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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Insanity by sane people

Have you been in a situation where;
1. You obeserve your surrounding.
2. You see some people are struggling to survive.
3. You know something can be made to change their situation.
4. They ask for your opinion.
5. You provide them some ideas.
6. After that they defend themselves by come out with a list of current efforts.
7. In the end, they did not followed the suggestions given.
8. They feel comfortable enough with their current method and still proceed with it.

Conclusion



3 jenis pandangan

Ada 3 jenis pandangan; mata akal, mata nafsu, mata hati.
1. mata akal melihat dan berfikir
2. mata nafsu melihat dengan penuh emosi dan selalunya terjadi perkara negatif
3. mata hati adalah pandangan yang paling suci dan ikhlas

Contoh: Donut
1. Mata akal: pandangn dari chef. Melihat teksture, teknik, fizikal, rasa
2. Mata nafsu: nampak donut, terus makan-makan dan makan. tak berfikir.
3. Mata hati: teringat dulu masa kecik-kecik ayah selalu belikan donut untuk breakfast. Alhamdulillah ini rezeki daripada Allah untuk hari ini.

Sumber: Radio.

Monday, October 06, 2014

Fish4cats - Finest Rich in Salmon (Dry foods)

Before I adopt a cat, I only know some popular brand for cat foods such as Whiskas, and Friskies. There are many advertisements about these 2 brands. I never know there are hundreds more brand available out there. 

In May 2014, when I was about to adopt my Twin Cat, adik and abang, I went to a pet shop's website, Pet Lovers Centre (PLC). There are many choices of cat foods available; from wet to dry foods, price range from RM10 up to RM200, foods for kitten, cat or adult cat and many more options! I heard about one exclusive brand, Royal Canin (RC). I was planned to get that brand for my cats. When I went to PLC, I went through few brands (again and again), types, and their ingredients. Too bad one of the RCs available consists of Pork. :( 

I asked the sales assistant which brand that consists of fish? He understands my situation. He has introduced to me Fish4Cats brand. He said it consists of fish and some vegetables.

Ingredient for Finest Fish 4 Cats (Codfish) as follows;
Cod 34%, Potato 21.3%, Herring Meal 26.5%, Salmon Oil 9.6%, Beet Fibre 5.2%, Brewers Yeast 2.0%, Minerals 0.8%, Vitamins 0.6%

In return, my cats love this food. I need to prepare 2 packs for a month. One pack (1.5kg) costs me RM 59.90 (Price before less 5% for PLC member).

A few months later, PLC have introduced a new cat foods available in their outlet from Fish4Cats also, Finest Salmon.



The weight and price is exactly same with the previous one. But maybe because of this food is made from salmon, it tastes better, now I need to buy 3 packs for a month. T_T

Let's see the ingredients;
Salmon Meal (33%), Fresh Salmon (22%), Sweet Potato (17%), Cassava (13%), Salmon Oil (8%), Fish Digest (2.5%), Sunflower Oil, Yeast Extract, Malt Extract, Pea Fibre, Dried Algae, Dried Cranberries, Minerals.

When they consume this foods, they are become more active, fit, and playful. On top of that, their fur becomes very soft.


I have tried to find this brand from other pet shops but it seems a bit rare. To be safe, just go straight to any Pet Lovers Centre outlet. You can check the products and outlet from the following link. http://bit.ly/diskaun999PLC

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Resepi Sambal Ayam Penyet

Berapa ramai dah pernah rasa nasi ayam penyet? Mula-mula memang agak skeptikal sikit dengan ayam penyet... ingatkan macam mana la rupa dan rasanya. Sekarang ni kan penjual nasi ayam penyet bercambah bagai cendawan.

Ayam penyet ni sama saja macam nasi ayam. Cuma kombinasi lain sedikit.

  • Nasi putih (ada sesetengah penjual guna nasi kukus beras wangi)
  • Ayam belah 4 digoreng (Bukan ayam berempah)
  • Sambal <- faktor utama yang membezakan setiap ayam penyet
  • Tempe & tauhu
  • Sayur ulam - seperti kangkung, timun, kobis. Semua sayur 'sejuk' untuk cool down sambal yang super pedas.


Ayam penyet yang popular di BB Bangi adalah Wong Solo dan Ayam Penyet AP. Siapa yang suka pedas, Wong Solo adalah pilihan terbaik. Ada 3 jenis sambal; sambal ayam penyet, sambal kicap, dan sambal asam (very mild).
Set Nasi Ayam Penyet Wong Solo

I just want to highlight resepi sambal ayam penyet yang menjadi igauan dan pembuka selera masa makan. Based on reverse engineering dan cubaan, akhirnya berjaya! Usaha itu tangga kejayaan.

