Sunday, June 26, 2011

I still did it and not ashame!

As-salam =)

Have you ever heard of 'nenek kebayan'? Well, I am not going to tell tale about the Legendary of the Gunong Ledang. Just an entry about this Malaysian 'permainan tradisional' so called, 'nenek'. Usually kids would say, "Jom main nenek-nenek'! Believe it or not, I still play this 'permainan tradisional' with my youngest sister, Shasha and my Chinese neighbor's, three years old kid named Eric. It is sort of a routine of these kids to go out and play like almost everyday at 6.00pm sharp! Shasha, she so excited to have someone to play with - someone in her age that she would asks 'Yayah, dah pukul berapa?' like 1000 times daily! She annoyed me, but it is what I miss most these days! =(

The first 'nenek'!

Finally, Cik Sarah made up her mind to join us.

Cik Sarah starts spinning and dizzy. HAHA.

Last 'nenek', Wawa before she off to date with Momo?

I must admit, this is an interesting game, even for young adult like myself! It's fun to do something crazy once in awhile and my perfect and absolute favourite to describe the situation is, distress! 

Haha. Please, adults! Do fun stuffs, enjoy yourself! Back to childhood is not even a sin, and totally not guilty. Let go of the grip for awhile and distress! Perfect for weekend and totally suitable to bond-up the family relationship.

Puteri Trauma

As-salam =)

Puteri Trauma ialah nama panjang yang aku reka untuk seekor kucing betina ni. Kucing ni ada iras-iras 'buyong', kucing lama kesayangan aku yang jasadnya hingga sekarang tak ketemu (larikan diri dari sangkar masa nak pindah dari Kuantan ke Sg. Petani). Memang sangat iras! 90% serupa dari segi fizikal, tetapi dari segi attitude, 20% je kot? .. coz Puteri Trauma ni mulutnya tak becok macam 'buyong'!

Kenapa nama Puteri Trauma?

Haha.. part ni yang paling best! .. tapi, minta maaf! Memang tak boleh nak explain kat sini kerana tidak mahu menyinggung mana-mana pihak. Kalau nak tahu, kenalah tanya sendiri or inbox (xdenya nak inbox aku! ceit!). 

Al-kisahnya, Puteri Trauma ni aku berniat nak bawa balik dan bela di rumah, bagi kawan dengan si Berok (nama manja kucing aku, okay?), tapi lain pulak ceritanya! Agak sedih juga sebab tak dapat nak tunaikan janji pada si kucing. Alasannya, 

"Kucing biasa la! Tak comel! Tak gebu!"
 No comment! (kalau nak comment, boleh aje.. cuma banyak sangat yang aku nak comment sampaikan tak tahu nak sebut yang mana satu!)

Aku agak sedih juga dengan jawapan tu sebab aku berpendapat itu bukan alasannya. Ok, kalau tak gebu, kurang sihat, kotor, kurus ... itu semua bukannya tak boleh diubah! Dan kalau tak comel sekali pun, boleh je diubah! Kan? Pandangan kita tentang 'comel' tu sebenarnya perlu anjakan dan perubahan. Senang dan mudah kan? Pelihara kucing jalanan lagi mulia dari beli dan bela kucing di Pet Shop! .. or bela kucing jalanan yang makin tak sedar diri, lupa asal-usul.

Sedih sangat!

Tapi, diorang get along quite well aje! Kan?

Once, Berok jilatkan bulu PUTERI TRAUMA.
Berok & Puteri Trauma bergaduh juga! Diorang kononnya macam nak bergurau, tapi lastly turned out almost macam bergaduh. The owner risau kalau-kalau masa bergaduh tu tercekau, tertusuk, ter- ter- ter- (macam2 ter-). Masalahnya, peluang untuk depa mulakan proses 'berkawan' tak bagi dengan cukup! Itulah masalah utama! dan masalah, takut sangat si kucing tu BALIGH awal! Dah nalurinya macam tu, dijadikan berpasangan, baligh dan membiak, nak buat macam mana? 

