Monday, 15 December 2008

Raya AidilAdha celebration - 141208

On Saturday we had our Raya AidilAdha celebration at Keenan House...As usual its a pot luck concept and all the ladies showed their cooking skills...the food spread was marvelous...let me list the food based on my memory...there was murtabak (ni mmg sedap sgt cam mkn kat msia), nasi beriani, nasi kerabu, nasi ayam, ayam panggang, lasagna,  mee kari, roti jala with kari daging, nasi impit,lemang and rendang, choc donuts, pau kaya, choc cake, caramel, agar-agar gula hangus, samosa, brownies, kek batik and cupcakes (my contribution)...My cupcakes was one of the first to finished as i guess the kids was tempted with the coloured cream...Sambil makan-makan, ada persembahan from the mums, dads and kids and also pertandingan busana muslim and hafazan al-quran for the kids...Overall we eat, we laugh and we had fun...

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Been tagged again

Here are my answers Kak Nani

What were you doing 5 years ago?

Graduated my degree and started my 1st job at MIDF

What were the 5 things on your list to do today?

  1. prepare breakfast, lunch and dinner
  2. play with eryna
  3. clean the house
  4. surf the net 
  5. watch CSI

What are the snacks that you enjoy?

  1. maggi
  2. tuna sandwich
  3. crumpet
  4. waffle
  5. crisp/ doritos

What are 5 things you do if you are a billionaire

  1. perform umrah and haj 
  2. sedekah to the needy
  3. shopping stuffs that I like
  4. travel around the world
  5. build a house for my parents 

What 5 jobs you've had

  1. practival trainee at ITTAR
  2. executive at MIDF
  3. homemaker
  4. ?
  5. ?

Who are the 5 person you want to tag

  1. fuzah
  2. melia
  3. rahilah
  4. qathy
  5. ajezack

Thursday, 4 December 2008


Today I am one year older and the day started well as it snowed from morning till noon...At last, it snowed as I imagined...Today was also Eryna's 8-12 months check-up, at 10.30am off we went to the clinic to meet the health visitor...Syukur alhamdullillah Eryna is growing well...She is now 7kg and 68cm long...After the check-up we headed to the holiday park nearby our house and played with the snow...Eryna was happy when we put her on the snow and managed to take some pictures to capture the moments...After enjoying ourselves with the snow, we decided to go back home as we were freezing...poor Eryna but I guess she had fun...

When we were at home, Faizal brought out my birthday cake and we had our normal simple celebration...The cake was delicious...Today I am officially on leave from any housework including cooking...Therefore, we ordered pizza...

Tuesday, 2 December 2008


The cold weather has begun...daytime can be five degree and below and at night it can be zero degree and below...My oh my, what can I say...I'M FEELING COLD...Everytime when we decide  to go out, I have to make ensure Eryna is well dressed for the weather...Luckily she has no complaints wearing her thick cloths together with her gloves and cap...At first she was confused as before this it's just simple clothing and a jacket...
It snowed 2 weeks ago but at our place the snow was not that thick...Hopefully it will be a white christmas this year and then we can all play with the snow...Can't wait for Ila, Ina, Ikin, Bad and Gael to be here in Durham middle of this month...Yeyeye, Eryna will have more friends to play with...Actually tak sabar gak christmas ni sebab nak gi boxing day shopping...hehehe...

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Enlightenment- Durham International Light Festival

Enlightenment is a stunning and truly international light festival celebrating Durham’s religious and industrial heritage. Four new light-based artworks show Durham as viewed through the eyes of two very different cultures. The installations are a fusion of cultural identities, creative styles and methods of working. The individual pieces take their inspiration from the sacred texts, iconic images and traditions of Durham and a number of Eastern societies.

The major pieces will be supported by Intermittent, a light trail of smaller installations, projections, film works and light boxes which will illuminate shop windows, bars and office spaces across the City.

Friday, 7 November 2008

I've been tagged

I have been tagged by Kak Wan. Well, here goes:

The Who’s

Who Was The Last Person You Talked To? my hubby

Who Knows The Most About You? my hubby again

Who Can Make You Laugh No Matter What? eryna i guess with her cheeky moves

Who Can You Always Count On? my hubby, my parents and my siblings

Who Has Your Heart? my hubby

Who Is or Was Your Favorite Teacher In School? to much to choose

Who Is Your Best Friend(s)? fazliana, terk, qiah, noi, gina, ag, fuza, melia, dayah

Who Loves You? my hubby, my parents, eryna of course and my family

The What’s

What Is Your Favorite Song At The Moment? chasing pavement, adele

What Are You Looking Forward To? eryna to walk and to be a student again

What Is Your Favorite Color? forever red

What Website Do You Visit Most? My blog, my friends blog, facebook etc.

