Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Mothers Day?

I'm not celebrating the day even the kids call me Mama. I'm not celebrating the day even I have one inside my heart.

But, on that day, since my 1st son was in kindy school I receive one card or craft made from him and the legacy giving the card or craft from my sons continues until this year .. I guess so..??(because my 2nd son is in his final kindy years at school).

For me, Mother's day is neither a Malay culture nor an Islamic way of life. As far as I remember when I was young there were no mother's day celebrations. The only celebrations we have are birthdays and anniversary my mama and papa.

I do keep all my sons artworks. They are very creative expressing their creativeness :) I guess I can hold an art show from their artwork collection in the art gallery. If Allah's will, I will...

To test my husband on the day, I urge him to get me something special for me. What do you think his response? "You are my wife. If there is a Wife Day for sure i will get something special for you." Hahhaha.. I suppose so.. That makes me love him more :)

Conclusion is NO celebration on mothers day. I'm happy and grateful to have you guys!! All Praises to Allah.

Monday, May 9, 2011

How to soak my dear eldest son?

Dear my 1st son,
I wish I have a special turbo washing machine. Put some bleach and soak you all night long. When the day comes I wash you strongly like a turbulent seas. And Finally the cycle ends it becomes calm like the tranquil waters of the lake. The 'translucent you' enables me to see through inner you. So that I know how to induce you in doing something benefit for your own good. Totally confident in my hand that you will carry out my orders like a son honour his mother words.
You are my sunshine You are my moon You are my everything in this world and Thereafter. O Allah, please give me strength and guide me in bringing up my children especially my 1st one who is in the transition from young to teenager.
Love, Mama.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

I Love ......

...............................................................steamed pomfret.

It's a simple dish but I steamed it on a family occasion. There's a few reason why the dish becomes very significant dish to me.
  • When I was young, my mom cooked the pomfret dish only during the fasting month, Ramadhan Mubarak. So, when I look at the fish I feel that it was fasting month.
  • The fish is very costly. My mom will make sure every family member will get one pomfret. She fork out some from her saving just to have a pomfret for every plate on the table. Me?? One pomfret for four people. HAHAHAAA... Not because I can't afford to have one pomfret for one person. I am trying to instill the sharing and appreciation values among us. Off Course, Both ways (my mom and me) represent and potray the high appreciation values in our cooking. I always remember how my mom had lavish parties on our table during the fasting month. How I miss that..!!

To steam the pomfret you need to have:
  1. Fresh Pomfret
  2. Young ginger
  3. Garlic
  4. Coriander leave
  5. Salt and pepper
  6. Tomato (optional)
  7. Carrot (optional)
  8. A steamer / A Microwave
Malaysian named this fish Ikan Bawal Putih
Bruneian named this fish Ikan Duai = BND25/kg