Friday, November 6, 2015

Carbonara White Sauce Recipe


It's been a long time i do not share any recipe here. I always cook our usual and comfy food, so nothing special to share its recipe because everyone already knew it. 

This time, i would like to share about the homemade white sauce for spagetti carbonara which i'd found on Google. But it was the basic one. So i'd improvised it a little bit up to my liking. 

Fortunately, it turned out well. And my hubby and kids loved it so much. Alhamdulillah...:)

Hence i decide to share the simple but yet yummy recipe here for my personal collection. Hopefully it could also benefit others. :)

For the ingredients:

1/4 cup of butter
1/4 cup of flour
1 cup of fresh milk
5 clove of garlics (sliced)
A pinch of salt, black pepper and oregano
300 or 400g minced beef
Some olive oil or cooking oil


1. Cook sliced garlics in oil and butter until it brown a lil bit and smelled.
2. Pour the minced beef into it. Stir it well.
3. Pour in the flour. Stir evenly with slow fire.
4. Then pour in the fresh milk and stir for a while.
5. Put a pinch of salt, black pepper and oregano according to your taste

Lastly, serve it on with spagetti which you already boiled earlier. Then garnish it with anything you and your family like. 

For us, we only had in our stock some sliced of chicken salami!  Voila, it's yummy! ;D

Monday, October 26, 2015

Hotel Cowboy Melaka Swimming Pool


Well, this month is quite stressful for all of us. Since the haze keeps coming on and off, we decide to stay indoor most of the time and keep hydrated.

The kids complained that it was boring but what can i do. I admit its pretty boring. Huhu.

However, we took the kids out for swimming during the public holiday on awal Muharram. It's zahin's idea. Fortunately that day the haze in Melaka was not bad and the IPU was also low. So off we went.

The kids were over the moon as soon as they saw the swimming pool at Hotel Cowboy Melaka. It's our first time there. Excited much!

The hotel management kindly opens its swimming pools for public from 9am to 8pm daily. There are two swimming pools which are for adult and for kids. Ticket price for adult is RM11 per entry and RM6 for each children. Then you can swim for hours. So worth it! :)

We brought our own swimming attires (not too strict though) and floats from home. But mind you, foods are strictly not allowed. You can buy from the cafe at the hotel. There is a toilet and changing room at the swimming pool area itself. So convenient!

That day, only hubby took our kids into the swimming pool. I just checked the area out but all looked fine and safe.

To cut the story short, as a mummy i'm glad to share here that Zahin can swim now! That day she just did it shortly only in one session of training given by coach Babah and Mummy. Hurray, well done Along Zahin. Keep it up! ;)

As for Iris, she was still scared. So no pressure..we can try again next time in shaa Allah.

As for Zafri, he didnt want to be in the water without his float. So let alone swimming. Hehe. No worries, he's still 4 years old. Again, no pressure. :D

Hopefully both of them can counter their fear soon!

Swimming is good for Athmatic people. Hopefully by swimming, Zahin and Iris's Athma will subside as they grow up. Ameen..

Here are some tips that we used to teach Zahin how to swim on that blessed day of Awal Muharram:

1. Hold your breath, pinch your nose to help. Then be in the water as long you can.

2. Try to float your self and holding your breath at the same time. (Try this for a while until your kids could do it calmly.)

3. When you are already floating, then try paddle your hands and legs. (And without she knows it, she's swimming! ^^)

Both hubby and i never go to any formal swimming class. When i was a kid, my mom taught me how to swim. Only after i got married then i know how to swim but not for too long. I always short of breath. :D

So now we are trying to teach kids swimming ourself. If we could teach them until they can swim then we can save alot. No need to send them to a formal swimming class, right. In shaa Allah..



Be happy and be positive always! :)


Thursday, October 1, 2015

A Short Trip to Pulau Perhentian Kecil


Alhamdulillah my sister's wedding reception at Besut turned out well and successful on 19th September 2015. We wish her and her husband to well embrace the journey in their marriage with love, patience and happiness till Jannah. Ameen...