Bahan-bahan;
20 tangkai cili padi merah (Segenggam)
1 tangkai cili merah
4 ulas bawang merah kecil (boleh gantikan dengan 1 ulas bawang merah besar)
4 ulas bawang putih
1 asam keping
1.5 sudu garam
3 sudu minyak masak

Step 1:
Bersihkan bawang putih dan merah, cili padi, cili merah.
Bawang putih dihiris kasar.
Bawang putih di titik.
Cili merah di kepak.


Step 2:
Panaskan air dalam periuk/non-stick pan. 
Masukkan semua bahan dalam Step 1. 
Rebus sampai lembik (dalam 10-15 minit). 


Step 3:
Angkat dan Toss.
Masukkan bahan ke dalam pengisar.
Masukkan 2 cawan air.
Kisar selama 5 SAAT. (Biarkan teksture kasar).

Step 4: 
Masukkan bahan dalam STEP 3 ke dalam periuk/pan tadi.
Tambah 3 sudu minyak.
Biarkan mendidih sampai kering.
Kacau jika perlu.


Step 5: 
Masukkan 1 - 1.5 sudu teh garam halus.
Masukkan sekeping asam keping.
Tambah sedikit air. Gaul rata.
Step 6:
Bila dah kering, pecah minyak, tandanya dah masak.
At this point memang azab sikit sebab hidung akan sakit dengan aroma pedas tu.

Sambal ni boleh la bertahan dalam 3-4 kali hidangan.

I just love to have this sambal each time makan nasi. Tak kira lah makan dengan gulai/kari, ikan bakar... anything will do untuk ubah selera sambal belacan ke sambal ayam penyet.

Selamat mencuba!

Warning: Sambal ni memang sangat pedas. We will not be responsible for any injury, illness, death, loss.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Jatuh tapi tak tersungkur

Selepas beberapa kali merenung, mendiamkan diri, menyesuaikan diri dengan sebahagian 'hidup' baru, finally baru dapat kekuatan to announce to all my friends that the relationship between me and 'the-unlucky-guy' has ended few months ago (You did not notice any difference pun kan).

I have gone through a rough time dealing with emotion; heart breaking, frustration, pain, bleeding which I cannot find and cure the wound. Nangis guling-guling? Not shy at all to admit YES. I did. I went to work, meet my my colleagues, students with panda eyes (thanks to the inventor for concealer). 


But to get frustrated menonggeng sampai abaikan kesihatan, family, my job... BIG NO. I have a lot more responsibilities. So I have decided to move on. 
I have my family
I have my income/job/students
I have my assets
I have my car
I have some savings for wedding which I have spent ALL of it <-- shopping therapy. And believe me, it does really works.

This is an example of it is good for a woman to have their own income. So that when we get dump, we can still survive (I never think that I will be dumped like this). It was a flawless relationship but when Allah said no, it is BIG NO. We always pray for the best and ask Allah to show us the path... and He has decided this is our destiny. Alhamdulillah this incident was happening before marriage.

I am very lucky to have a group of people that are very supportive in every aspect. They are my family, friends, my job, and my new love; twin cats. I think I managed to overcome the bad feeling after several days.

Allah Maha Adil. He has sent 'the-unlucky-guy' for some reasons. He took him away from me at the right moment. He has replaced him with something better. It may not be a love from human, but he is replacing it with a loyal love from my cats, good career, good bosses, good job, good students and many more. Some people are very lucky to found jodoh awal, but for those who has not found yet, we are lucky in some different ways. Bila ada tu, adalah. Prioritize.. bukan desperate. 

I let go some gifts that I have not used recently. A part of relief. Some of them I am still using it - expensive and usable. But one thing I wish, I wish the ring was made by gold so that I can sell it back. Haih.. so girls, I have a short but sweet advise for you.. if you have boyfriend, ask for 916 GOLD RING/accessories... the most cheapest 916 ring also can.

In conclusion, other than love to human, a person, a man... there are so many other things that are important in our life. If he does not love you anymore, FINE... many other people loves you. Don't forget your responsibility. Aim to be a better person.

Now forget about Lagu Ella - Sembilu yang mendayu-dayu nangis guling-guling.
We move on to Jacklyn Victor - Separuh Jiwaku.


So please after this do not ask about "Bila lagi nak langsung?", "Bila nak kahwin?" dan seangkatannya...

