural Beauty

Natural Beauty

Rest

Rest