It was Wednesday 29 July 2009. Again, I had to cancel my exercise routine. I was excited to get my wonderful bread making machine. Izad promised to send it that evening around 6pm. When it was close to six he called from Kemaman and told me he was on the way back to Kuantan and would arrive around “magrib”. He would send the machine after “magrib” prayer. If he told me earlier that he would be late, I would have gone jogging! Around 15 minutes until 8pm he showed up with Lin and their daughter Nabila. My long awaited machine had finally arrived. Lin briefed me on how to operate the machine. I felt bad rushing them because I had to go to my “Harfiah” class at 9.15pm. We just dumped all the ingredients in the machine and left it for 2 hours. Voila! The bread was ready when I got back from my “Harfiah” class. Unfortunately the kids were all asleep. They were excited to see (and eat) the bread the next morning. It was delicious!
Friday, July 31, 2009
On Tuesday 28 July 2009 our friend Juan left for
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Today is pretty relaxing compared to yesterday. I thought of going for a walk in the morning but had to abort the plan due to heavy rain. I started to sort the old news papers but had to stop for my “tajwid” class. I was so hungry at the end of my class so I ate some rice at home before I left for facial at my friend’s salon. This time I was awake during the massage and it was so relaxing. I dozed off while waiting for the mask to dry. On the way home, I stopped by a supermarket to get some ingredients to make spaghetti bolognaise because Danial is coming back from his PMR workshop today. He was the one who asked me to cook spaghetti. However,when I got home, Steve told me he was going to bake pizza for dinner. I guess I have to postpone making the spaghetti. Since he was volunteering to cook, there was no point for me to crowd the kitchen, so I decided to update my blog. In the middle of writing, I was interrupted by a wonderful tray of pizza. I thought, hey, why don’t I take a picture of this pizza and share it with the world! Pizza anyone ?
Saturday, July 25, 2009
I will try to squeeze in an appointment to do facial tomorrow too. It would be great to take a nap while someone massage my face. Wow! I can’t wait!
We have been going back to the “kampong” quite often lately because it’s fruit season. If we don’t go and eat all those fruits, who else is going to do that? However, last weekend (18 July) was special because we had a guest, Juan, a wonderful medical student from
After we finished our breakfast, we decided to play tourist guide so we took Juan to the
We went back to my mom’s house at lunch time. We wanted to take some fruits but it started to rain really hard. We all took a nap until the rain stopped. Then we took some “manggis”, “langsat”, “duku”, and “mata kuching”. Steve also took Juan to the durian orchard across the river and they got 2 big durians. We cut one up so Juan could eat it and he really liked the taste because it was fresh from the tree. We hope he had a good time because he seemed to blend in well with the kampong folks. We’ll miss him when he goes back to
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Having 5 children means celebrating their birthdays 5 times a year. Well, that’s not so bad. Looking for the right presents 5 times a year is sometimes tough. We don’t want to buy something too expensive because that will drill deep holes in our pockets but at the same time we would like to get something which would please our kids. Since Steve is not so busy at his office at the moment, he went shopping for the present. Harris wanted a Nintendo DS but we (the parents!) disagreed. Besides being expensive, it will just transfer Harris’ attention from the computer screen to the game screen. That would be bad for his eyesight! Steve decided to get him a remote control car and Harris loves it. At least something takes his eyes off the computer. He didn’t open his present until 10 o’clock last night, after we got back from a birthday dinner at Pizza Hut (a ritual for the past several years). We didn’t cut his chocolate birthday cake until this evening, after Steve and I got off work. The chocolate cake is homemade, and it is another family ritual ever since we celebrated our eldest son’s first birthday in 1995! They aren’t tired of the taste yet. Happy birthday Harris.