The next day, some of the relatives had to return to our hometown in Muar earlier than us because some of my cousins worked on Monday. We were really appreciate and would like to thank them for joining us as the bride and groom entourage from Muar to Besut. Mucho gracias! Xoxo. :D

After sending them off at 10a,m, my family sat down discussing on what to do and where to go that day.

So I had suggested all of us to go to Pulau Perhentian since we were already near to the jetty at Kuala Besut. The jetty was just 5 minutes driving from our homestay at Kg. Air Tawar, Besut. Too near, glad that we made it. :D

Actually, the plan was made in my mind earlier to celebrate our septemberian's birthday; Zahin (Sept 17), my husband (Sept 20) and my father (Sept 28). :D

Luckily, all of us had agreed and decided to go except the newlywed couple who had to help the groom's family on the post-wedding's clean-up session. :P

Enjoy the pics! (Sorry they were not in order and i had trouble to choose them. So many pics!! Hope i could share some more later ;D)

Fr left: hubby, mom, future sil, my 2nd bro, my 3rd bro, dad, and sil and her son Erizz. Sitting onthe floor fr left: Zahin, Zafri and  cousin, Izzrizz at Jetty Pulau Perhentian Kecil. Iris was clingy to me who took this pic :D

Here was Iris, Zahin, Zafri and Izzrizz looked a bit tanned after swimming, waiting for our boat to go back to the land.

Were over the moon selfie with my siblings n inlaws at the back  each with their 'peace' sign as soon as we arrived at Pulau Perhentian jetty. 

Family selfie in the crsytal clear water. Happy birthday Babah and along Zahin! xoxoxo :))

me n kids loving the gorgeous water! Seriously, we dont wanna getout fr it that day.  Tskk

too crystal clear to see the cute tiny fishes....excited ok!! heheh. Zahin je yg takut with the fishes :D

and this was our private spot at Shari La Beach Resort that day. Awesome!!

Iris darling berkepit je dgn Tok Mak in the boat otw to the island..hehehe

Anyway, the boat return tickets cost rm70 per adult and rm35 for child. In our group, only us and Zahin had tickets..the other four younger children got free fare. The boat embarked from Kuala Besut Jetty at 12.30pm and it took only 30 minutes to arrive at Pulau Perhentian Kecil. And other different smaller boat came at 4pm to fetch us. Too short rite...huhu. but in shaa Allah perhaps next time we will try to come again for overnights. :D

Nontheless, we really enjoyed the trip though it was a brief trip. We needed it so much! ^_^ But 
I might say the first boat that we rode in while going to the island was much bigger and preferable (ada bumbung and partial wall and life-jackets for lil ones) than the one that we rode during our return to the land. Anyway, we all survived, alhamdulillah. And yet we would love to go there again next time! Coz we forgot to buy any souvenirs such as FM as we were rushing to get to the jetty. Hehehe. 

Last but not least, happy belated birthday to our beloved Septemberians!!! Many happy returns and may Allah bless you three and all of us always. Looking forward to more trips in the future! Ameen! :)

Till then, Wassalam. 

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

September Comes Early


Huhu I feel so bad looking at this abandoned blog of mine. :D

How come it is already in the mid of September...?! sigh. I have so many things to share but yet so little time to do so. :(

Anyway, this morning we went to GH as Iris have appointment with a doctor. No Athma attack since last ward admission. Alhamdulillah, the doctor was also satisfied after checking her progress. So another appointment will be in three months. :)

Well, actually the school is closed due to the haze, since the AIR is already in 'not healthy' stage. Hence, Zahin jusy stayed home with Zafri while us taking Iris to GH. They were fine when we came home afternoon. No drama air mata! Good...Hihi

Last but not least, my sister had finally tied the knot with her beloved fiance last saturday. So happy for her!! I could not believe that my lil sister already got married, really. Hehe.