Aku kurang berminat nak buat serang balas sebab takut aku tak dapat nak kawal mimik muka dan perkataan-perkataan yang akan gelunggur keluar dari mulut aku, but unfortunately, I did said something! (setelah seketika memendam perasaan!)
"Jangan mempercepatkan Kiamat!"
Aku tahu mulut aku sangat lazer! Sebab tu aku malas nak bersuara. Tapi, minta maaf! Aku memang tak berapa boleh terus pendamkan perasaan.

"Bukan salah kucing kalau dia bertindak lupa asal-usul. Sikit pun tak! Salah manusia yang makin 'me-manusia-kan' binatang".

Comel, kan? .. terutamanya tang mata tu! Alala.. ini kucing kantin IPGKTB!

p/s: Harapan aku, Insya-Allah, kalau umur aku panjang dan ditakdirkan aku berkahwin dan menetap di kampung dan tanah keluarga suami, or di mana-mana je, aku berhasrat untuk bina dan dirikan sangkar kucing besar dan pelihara, bantu dan ubati sebanyak mungkin kucing selagi jantung masih berdegup.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Health Benefits of Ginger and a Recipe for Real Ginger Ale

As-salam =)
Was planning to sleep superb early today 'cause I am so tired, caused by the PMS. Yet, wide awake deleting emails from my account. I found several newsletters wrote by Dr. Ben Kim about health. I sort of pick the best one, which I found it beneficial and easy to make, and I would love to share it here and hopefully we will get most benefits from it.

Here how it goes,

Long before the creation of Canada Dry and other sugar-laden soft drink versions of ginger ale, people used to make and drink real ginger ale for its refreshing taste and health benefits.
Real ginger ale is made guessed it, real ginger! And ginger has long been used by Asian cultures to treat and prevent a variety of physical ailments.

Ginger Helps to Ease Digestive Discomfort
In the practice of traditional Chinese medicine, ginger is often prescribed to decrease intestinal gas production and to relax the smooth muscles that line the digestive tract.
Double-blind studies have found ginger to be effective in decreasing symptoms of motion sickness, particularly sea sickness. More specifically, intake of ginger has been shown to decrease feelings of dizziness, nausea, vomiting, and the production of cold sweats. One study even found ginger to be more effective than Dramamine, a drug that is often used to treat symptoms of motion sickness.
Ginger is Effective for Nausea and Vomiting Associated with Pregnancy
A large-scale study that was published in the April 2005 issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology found that ginger can effectively decrease nausea and vomiting during pregnancy, even in severe cases where strong anti-vomiting drugs are normally prescribed. As was to be expected, there were no adverse or "side" effects reported with pregnancy outcomes due to ginger intake. Contrast this with the risk of birth defects that is associated with taking anti-vomiting drugs, and it's really a no-brainer for all pregnant women who experience intolerable nausea and vomiting to try taking small amounts of ginger before resorting to conventional drug-based treatments.

Ginger Provides Natural Anti-Inflammatory Effects
Real ginger is abundant in natural compounds called gingerols, which have strong anti-inflammatory properties. Numerous clinical studies have found that ginger can provide significant pain relief to people who suffer with degenerative or rheumatoid arthritis and/or chronic pain in their muscles.

Ginger Can Provide Protection Against Colorectal Cancer and Ovarian Cancer
Research presented at the Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research meeting in Phoenix, Arizona in October of 2003 suggests that gingerols found in real ginger may inhibit the growth of cancer cells in the colon.
Research findings presented at the 97th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer showed that gingerols are actually able to kill ovarian cancer cells.

How to Take Ginger

Because ginger is so concentrated with gingerols and other beneficial nutrients, a small amount goes a long way.
Ginger tea made by steeping a 1/2-inch slice of fresh ginger in a mug of hot water is usually enough to sooth an irritated digestive tract.
For arthritis-related pain, eating even a quarter inch slice of fresh ginger with food or freshly pressed juices can provide significant relief.
How to Select and Prepare Ginger
You should aim to choose fresh ginger over dried ginger whenever possible, as fresh ginger is more flavorful and contains higher levels of beneficial nutrients. Fresh ginger can be found in most food markets in the produce section. Look for roots that are firm and free of mold.
You can peel the skin with a knife, a potato peeler, or even the edge of a spoon.
If you don't feel up to cooking with ginger, an excellent way to get it into your diet is through freshly pressed juices. If you have a juicer or a strong blender, I encourage you to give the following recipe for all-natural ginger ale a try:

