Friday, December 31, 2010

Zarif said goodbye to his kindy.

This was Zarif's 3rd and final year at kindy. He said his final goodbye to his school for the last 3 years. I'm sure he had many memorable moments in this school. At the end of the school term, we went over during the parents teacher's day to collect his books and his report book. His sister joined too, after all this was her kindy too.

Bye bye CEC!

Bye bye teacher Susie!

A week before was his final concert and graduation day.

Zarif's class did "The Twist" this year.

Doing his twist.

Into the groove.

The graduation ceremony.

Zarif and Nayli.

My boy has graduated!!! Awww!!!

My kids discovered something new, I learnt something new too!

Last Hari Raya Haji, we celebrated at my father in-law's. That morning we all went to the nearby mosque to perform our prayers, then it was just spent hanging about and eating again and again.

In the evening, what started off as a game of kick-ball ended up as this "upih pinang" game. I accidentally  found a palm leaf lying on the ground so I showed them how's it's done, hubby picked it up from me and the result... they had a blast.

The thing about eating at my father in law's house is that whenever we or rather I come (as if), my mother in-law would always get her maid to prepare this awesome dish. I have asked before how it's prepared and they have explained, though I never tried it before because, just hearing how it's prepared just doesn't do it for me. So that evening when the maid was preparing dinner, and I kinda asked what she's preparing with all the "korban" meat that we got that morning. I jumped at the chance at watching her cook when she mentioned that she was gonna be preparing my favourite beef dish. It doesn't have a name, but I have always called it Ibu's Beef Dish. I was ready with camera and all. So here's the dish, do give it a try, it's just a simple dish yet... yup, it's DIVINE!

Onions, dried chillies & fresh green chillies sliced like so.

Tomato sauce, Soy sauce and Oyster Sauce.

Sliced beef preferably the sirloin cut, sliced thinly. Seasoned with pepper (generously) and salt.

The key ingredient apparently is tumeric powder, plenty of these too.

To begin, saute half of the onions.

Add the seasoned beef strips, do not fry it too long or else it will hardened and make the beef too cheewy.

Stir and add the sauces, just a bit of everything.

Then add the chillies and finally the rest of the onions.
Walaah, Ibu's Beef Dish... yumm!!! 

Thursday, December 30, 2010

I'm still alive and kicking!

It has been soooo long since I've updated this blog. I have been soooo very busy both at work and at home. So much has happened since my last update. I hope I would be able to upload as much as possible before year end. Not that I have much time :-) , oh well...

Well, as usual at year end Nayli's schools had their prize giving cermonies, both at the Sekolah Agama and also the Sekolah Kebangsaan. Nayli did well this year in both schools. Well done Nayli, we are so proud of you.

Nayli - 3rd position this year at her religious school.

In her primary school, she came in 2nd this year.

Keep up the good work girl, top of the class next year okay?

As for me, well this year marked my 10th year at my current employment! Imagine that? I never ever imagined that I'd be in one organisation this long. My 3rd job and obviously my longest! If you remember reading my update back in May , I posted about my dilemma of choosing my 10 years service award? Even though my 10 years anniversary falls in August to be exact, I just got the "awards" only a couple of months back. So, what did I choose? Well.... tadaaaa.... the biggest and bulkiest items in the award list.

A pewter frame and a vase. I quite like them actually. Now they are on my desk at work.
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