Thankfully, the wedding ceremony went smoothly that day. We were touched to see many guests coming even though in hazy day. May Allah bless them all...:)

Lastly, all of us are looking forward to going to Terengganu for the wedding receptions on the groom side this coming weekend. Can't wait!! :D

May Allah protect us in our journey to Terengganu and pray so that the event will be as smooth and successful as shaa Allah, ameen!


Sunday, August 30, 2015

Tips Bawa Balik Barang Dari Oversea


First of all, selamat hari merdeka yang ke 58, Malaysia! Semoga Malaysia sentiasa dirahmati Allah dan selamat daripada sebarang ancaman dalam dan luar. Ameen.

Kami hanya menyambut kemerdekaan di rumah sahaja.  Cuti hujung minggu yang panjang kali ini banyak dihabiskan dengan 'spring cleaning' di rumah. Terasa lega melihat stor sudah semakin 'clear'. Banyak kotak sudah berjaya kami 'unpack'. Hampir 9 bulan kami sudah berada di Malaysia namun  masih ada lagi kotak-kotak yang belum habis di 'unpack'. Huhu..

Kepada kawan-kawan yang masih berada di luar negara, ini ada tips untuk jimatkan ruang dalam rumah daripada saya.

Barang-barang yang tidak perlu dibawa balik apabila anda mahu back for good.

1. Baju tebal dan berlengan panjang serta skinny jeans.

Kt Malaysia ini panas..tak sesuai dipakai disini even pada waktu malam. Men and boys would not want to wear it. Untuk kita perempuan takpelah kalau bawa balik berlengan panjang sebab memang kita akan pakai. Untuk anak lelaki, lebih baik belikan singlets and shorts untuk mereka. Untuk anak perempuan, belikan leggings not tights! As for my girls, denim jeans pon mereka tak mahu pakai lagi..and most of them pula memang jenis skinny jeans yang melekap bila pakai. Panas Huhu.

2.  'Unused toys'

Menyakitkan mata kalau tiada ruang untuk disimpan. :D Kalau rumah besar dan mempunyai banyak storage untuk menyimpan kesemuanya tidak mengapa kalau hendak dibawa balik. Jika sebaliknya lebih baiklah didermakan sahaja atau jual di ebay/carboot/garage. Bayangkan kami yang telah bawa lebih daripada 10 kotak toys. Pengsan!

3. Pinggan-mangkuk.

Alasan yang sama seperti 'unused toys'. Pening kepala bila tak muat kabinet! :D maka beli sekadar cukup dan belilah yang practical untuk semua peringkat umur. Hehe. Macam Portmeirion agak berat, saya pon jarang2 memakainya di sini. Some people like our parents memang tak larat dengan Portmeirion. Lenguh tangan nak mengangkat dan mencucinya. Hehe hanya sebab ianya cantik dan murah serta buatan dari UK yang membuatkan saya pon turut terjebak membelinya. Nak jual memang tak lah, sayang kot! :D

4. Kasut, stokin dan tights

Cukup seorang sepasang sport shoes sahaja. Kat sini sport shoes hanya digunakan jika ingin berjogging. Anak-anak saya kalau tidak dipaksa pakai kasut memang mereka prefer selipar atau sandle sahaja. Huhu stokin lagilah diorang tak ingin pakai. Akhirnya, terbuang sahaja.

5. Basikal

Mula-mula semangat berkobar-kobar nak 'cycling' bila balik Malaysia. Sekali bila dah kat sini rasa bercinta pula nak cycling. Cuaca yang panas membantutkan keinginan. Duduk dalam rumah pon kadang-kadang saya boleh migrain tau. Makanya sampai sekarang basikal tu tak bergerak-gerak. Huhu. Tapi kalau tahan panas, bawalah balik basikal tu..sayang, kan? Sebab basikal daripada luar negara lebih berkualiti dan harganya pula murah berbanding di sini. :)

Ok setakat itu dululah based on my experience. Semoga ianya dapat membantu anda dalam membuat keputusan dalam penghantaran balik barang-barang ke tanahair.

Lastly, less things not only save space in your home sweet home but could save space on the container as well.. hence could save the money! ;)