Real Ginger Ale Recipe

1-inch piece of ginger root, peeled
1 medium tangerine, quartered
1 pint of red grapes, with seeds
2 cups of watermelon, with rind, cubed
4 ounces of sparkling mineral water
Push ginger root, tangerine, grapes, and watermelon through a juicer.
Add mineral water to juice and stir well.
If you use a strong blender in place of the juicer, use some of the sparkling mineral water to get the ingredients going and add the remaining water once the ingredients are blended together. Depending on the strength of your blender, you may need to use a strainer if you prefer a clear ginger ale.
Because this recipe for natural ginger ale calls for quite a bit of fruit juice, it's best to have it only occasionally. If you have trouble maintaining a healthy blood sugar level, you can juice a 1/4 slice of fresh ginger root with six leaves of romaine lettuce, 3 ribs of celery, and 2 carrots for a ginger-flavored green vegetable drink.
  • Borrelli F, Capasso R, Aviello G, Pittler MH, Izzo AA. Effectiveness and safety of ginger in the treatment of pregnancy-induced nausea and vomiting. Obstet Gynecol. 2005 Apr;105(4):849-56., PMID: 15802416
  • Fischer-Rasmussen W, Kjaer SK, Dahl C, et al. Ginger treatment of hypereesis gravidarum. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 38(1990):19-24 1990
  • Srivastava KC, Mustafa T. Ginger (Zingiber officinale) in rheumatism and musculoskeletal disorders. Med Hypothesis 39(1992):342-8 1992
  • Srivastava KC, Mustafa T. Ginger (Zingiber officinale) and rheumatic disorders. Med Hypothesis 29 (1989):25-28 1989
  • Wigler I, Grotto I, Caspi D, Yaron M. The effects of Zintona EC (a ginger extract) on symptomatic gonarthritis. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2003 Nov;11(11):783-9.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Mencari Yang Terlalu Sempurna - DR. FADZILAH KAMSAH

Jika kamu memancing ikan...Setelah ikan itu terlekat di mata kail,hendaklah kamu mengambil ikan itu...Janganlah sesekali kamu LEPASKAN iasemula ke dalam air begitu saja...Karena ia akan SAKIT oleh kerana bisanya,ketajaman mata kailmu dan mungkin ia akan MENDERITA selagi ia masih hidup.

Begitulah juga...

Setelah kamu memberi banyak PENGHARAPAN kepada seseorang...Setelah ia mulai MENYAYANGIMU,hendaklah kamu MENJAGA hatinya...Janganlah sesekali kamu meninggalkannya begitu saja...Kerana dia akan TERLUKA oleh kenangan bersamamu,dan mungkin TIDAK dapat MELUPAKAN segalanya selagi dia mengingatmu...

Jika kamu menadah air biarlah berpada,jangan terlalu mengharap pada takungannya dan janganlah menganggap ia begitu teguh... cukuplah sekadar keperluanmu...Apabila sekali ia retak... tentu sukar untuk kamu menambalnya semula...Akhirnya ia dibuang...

Sedangkan jika kamu cuba memperbaikinya mungkin ia masih dapat dipergunakan lagi...Begitu juga jika kamu memiliki seseorang, TERIMALAH seadanya...Janganlah kamu terlalu mengaguminya dan janganlah kamu menganggapnya begitu istimewa...Anggaplah dia manusia biasa. Apabila sekali dia melakukan KESILAPAN bukan mudah bagi kamu untuk menerimanya...Akhirnya kamu KECEWA dan meninggalkannya.

Sedangkan jika kamu MEMAAFKANNYA boleh jadi hubungan kamu akan TERUS hingga ke akhirnya....
Jika kamu telah memiliki sepinggan nasi,yang kamu pasti baik untuk dirimu...Mengenyangkan. Berkhasiat.Mengapa kamu berlengah, cuba mencari makanan yang lain...Terlalu ingin mengejar kelazatan...Kelak, nasi itu akan basi dan kamu tidak boleh memakannya...Kamu akan menyesal.

