Monday, 30 November 2009
Wednesday, 18 November 2009
Monday, 16 November 2009
Honey Soy Broiled Salmon + Sayur Masak Lemak Cili Api + Rice
USD5 per pax. (because of Salmon)
Please order before 10 am tomorrow (Nov 17).
In future, I will try to spice up the menu a little bit. Maybe western food like macharoni or etc.
Tuesday, 10 November 2009
I'm not going to talk about myself as a mom in this entry.
I'm gonna share with you my thoughts and experience as a daughter.
This gonna be a LONG (note: hubby is at the library and zara is off to her lalaland)entry and for those who think it is not worth to read, click on the x button on top of the window.
This entry is dedicated to my MOM.
November is her month, so i've decided to write something about her.
Life was pretty hard back then. Memang susah.
We used to live in a kampung where electricity and water had not reach us.
That time, mom was a housewife. She couldnt find a single job. Small town.
So, everything we ate was farmed and planted by mom. (Very organic)
If you guys watch upin and ipin, that's exactly how my life looked like back then. But worst.
Then, when she carried my youngest sister, we move to my mom hometown.
Life was better.
Mom could find a job since we were going to have additional member.
Dad's earning would not be enough to support us.
So my mom took a job as operator. Double shift.
Yup, it was tough for her to live us all alone at home.
Dad was working 1 hour away. He came back late at night.
So, my atuk and nenek took care of us (Mind u, they also took care another 2 of my cousins and they have warung kopi to take care of too)
Basically our lunch and dinner were prepared by mom before she off to work.
Once the youngest one born, dad adviced mom to stay home.
But, his salary would not be enough for our living.
Mom decided to start selling nasi lemak and kuih-muih to help out.
At first she just sent to kedai2 kopi. But after awhile, she bought herself a bicycle and modified it to suit her small business. She put a big aluminium container at the back.
I know, this was the toughest moment in her life.
Just imagine, despite doing other mom's job, she had to wake up early in the morning (4am) to cook. You know what time she went to bed? 10pm
At that time too she had a small baby. So, basically she didnt have exactly 6 hours of sleep.
I cant imagine myself in her shoes. Even now, I always complain that I do not have enough sleep.
Normally, she prepare at least 5 kinds of kuih-muih, more than 80 packs of nasi lemak and around 50 packs of mee.
Worst thing was she had to sell it by herself. What i mean here is she had to carry this heavy load on the bicycle.
The route was challenging. (I did try to follow her during school holiday, i tell you, it was damn tiring. Note: There was nothing on my bicycle).
There was one taman, where mom had to push the bicycle up the hill because the road was very steep.
On top of that, she did not use any bell or sound to annouce her arrival.
She used her own voice to sell those kuih.
Ok, dah la penat kayuh basikal. Pastu kene jerit plak....satu taman boleh dengar she's there..oh tgh terik panas matahari lagi...and imagine during puasa, she still did that)
I salute her energy and determination to raise us.
She went through this hard life without complain and regret.
I know she wants the best for us.
Even she was ill, she still did the business to ensure that we have enough food at home and school allowance. She always put ourselve first before her.
She never fail to ensure that we have new clothes for raya even she had none.
Till now, I do not how to repay her. She sacrifice alot of her life.
Her time, her looks.. yeah she was pretty when she was young. But the sun eats her skin.
Even all the hard work, she is the happiest mom of all..no matter what challenges in front of her, she keeps smiling (awek muda).
Our life mcm drama dulu2...
Yesterday, I called her.
I told her that I'm just like her.
Run a small business to support our life here.
And you know what she said back, " do you want mak to send u some money".
I almost cried when she offers to help.
See, walau susah mane pon, she still wants to help!!!!
Mom, i know u wont read this blog.
But, at the bottom of my heart u are my star, my idol and my love!
What i have now is because of you, your words is powerful that change my life.
It's still fresh in my memory.
You never ask me to study hard, not even angry when i get a D.
But those words just fire, which spark my motivation to be a better person, to get good grades and finish school.
I love u and miss u mak!
Sunday, 8 November 2009
I have a few inventory of nice printed and plane tudung ekin.
I'm selling it for USD12.
I in love with these pieces because it is easy to wear and you dont have to iron them. Guarantee you will not be late to school.
If you are interested on buying, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm trying to get Zara to be my model but she is too pricey!!! She wants to be on her clothing line only! What to do, the poor mom has to be what she has to be (cakap berbelit2)
Coming soon....brooch on sale!
Saturday, 7 November 2009
From short entry in the early days to 'real' blogging.
Friday, 6 November 2009
Thursday, 5 November 2009
I learn to crochet since I was primary school.
Yeah, my mom always has the needle with her at home (basically when she has nothing to do, she just crochet..from the table top to sofa crochet).
Even my wedding 'bunga telur', she crocheted the bekas...you can even see her fingers look a little bit bended due to excessive and overusing her fingers.
So, this pattern that i'm doing, i learn it thru youtube (if years back ade youtube, definitely i crochet banyak2 winter hat. takyah nak beli mahal2).
I dont need to buy the book (very the mahal, higher than my nasi lemak) to learn the pattern. Awesomekan, when you can easily type the pattern and in a blink dah ade depan mate.....
After my baby hat complete, I wanna check the sewing machine in the basement. Maybe I can sew bags and sell it here..
I need to keep on telling myself that I AM ENTREPRENEUR!
Wednesday, 4 November 2009
Tomorrow, madam chef would love to try pajri nenas (i have the recipe from betty saw) and ayam kicap madu ( i love this recipe, got it from my aunt).
Normally ayam kicap madu taste better with baby drumstick and wing..but, i only have 'mother' drumstick in my stock! Hopefully it turns out well...
Please leave ur order in my fb or vis sms.
On the other note, yesterday was awesome. I repeat, AWESOME! u may wonder why.
It simply because I have my OWN debit card. U know what I mean. All these while I was a cash slave. Dont get me wrong. Bringing cash is not that bad at all, u know what left in ur purse instantly (wait .. not in a sec la, i still have to bring it out and calculate it one by one and sum it up). But paying cash over USD400 purchase at the store will make the cashier suspicious of me, thinking that it might be from black money. And thanksgiving is coming. which means shopping spree...sadly not for me la..orders from back home! Now, i can simply swipe my card without asking hubby to sign the receipt :)
Second best thing, we can extend our lease contract for the next 6 months..awesome (how many awesome la i gune ni)...cheaper rent, big house, and big yard..boleh main tanam2... takyah nak main farmville (dont be surprise, i never play this game and i dont even know what is all about)..
Before i end, again, my lovely customers, order before 10am.