Wednesday, September 16, 2009

And Ramadhan comes to the end...

Salam to all...

Rainy morning,quite peaceful..yet still facing traffic jammed road as usual :) Seems like people still attached to daily works, but maybe within 'raya' mode...just like myself. Theeeheee :D... If I'm not considering my annual leave balance (which I got only a few more).. Surely I'll be enjoying holiday spree this week, playing with my Hanapet and prepare my home for the upcoming raya...instead of sitting at my office and staring my pc for the whole day and do nothing (err..actually, there r a lot of work to do but i didn't do it :p )

Samat ari raye cacik2(pacik macik) sumer... Jgn lupe dtg umah Hana yer...

Err...nothing interesting to share out. This Ramadhan passed by with serenity. As we are heading towards the end of it, lots of syawal sign (raya ler) embarked. I cant avoid my feelings from the joyful and excitement (konon nak concentrate Ramadhan..huhu). The most exciting is to find Hana's raya clothes. I planned to find some dress and gowns for her but luckily she got all of them from her atok2s and nenek2s... And now she has almost 7 pairs of dress+ tshirts and gowns for 'melaram'..hahaha :D sorry, didn't take the photos... and now, I'm waiting for her baju kurung to be done by her nenek sedara. Huu... tak sabor... cut this short, we would like to wish SELAMAT HARI RAYA to all our friends, near and far... May this 'Eid brings so much happiness to each and everyone of us. Forgive us for any of our misdeeds against all of u.

We will be celebrating 1st day of 'eid at Melaka then the next day will be at Batu Pahat, insyaAllah. Return to KL on the 3rd day and back to work on 5th day of 'eid. Heee... very simple schedule. visit us, okay? :) Have a safe journey on ur balik kg trip...and keep ur health on the good track as we know what is still spreading among us ;)


Mohd Khairuddin Rais

Mastura bt. Mohd Salleh (Mama Hana)

Raihana Izzati bt. Mohd Khairuddin (Hanapet)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Independence Day...

A hectic morning... finalizing some papers to be presented on meeting at 9.30 a.m . Then just got a call from Mr.Haji The Boss (not sivaji ok) regarding budget issues. I have to prepare 'em before 2.30 p.m . And I'm veeery sleepy right now after long 'munaqasyah' with my hubby thru the phone..hiihihihi. Just jotting simple thing about my special Ramadhan day on 31st August 2009..ngeee :) Nothing..too special but still.. I want perpetuate the memory in this blog ;)

Happy (belated) 52nd Independence Day

Our beloved country stepped into 52 years of independence on last 31st august. But sadly speak, each years shows a graph of decreasing spirit of understanding the real meaning of 'independence' especially among youngsters. It is displayed throughout one whole year..not on that very day (31st August - of cos, respecting Ramadhan). Crime cases, moral & social issues, political issues, health issues, economic issues.. nothing demonstrate that we are shifting our country into a better level year after year. I'm not being pesimist but.. there are no a distinct aspect that make me really proud to be a Muslim Malaysian this year and few years back.

But what I like most about this year independence celebration happened in Ramadhan and therefore, no (ridiculous) countdown event - I said ridiculous because they started with concert, countdown, shouting MERDEKA, launching fireworks...and went back home stucked in traffic jammed or worse.. spend the night in hotels, got drunk, etc. Just not the right way to celebrate an important historical event in our country. At least... in Ramadhan, those unnecessary and empty-hearted celebration will not happened and filled with something more useful - tarawih & tadarrus ( The better way to express joy & thanksfulness to Allah for the day).

Independence Day special menu..

Hehe.. I poured my heart and soul in preparing food for sahur and ifthar as I had much time to spent (public holiday). Here they are..taraaaaa :

Cili padi fried rice + fried egg for sahur (The rice was really HOT!)

Chicken rice for ifthar...yummy!! (chicken rice is my fav)

Whenever I cook chicken rice.. my mind straightly sailed to Bonda Soup Corner (BSC) memories in 2004. BSC was a PMIUM food stall in UM's Convo week. And one of the main course there was Chicken Rice.. beside the main menu - of cos, variety kind of soup. I was in charge of preparing chicken rice every day. Actually not totally preparing the whole procedure as puchasing raw ingredients were made by the boys. I only did the cooking (the rice, cooked the marinated chicken and did the sauces) while the marvellous soup was made by my senior - Ust Ashraf Zulkifli- using his secret ingredients ;) The experiences of handling a part of food business is really memorable.. and not forgetting the exhaustion part too... really major!! Cooking 4-5 trip of chicken rice set in large amount every day, dealt with the heat and lifted heavy things. I got totally flat at night and woke up early in the morning to cook again. Pheww.. luckily it only last within a week.. :) What a sweeeet memory.. ok.. have to go now.. enough of food talking, make my mouth watery..hihihi :)

As we are stepping into the 2nd phase of Ramadhan.. I hope the energetic momentum from the 1st phase will still remain and not dissolved by the Hari Raya mode. There are a lot more to catch up and a lot more to improvise our ibadah. Pray for all Muslims out there.. and have a blessed Ramadhan :)