Wednesday, December 26, 2007

~Homemade Strawberry Yoghurt @ Dadih Strawberi~

This is my first try at making 'dadih' based on a recipe found in the internet. However, I had to modify the recipe a bit (I didn't have jelly powder and had to use jelly strips) and this is the result.

Place this cups of 'dadih' into the fridge and it'll be ready to be served in a few hours. ;)

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Nasi Lemuni

This is how I make nasi lemuni. Actually it is a 'Nasi Lemak' and the only difference is I added some extract of the lemuni leaves.

Lemuni leaves. Cut into small pieces and blend. Then extract the juice (tapis ler)

This is salted queenfish (ikan talang kering). Fry just a moment to put into sambal tumis.

Wash rice, put in onion, ginger and pepper. Add on coconut milk, lemuni leaves extract, pandan leaves and a pinch of salt. Ready to cook.

The finished products. Nasi lemuni and sambal tumis and also hard-boiled egg. A very simple dish you can eat for breakfast or any other time. :)

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Pesta Makanan Warisan @ Dataran Merdeka (Merdeka Square), KL

I hope I got the event name right.. The event was held by the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage (KeKKWa)

The landmark of Dataran Merdeka, Bangunan Sultan Abdul Samad

The crowd. There was a cooking demonstration in the morning
The only time my eldest son can sit still - jigsaw puzzle

Count the bananas and guess the correct weight contest. Notice the cute orangutan on top of the bananas. Did you see the lizard guarding the trees? If not for it, Yiyi would have gone to get the durian.. hehehe.. right after the contest had ended, the durian had been 'sacrificed'

There were crafts demonstration. I like looking at the way the makciks (old ladies) in action. Feels so like at kampung.

Ceramic Pottery

A traditional coconut grinder. You have to pedal to make the machine works.. great exercise!

Have you seen this before?

Among exhibits shown. All about traditional food and spices
Sehari @ the National Art Gallery

Take note that visitors can take picture here as long as they don't use flash. Flash can damage the painting (make the paint melt)

The gallery where I took my photos :
There were also a competition called Bakat Muda Sezaman 2006 or the 2006 Young Contemporaries. I managed to snap two of the works :

The works by this artist, Azliza Ayob won an award in this competition.

This is another 'huge' works called Elvis From Sepilok. It's made from all types of brushes including colourful toilet brush. Ever imagine it could be a beautiful work of art?

Among the works that captured my attention/lenses:

This is a work by Malaysian artist Latif Maulan. His paintings are very realistic looking. Look at the drops of dew on the flower.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Monday, November 26, 2007

My sons in action : Cycling

Only Yiyi's photos are available because he was sporting enough to stop and smile for the camera. As in Abe Awe, he was too busy cycling and wouldn't stop to pose and I was not too eager to chase him around.

p/s: they wanted to wear motorcycle helmets.. hehe okay, which reminds me I should buy them proper cycling helmets after this

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Eye on Malaysia - Finally

After almost a year, we set foot at Tasik Titiwangsa on Sunday, 25th Nov. 2007 to ride the one and only - Eye on Malaysia (eye on some part of KL actually)

This was not a planned trip. Yes, I did mentioned to my husband that since my cousin Cik Minah has taken a ride on the giant ferris wheel, it's a shame that we who stayed in KL do not want to take the chance (Cik Minah lives in Penang and came here 2 weeks ago on a school visits). So I said, I wanted to buy a key chain at the souvenir shop. Suddenly my hubby said, okay, let's ride Eye on Malaysia as well.. Of course all of us were so excited at the idea!

We parked our car at the National Art Gallery and walked to Tasik Titiwangsa (just a 10 minutes walk)

Abe awe and yiyi at our home's parking area

Eye on Malaysia (side and front view)

Ticket booth (adult at RM15/each and Child at RM8/each)

This is where we queue

Notice the 2 big wheels on the left and right which rotates the giant wheel

The views from above as in photos below :

Petronas twin tower

My sons couldn't contain their excitement