Begitu juga jika kamu telah bertemu dengan seorang insan,yang pasti membawa KEBAIKAN kepada dirimu.MENYAYANGIMU... MENGASIHIMU...Mengapa kamu berlengah,cuba MEMBANDINGKANNYA dengan yang lain.Terlalu mengejar kesempurnaan.Kelak, kamu akan KEHILANGANNYA apabila dia menjadi milik orang lain, Kamu juga yang akan MENYESAL...

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Greatest gift for Father's Week

As-salam =)

Alhamdulillah. Aku bersujud syukur. 
Babah, this is for you... Greatest gift for Father's Week! (for now!)
Sorry, if I still can't achieve for excellent grade after all these years, but I am improving and improvising.
Insya-Allah, I will learn from mistakes, and come out with even better grade ..
And keep on making you smile and proud of me.
I remember, once you said,

"Simple, low profile............. high performance"
I still can't do that!
But, whatever it is, WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU! =)

Proudly present, 

Greatest Babah ever, ZAINAL ABIDIN B. HJ M. SAID

LIBERIA, '08-'09

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Bagaimana.. Menganjal dan Menyegar Kulit Muka?

As-salam =)

Muka kita bekerja keras setiap hari membantu kita bernafas, mengunyah, bercakap, ketawa, menangis, berkerut dan pelbagai lagi ekspresi muka. Faktor-faktor ini boleh menyebabkan kedut dan garisan muka mulai timbul. Muka mempunyai 10 kumpulan otot di bahagian dahi, sekitar mata, pipi, sekitar mulut, dagu dan akhir sekali leher. Muka kita juga perlukan rehat dan senaman untuk mengurangkan tekanan otot dan memperbaiki peredaran darah. Lakukan senaman muka selama 5 minit setiap hari di hadapan cermin. 

Oh, saya perlukan latihan yang sangat banyak untuk buat senaman muka! =(
Ekspresi yang sama jek!

Senamam mulut, perhaps?

p/s: Tengah lap air liur Shasha yang terpercik!

Itu adalah antara contoh ekspresi senaman muka yang telah kami lakukan pada malam ke-3 raya 2010. Bukanlah ekspresi yang cantik dan terbaik pun, tetapi bolehlah diadaptasikan contoh-contoh di atas untuk diasimilasikan dengan idea-idea senaman muka baru yang lebih segar dan berkesan.


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Wanita perlu lakukannya!

As-salam =)

Selamat hari Selasa! =) Hari ini telah aku luangkan masa dengan kemas dan susun segala bahan-bahan berupa longgokan kertas nota dari maktab. Aku aturkan ikut subjek dan file kan. Huh! Bukan sesuatu yang mudah tahu sebab itu semua kerja yang tertangguh. But, bukan itu yang aku hendak coretkan di sini. Aku terjumpa buku RAPI 15 SEPT 2011, front page gambar Nurul Abd. Wahab. Jangan salah sangka, ok? Bukan nak bercerita tentang janda Ajai tu, just nak berkongsi dengan tips kecantikan, terutamanya dengan para gadis dan wanita sekalian mengenai urutan wajah. 

Aku pernah post entri mengenai 'urutan wajah' ni zaman dulu kala. Disebabkan connection tak begitu menggalakkan, so kalau nak baca kenalah do it the old ways - browse the list of entries. 


Dengan melakukan urutan wajah, anda mampu melewatkan penuaan sehingga sepuluh tahun! Hebat bukan? Dengan melakukan urutan wajah, tubuh juga akan merasa lebih bertenaga kerana peredaran darah berlaku dengan baik pada wajah anda. Semasa proses urutan dilakukan, kulit mengalami self exercise yang bertindak merawat sel-sel kulit rosak, meningkatkan peredaran darah dan mengurangkan tekanan.


Beberapa golongan wanita yang mempunyai masalah berikut adalah lebih disarankan untuk melakukan urutan wajah:
  1. Jika anda ingin meningkatkan tahap keyakinan diri, maka urutan wajah ini amat membantu!
  2. Benar-benar berhasrat mendapatkan kulit yang lembut dan licin.
  3. Apabila di lihat pada cermin, kulit wajah anda mula menunjukkan tanda-tanda penuaan seperti pigmentasi, jeragat dan kedutan halus (pra-penuaan), maka segeralah melakukan urutan wajah.