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Anugerah Akademik UNITEN Tahun 2014


Kategori Anugerah Akademik Harapan bagi Kategori Pengajaran

Alhamdulillah. I dedicate this award to mak, ayah, and my brother.
  1. Thank you to my parents and brother for their endless support, to my bosses for the trust and nomination, to my friends and to my students. 
  2. Passion in teaching is a must but the knowledge on how to do it is crucial. It will direct us to applies the correct methods and target for the achievable goal.
  3. I admit the 'instruction' from my boss to attend part-time Diploma in Teaching and Learning does helps me in improving my teaching skills. I may know how to teach before but without guideline, it is similar like driving a car without having a license/pass the driving test. I got some tips from some experienced lecturers on what to achieve in this academic field especially Prof. Zainal Ariffin. They are very positive people. Thank you to all my teachers/lecturers. 
  4. I do enjoy teaching. For me, ever semester starts a new chapter. I may be assigned to teach same or different subject, I may face same or different students, different attitude and drama. Different subject sometimes need different ways to handle it. It is a challenge for me to find the best teaching method for every session. 
  5. Honest. Open our heart to accept any new subject assign to us. Sometimes, it is a bit tough. Of course it is tough since we will explore something new (learnt but may be forgotten after sometimes). But, think about the trust that your boss has given to you. They trust your capability. Proof you can do it. 
  6. My students.. former students.. without all of you, this award may not belongs to me. Thank you.
  7. Satisfied? Yes but it is not a stopping point for me. A lot more things to be improved. 
  8. Never stop improving ourselves. There is always a room to be improved. We are not perfect, we can never be perfect. But we can deliver our ultimate best. 
  9. Rezeki. It is a gift from Allah to me. I have gone through a quite tough time in these few months. But Allah has replaced the sadness with this happiness. 
Thank you Mak, Ayah, my brother Shukeri, COIT's Dean Dr Siti Salbiah, My Former HOD Dr Azizah, My current HOD Dr Salman, and all others. May Allah bless all of you.


Saturday, May 24, 2014

Cadbury ada unsur khinzir?

Dah masuk news
dah tengok form yang di edarkan di media sosial dan blog.. banyak persoalan yang timbul sebenarnya.

This is the problem kalau jadi orang analytic. Hmmm..

1. Mana datang coklat tersebut? Adakah yang dibeli diluar negara? Balik dari bercuti.. beli coklat tu kat overseas?
2. Coklat yang di palsukan? atau coklat "cetak rompak"? Possible tak untuk dapat yang lebih murah tapi di jual pada harga sama dengan 'original'?
3. Memang benar disengajakan?
4. Adakah sumber stock dari luar negara kemudian dijual di sini?
5. dalam form yang disebarkan tu ejaan dia Cabbury.. bukan Cadbury. Jadi sahih kah form tu? Atau memang wujud coklat yang bernama Cabbury?

Banyak kemungkinan. Tapi kalau timbul perasaan ragu-ragu, baik tinggalkan lah. Makanlah coklat yang lain. Tapi kalau ada yang memang sengaja nak buat fitnah, hentikanlah tabur fitnah. Yang tak pasti pulak, janganlah sebarkan maklumat yg kita sendiri tak pasti.. nanti kita pulak jadi ejen fitnah.

Update 24 May 2014:




Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Know your high heels



Now let's see what I have and my review on each brand...


M&S Collection - Wider fit from Mark and Spencer
Type: round toe pump
A good news for those wide feet people! This is the high heels that is very comfortable for us. There is a soft layer of cloth inside this heels that covers toe box area (front-half of the shoes). This layer helps to protect your toe from suffering for blister. I don't need to wear any socks. It has been 3 weeks I own this high heels, so far the material; sole, insole, heels is superb. It looks like and feel new. Dear wider feet people, you should have 1!



Clarks - Softwear
Type: round toe pump
I love this high heels. A part from its comfortableness, its price makes me 'fasting' from buying any new shoes for 4 months. This shoes is very very very comfortable. I can even run in it (okay.. a bit... from security check to airport gate). Sadly... after 2 weeks I own this heels, the inside layer was flaking into small pieces. outside, no problem. The outside condition looks like a brand new especially the sole. 


The most bottom right
Primavera
Type: Peep-Toe Platform
No flakes produced, price is affordable even it is leather. Age: 1yo

The most bottom left
Primavera
Type: Peep-toe platform slingback 
The platform is not that thick. So this high heel is actually high - less cheating. This is not leather. Some flakes produced after sometime I haven't used it. This costs not that pricy. I have bought when it was "New arrival"... now, less 50%. T_T

The most upper side
Charles and Keith
You can read the review over here... Baru ku tahu jenis-jenis kasut perempuan


Primavera
Type: Peep-Toe Platform
This high heels is a bit 'small' and the material is quite 'tough' - My feet feels like wearing corset. I love the blue color and its design. And the material for its heels is superb!


Most left level G
Vincci
Type: Peep-Toe Slingback wedges
I have been using this heels for 2 years!!! no flakes produced. My foot was suffering for A little bit of blister but I have overcome by applying some candle around it.



Primavera
Type: Peep-toe T-strap Wedges
This is super comfortable especially for wider feet. This heels 'merajuk' right after I bought Clarks above. It is dark blue, I love it more.


