Saturday, August 27, 2011

Petai (Parkia speciosa)

(This is Petai)
During the fasting month, my hubby will not eat Petai, but then, when I cooked it for iftar yesterday, he just could not resist!!! Hahahah...... Here is the recipe:
One bowl of petai seeds (remove the petai seed by cutting the bulging skin with a small knife, and then remove the seed.) Cut the seed in halves.

200gm dried anchovies (ikan bilis)
2 large onions, sliced thinly
1 red chilli or 8 pcs cili padi (birds eyes chilli), also sliced thinly
3 pcs asam keping (googled for the name in English, cannot find lah....)
salt to taste

Fry ikan bilis until crispy.  Add onions, chillies, asam keping and salt to taste. Finally add in petai seeds. Best to eat with rice. 

But then, after eating petai, please do not use the public toilet.... the aroma is unbearable for some earthlings....Hahaha......

Petai can be eaten raw, but best to eat with the skin too. Read some where and also base on ancestors experience, have medicinal value, i.e. can avoid diabetes. 

Saturday, August 20, 2011

My 29th Wedding Anniversary - August 7 2011

I posted the following comment on my Facebook status on August 8 2011, and I was touched with the response from my dear FB friends......
Norliza Binti Idrus Pen-pal for 4 years....couple-couple for 6 years....happily married for 29 years..... Alhamdullilah...
08 August at 14:19 · Privacy:Friends · · · Remove tagRemoving tag...

Monday, August 15, 2011

Seven days in the Holy City of Mecca

 (me with Ayeshah infront of the entrance for women only)

 (the pilgrims returning after fajr prayers)

 (just like during many pilgrims..)

 (me returning to the hotel after fajr prayers..the Holy Mosque in the background)

 (Entrance via Babus Salam)

 (the huge clock tower)

 (cute kid looking at me...(1st floor Haram Mosque)

 (at Tanaeem mosque)

 (The Holy Mosque in the background)

 (The Holy Kaabah)

 (me on the 1st floor of the Holy Mosque)

 (Ayeshah just after eshaq prayers)

 (cute camel at the farm....)

 (Ayeshah at Jabal Ramah)

 (view of Arafah in the background)

 (Subhanallah...can see the clock tower from here...)

(Jabal Ramah)


 (massive construction where Hotel Mecca once stood)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Men Are Just Happier People, says who??

A friend of mine sent the following article via email and I truly enjoy reading it....So funny....Of course lah....Hey sure cannot live without us.....

Men Are Just Happier People
  NICKNAMES ·      
 If Laura, Kate and Sarah go out for lunch, they will call each other Laura, Kate and Sarah. ·        
 If Mike, Dave and John go out, they will affectionately refer to each other as Fat Boy, Dickhead and Shit for Brains.

  EATING OUT ·        
 When the bill arrives, Mike, Dave and John will each throw in $20, even though it's only for $32.50.  None of them will have anything smaller and none will actually admit they want change back. ·        
 When the girls get their bill, out come the pocket calculators.

MONEY ·        
 A man will pay $2 for a $1 item he needs. ·        
 A woman will pay $1 for a $2 item that she doesn't need but it's on sale.    

BATHROOMS ·        
 A man has six items in his bathroom: toothbrush and toothpaste, shaving cream, razor, a bar of soap, and a towel. · The average number of items in the typical woman's bathroom is 337.  A man would not be able to identify more than 20 of these items.    

ARGUMENTS ·         
A woman has the last word in any argument. ·        
Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.

FUTURE ·        
A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband. ·        
A man never worries about the future until he gets a wife.

SUCCESS ·        
A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. ·      
A successful woman is one who can find such a man.

MARRIAGE ·        
A woman marries a man expecting he will change, but he doesn't. ·        
A man marries a woman expecting that she won't change, but she does.

DRESSING UP ·        
A woman will dress up to go shopping, water the plants, empty the trash, answer the phone, read a book, and get the mail. ·        
A man will dress up for weddings and funerals.

NATURAL ·        
Men wake up as good-looking as they went to bed. ·        
Women somehow deteriorate during the night.

OFFSPRING ·        
Ah, children.  A woman knows all about her children.  She knows about dentist appointments and romances, best friends, favorite foods, secret fears and hopes and dreams. ·        
A man is vaguely aware of some short people living in the house.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY A married man should forget his mistakes.
There's no use in two people remembering the same thing! SO, send this to the women who have a sense of humor and who can handle it .... and to the men who will enjoy reading it.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Final off Plantar F!!

Fasting during the month of Ramadan began 1st August 2011 (Monday).  All my children were at home when we had our pre-dawn meal.  I woke up at 3.30am and did my supererogatory prayers, after which I went to the kitchen to cook fried rice and chicken nuggets.  

After dawn prayers, I wanted to send Sofiyah to school, but hubby said he would send her instead.  So....I drove to Kuala Lumpur since my appointment with the Orthopaedic surgeon was at 9.30am.   I thought I had ample time to reach Pantai Medical Centre since I left the house at 8.00am... boy.....was I wrong..... I was caught in the traffic jam just after the toll at Taman Connaught... Traffic was hardly moving....but then, when it moved I found myself inching bit by bit.... Was there a road block?? An accident??? Aiyaaaaaa!!!!! When traffic began to move ever so was already 9am!!! I called PMC to inform that I might be late.

I finally reached PMC at 9.25am.  Registered myself at the counter on 4th floor.  When the clerk asked me whether I have been to PMC before, I told her....yeah! before you were born!!! Hehehe........ (well, she's only 20 years old).  I delivered all my children at PMC, and my eldest daughter is now 27 years old....

When it was my turn to see the doctor, I was amazed to see that he has not aged at all....Wowww......dear doctor, you are as handsome as ever.... (hey!!! I'm not being 'gatal' okay!...hehehe..) Anyway, I then explained to the doctor about my heel problem after removing my socks.  He also said its Plantar Fasciitis alright!!  So how Doctor?? Actually I was seeking a second opinion whether to proceed with the steroid injection or not.  Well, when doctor convinced me to proceed, I told him to go ahead with the injection. Any pain ah doctor??  Like ant-bite only.....
So....I was told to lie down on the hospital bed and given a LA injection.  Before he began injecting the steroid, he told me he would do it slowly..... Why ah? If fast-fast got more pain ah??  Well, I did felt pain, initially, but only for a few seconds.....Then it was all over...can go home now..... Doctor said I need to rest for at least a month, meaning, no running, no climbing, no hiking.....Well, fasting month lah doctor....where can do all that????  I have to see the doctor again in two weeks time.  Oh also told me to take ARCOXIA daily for 10 days....

Well.....after breaking fast, I quickly took ARCOXIA because....I began to feel pain....  Today is Thursday (day 4 after taking ARCOXIA for three days) and I did not feel any pain whatsoever, Alhamdullilah.....I have to complete the dosage than only do I dare to say that I have made the right choice of injecting the steroid..... 

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