What Is Your Favorite Smell? baking cake and bread

What Is Your Favorite Movie? romantic comedy

What Makes You Mad? waiting for people

What Curse Word Do You Use A lot? i do not curse

What Kind Of Phone Do You Have? Nokia N80

What Was The Last Song You Listened To? the new sheila on 7 songs, terpaksa dengar sebab hubby suka dengar

The When’s

When Was The Last Time You Went To The Mall? last month

When Did You Talk To Your Crush Last? this morning

When Do or Did You Graduate? 2002...lama dah tu..kena belajar balik ni

When Is The Next Time You’ll Do Something Fun? in december i guess when my cousin and sistas are here in durham

When Was The Last Time You Ate or Drank Something? not yet, waiting for hubby to have breakfast together

When Is Your Birthday? december girl

When Was The Last Time You Went To The Movies? long time ago

When Is Your Parents Birthday? may 14 and july 14

When Were You In The Car Last? yesterday evening, went to tesco to do some shopping

When Will You Be 21? everyday

When Will You Be Taking Your Next Vacation? in december during christmas with my cousin

The Where’s

Where Do You Live? At home

Where Is The Best Place To Be? malaysia

Where Was Your Last Vacation? london

Where Were You Born? UK

Where Is Your Best Friend? busy working in Malaysia

Where Was The Last Place Your Were Besides Your Own House? Durham town

Where Do You Think You’ll Be In 10 Years? back in malaysia and will be busy with work

Where Is Your Cell Phone? upstairs on my bed

Where Are Your Parents? in malaysia

Where Was Your Display Picture Taken? durham town

Monday, 3 November 2008





Looking at the pictures  above reminds me of how much I miss my friends back in Malaysia.

Sunday, 2 November 2008

Autumn in Durham

Birthday hubby

Yesterday Faizal celebrated his birthday for the first time in the UK. If we were in Malaysia, for sure I dah belanja Faizal makan kat Chilies. Since we are here and there is no Chilies, I cooked Faizal's favourite meal and bake my delicious  chocolate brownie. Lepas makan both of us kekeyangan and just lepak in the house. Eryna seronok tengok the birthday cake and nak ambik gambar pun nak tengok cake.  


from Min and Eryna

Here are some pictures taken. Happy viewing.

Thursday, 30 October 2008

Trick or treat...

Just now, our door was knocked by a kid and we were nervous on what he wanted. While we tried to get our keys, the kid went away. Actually tonite is Halloween nite  and we kind of forgot about it. Usually on this night, kids will go around the neighbourhood to collect their chocolates/candies. We felt bad to the kid who knocked our door as  we sincerely wanted to give him some chocolates/candies. It's an experience to us and hopefully next time we will be more prepared. Eryna can also join the fun. 

Saturday, 25 October 2008


Life in the UK
  • everything is in order, weather dah start sejuk and later kena start pakai winter clothing again...OMG the day will become shorter and the night will be longer...BORING!!!...

Baby Eryna
  • she's 7 months old and is trying to crawl...started weaning and she loves it...

Monday, 13 October 2008

Faces of Eryna

Holiday trip

Eryna finally met her Tok dad and beloved aunties. They arrived safely at Heathrow airport on 04/10/2008 and on the same day, we drove down to Hertford (4 hours drive from Durham) to met them. At first Eryna was confused to meet new faces but later she played happily with them. Aunty Ila and Chu Rai seronok main dengan Eryna, terubat rindu nak main together as before this asyik tengok  thru webcam aje. Tapi I guess they tak puas main dengan Eryna as the following day we went to Surrey to send them. We helped my sistas to unpacked and arranged their things at their room and later in the evening, we drove back to Hertford. The next morning, we went to London pulak to register Eryna at Malaysian High Commission and to do her passport sekali. We took the tube from Cockfosters and the journey to us about 35 minutes to reach Hyde Park Corner station. Nasib baik masa we all pergi kat High Comm tak ramai orang. Later in the afternoon, we went again to the High Comm to collect Eryna's passport. While waiting for her passport to be ready, we went to Oxford Street and had lunch at Edgware Road. Thanks to Tok dad sebab belanja makan kat Melur restaurant. Terubat rindu nak makan Char kuew teow. On Tuesday before we left to Durham, we singgah Surrey again to say goodbye to my sistas. Tok dad was with us for 6 nights but rasa cam sekejap je. During his stay, we brought him jalan-jalan kat Durham and Newcastle. He managed to eat fish and chips which he say kena makan everytime bila datang UK.  This morning we drove to Manchester to send Tok Dad off and on the way home we dropped by at York Designer Outlet to cuci mata. Mid season sale belum start lagi so tak beli apa-apa except baju for Eryna at GAP outlet. Here some of the pictures taken during our trip.

Friday, 10 October 2008


Sorry for not updating our blog...kind of busy at the dad is here in durham...will update later kay...take care everyone...

Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Eid in Durham

We celebrated Hari Raya today, which is one day earlier than Malaysia.We got to know regarding the date from the London mosque before break fast.Lucky me, I have already prepared the ingredients for my cooking. This is the first time I cooked for Eid as usually in Malaysia, I will only assist my mum. As usual in the morning, Faizal went for prayers and after that we headed to Bowburn community hall to join other Malaysian for our Eid gathering. Since its a potluck gathering, there was variety of foods such as briyani gam with ayam masak merah and pajeri nenas, laksam, mee rebus, nasi impit with kuah kacang, masak lodeh, dessert and cakes. As for me I brought chicken pitta and chocolate cake. Eryna siap dapat duit raya lagi from the Malaysian society. After the said event, we pay a visit to Abg Asmady and Kak Jaizah's house and had pulut kuning with rendang and kuih raya. We had a fun day celebrating Eid in the UK especially with our dearest daughter Eryna. Some pictures taken during the gathering.

Monday, 22 September 2008

Sunday, 14 September 2008

Iftar @ Keenan House

Yesterday, we had a potluck iftar with our fellow Malaysians at Keenan house...Most of us turn up for this event with their specialities...therefore, the spread of food was marvelous, kind of like buffet at hotels...there were nasi lemak with sambal sotong and sambal tumis petai, pizza, nasi kerabu, mee hoon sup, laksa penang, lauk - rendang ayam, ikan asam pedas,ayam percik, varieties of kuih-muih and cakes, fruits and lots more which i can't actually for us, we brought nasi minyak with acar sayur and daging dendeng...

While the parents are busy eating, the kids were happily playing outside at the parking compound...feels like raya celebration...terasa macam kat Malaysia lak... Eryna was happy as she met her friends...although at times she was grumpy as she was sleepy...

This activity was fun and the coming next event will be the aidilfitri celebration... Here are the pictures taken during the event...

Thursday, 4 September 2008

Fasting in the UK...

Alhamdulillah kami selamat menjalani ibadah puasa di UK...For time being, Imsak is at 3.56am and maghrib is at 7.51pm...but time imsak and maghrib berubah-ubah setiap hari...imsak will become later while we will berbuka earlier everyday...but, more or less we have to fast for about 17 hours...luckily the weather here is cold taklah rasa sangat masa yang panjang tu...Eryna pun bangun masa bersahur...1st day buka puasa we had nasi ayam and samosa...2nd day we had rice with beef brown sauce with vegetables and telur dadar...3rd day, we had rice with ayam kentang berlada and mixed vegetables, cucur udang and cekodok pisang...Called home yesterday and miss all at home...teringat masa buka puasa with the family...mum will always make sure the food is ready and lay on the table before buka will always be early at the table to wait for the and sistas will be at the table a few minutes before azan...those were the days...

Ina Ila drink for me air tebu and air mata kuching...
Charlie eat for me roti john...
Dad eat for me pulut panggang and tepung pelita...
Mum eat for me kuih lopes and bubur pengat pisang, jagung and pulut hitam...

Selamat berpuasa...semoga puasa kita mendapt keberkatan dari Allah SWT...

Note: Happy 53rd birhtday to Ayah and 51st to Mak on 4th & 9th September respectively. Have a pleasent birthday during Ramadhan this year.

Friday, 29 August 2008

Ramadhan Al Mubarak

Yup...Ramadhan is just around the a few days time all muslims will be said earlier, this is the 1st year both me and Faizal will be fasting in the the moment its a mixed feeling...a side of me feel happy to be fasting in the UK but in the other hand, i feel sad...i am going to miss performing sembahyang terawih at masjid Aminah which i have been doing since primary school...miss buka puasa with my family of course...petang2 pergi pasar ramadhan with my dad and sistas...not to forget, break fasting with my fellow office mates...fuzah, melia, rizal, kak liza, dila, ilyana...its a routine for us to breakfast together each guys, this year do eat for me ya...

This is also my 1st year fasting as a housewife...nampaknya tiap2 hari kena fikir menu apa nak masak...kalau dulu balik kerje je, semua dah ready...for the past 5 years, I have been working and during that time I really look forward for the fasting month...its the only month that I am able to go home early at 4.30pm...Those were the days when me and Faizal will take the lrt to office and breakfast at my mum's house...seronok tau balik awal...if not tiap2 hari balik lambat and dah gelap...

This year will also be Eryna's 1st time celebrating Aidilfitri...

Selamat Berpuasa...

Friday, 8 August 2008


080808...what a nice date...i guess a lot of people would choose this date for their wedding and i bet in Malaysia, sure banyak wedding nak attend on this i the UK, it seems the same as other ordinary day...

We would like to congratulate our dearest cousin, Arizah who is getting married on 100808...welcome to the club...wish we were in Malaysia to celebrate your big day and to have fun eating the delicious wedding food...since we could not attend your wedding, do send us your wedding pics...

Updates on Eryna, she can now turn and smile/giggle when we play with her...pantang letak mesti dia pusing...nak tunjuk skilllah tu...she is now fun to play with and sometimes leka main dengan dia...she doesn't like to be left alone... 

Ramadhan is coming soon...This year it will  be the first year, me and faizal fasting abroad and celebrating Aidilfitri in the UK...Hope everything will be ok although i have to admit that i will miss home and the people we love back in Malaysia during this occasion...

Eryna's latest pics...


Saturday, 2 August 2008