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Salute to the bakers

It is public holiday. How do I spend my am session? I bake! This intension comes after hundreds of time watching BBC Lifestyle - Eric Lanlard, Great British Bake Off, Rachel Khoo, Rachel Allen. Bake looks very easy! I did quick look on some websites to get the recipe. It looks very tempting! Not wasting more time on watching, yesterday, I was determined to get all those equipments, and goods to bake cream puff with custard.

This morning, I have found another recipe but with whipped cream. Another easy peasy recipe. I starts baking at 10 am.. and its done at 1pm. What???

I did two fillings; custard and whipped cream.

What makes baking is tough?
  • I cannot apply my agak-agak measurement. When it states 60g, it must be 60g. Do not trust table spoon, cups...
  • I tend to overdone the batter. Well, when I cook the main dish, the more time I cook them the better its taste. Big NO for desserts. yes for my whipped cream, i did over done it. due to that, it splits between the cream and water. now, it looks like an ice cream! For my custard filling, when we over cooked it like few seconds only, it will turn into oily batter. at this level, fridge is may savior. let everything to cool down and set.
  • Which bake pan is suitable? i learnt my lesson. if i already have the non sticky pan, never layer it with additional butter to avoid the puff from stick onto the pan. See the name.. it is NON-STICKY pan! just trust the pan. this additional butter will makes the puffs taste very oily. - another failure here!
I salute to those who knows how to bake and manage to produce such a yummy dessert. This failure makes me appreciate those foods sell by the bakery. It is not easy peasy as I can see. 

My advice, If you are not the dessert person, u dont know how to bake, you are stubborn and hard to follow the rules like me, but sometimes u do want to have dessert, just get it from the bakery, or you can find any online bakery. Give them cash, u get your desserts. 

Below is the picture of cream puffs with generous custard and whipped cream filling. Probably my last cream puffs I made.


Now, I should just focus on main dishes because that is my specialty. Cook with heart.


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Kenapa

1 perkataan yang sering kali kita sebut. Dan selalu disambung dengan cadangan. No doubt. Sometimes orang luar memang nampak daripada sudut yang kita berbeza. Mari kita narrow down our scope untuk soal kerjaya.

Kenapa kerja sebagai dot dot dot…
Kenapa kerja di dot dot dot…
Kenapa tak minta kerja di dot dot dot…
Kenapa tak cari pengalaman dulu…

“Kenapa… kau pura-pura tak tahu ya..” - sedutan cerita Labu Labi.

Semua inginkan yang terbaik. Tapi tak semua berusaha yang terbaik. Kalau dah berusaha, kita berserah pada takdir. Di sini ramai yang terlepas pandang. TAKDIR.

Just to share my experience…
Right after SPM, I further my study in a bachelor degree programs. Masa final year, semua kena buat industrial training. During my time, most of company tak bagi elaun. Kalau ada yang bagi pun yang paling tinggi RM500 (memang jarang lah). I did applied my internship in maaaaaany places. Masa tu bukan ada kereta, or motor, or duit. Ditakdirkan tak dapat any placement in mana-mana tempat. Then i applied jugak intern di IT support dept in campus. Alhamdulillah. Allah permudahkan semua. Jadi intern la lat situ. Dapat la elaun RM160. Pergi ‘keje’ jalan kaki je - with high heels dalam beg. Budak U… dapat task.. Happy sangat! memang all out buat programming. ASP.Net and SQL server. Tengah-tengah internship, terpaksa keluar dari apartment lebih awal sebab ada event. Nasib la time tu ada kerani sambilan yang sama office sewa di pusat latihan dalam area yang sama jugak. So, boleh la menyewa kat situ. 

Habis intern terus sambung Masters degree sambil jadi RA. Terus stay situ sampai habis masters. Right after habis tempoh masters n RA, i went back to penang and i heard they are no longer bagi sewa bilik tu untuk orang luar. 

I spent 1 year and half in my hometown. Doing thesis write-up, initiating a small business (SHOL), taking care of my parents, my late grandpa. I have spent my time and love for them. i even applied some jobs over there tak kesah the position including kerani. Trust me… i have got ZERO reply! Interview ada 1 tapi terus senyap. Then I got a job offer from my former boss (She’s now dah naik jawatan). 


02 May 2012 - my life has changed. I have a job. My salary is good. I am working with a well known higher level education institution. i have my own office (room). My life gets better. Alhamdulillah. There are few times people asked me… kenapa tak masuk industry? get the pengalaman. I admit memang pengalaman sangat penting. no doubt. Tapi bila Yang Maha Mengetahui tidak mengizinkan, apalah daya si manusia kerdil serba lemah ini untuk melawan takdir. 

He knows my capability.
He knows which area suits me.
He knows me better.
Percaya pada diri sendiri.