  • Dahi
Tangan kiri diletakkan pada dahi dan mulakan urutan menghala ke ubun-ubun rambut. Gunakan teknik urutan secara memutar di sepanjang garisan rambut. Urut lembut bahagian tepi dahi. Ulang proses yang sama menggunakan tangan kanan pula.
  • Pipi
Menggunakan kesemua jari anda (bahagian belakang), urut lembut bahagian pipi. Mulakan urutan dari dagu ke telinga diikuti pad bahagian tepi hidung ke telinga. Kemudian, urut lembut bahagian bawah mata ke tepi dahi.
  • Dagu
Gunakan jari tengah dan jari manis untuk mengurut lembut bahagian dagu anda sebanyak lapan kiraan. Ulang proses untuk beberapa kali.
  • Mulut
Masih menggunakan jari yang sama, urut bahagian tepi, atas dan bawah mulut. Lakukan sebanyak empat kali kiraan.
  • Hidung
Gunakan jari tengah untuk mengurut lembut bahagian kiri dan kanan hidung dalam gerakan membulat. Urutan haruslah bermula dari bawah ke atas. Gunakan jari tengah da jari manis unutk mengurut hidung mancung anda. =)
  • Mata
Urut lembut bahagian bawah pangkal mata (kiri dan kanan) dengan menggunakan jari tengah dan jari manis. Halakan ke bahagian hujung mata. Menggunakan jari yang sama, urut lembut bahagian atas pangkal mata (kiri dan kanan) dan bawa urutan terus ke hujung mata.


Jika anda perasan, ada macam-macam teknik urutan wajah yang disyorkan. Walaupun begitu, anda sendiri haruslah cekap dan bijak untuk memilih teknik urutan yang anda rasakan terbaik dan mampu diamalkan. Contohnya, aku pernah terbaca di dalam majalah DARA mengenai teknik urutan wajah. Bagi bahagian MULUT, jika ada di kalangan anda yang bermimpi untuk mendapatkan bibir seperti ANGELINA JOLIE dan KILAFAIRY,

"Kepitkan kedua-dua bibir anda (atas dan bawah) dengan jari tengah dan jari telunjuk. Urutkan dari bahagian dalam bibir ke luar secara lembut dan berulang. Untuk kesan terbaik, pastikan bibir anda dioles dengan pelembab bibir atau minyak zaitun untuk memberi kelincinan di samping merawatnya".


p/s: Walauapa pun jenis teknik urutan yang diberikan, pastikan teknik tersebut tidak dilakukan dengan mengurut wajah ke bawah kerana mampu mempercepatkan proses kedutan dan face sagging. 

Monday, June 6, 2011

Plan for the remaining holidays.

As-salam =)

Sorry again. It's not really my intentions to keep writing. Can't help it! I was having my insomnia for today and I don't know why. =(

I made plans to really enjoy my remaining holidays. I certainly plan on/to:

  1. Lose some weight - aim to be 45kg, but hard to achieve! Tone up will do.
  2. Get rid of the eye-bags - bothers me much
  3. Refiling my notes  
That were totally my bigger aim for the holidays, yet I didn't really work anything out. All I did was lying on the bed, tuck my bottom tightly to chair front of TV, going in-out of kitchen. Hmm... loosing confident of oneself! Apa la you! 

Cari semangat! cari semangat! 

Diet drinks - Must try this!

As-salam =)

Sorry for the continuous entries. I have this delightful diet drink formula - cheap, simple and totally delicious to share with you guys. Firstly, it is not to be taken as a diet drink to somebody who eager to slim down the body, but also to someone who suffers constipation - it works best! 

I tried to mix cut BANANA and my digestion drink formula, ORANGE flavor - looks like glucose but not the same. You see, the idea was to mix real fruits, in this case are banana and orange. Also, add on some scoops of PLAIN  YOGURTS for the creamier, smoother taste. As you can see, banana rich in minerals such as potassium which is good to for the digestion and the bowel movement (totally!), while an orange is rich in vitamins, for example vitamin A and B, good for the skin - repairing the broken inner and outer cells. It is a really good combination of flavors, yet good for the health. 

Texture? See for yourself!

Orange-like color with creamier looking.. yummy!

It smells so good that it attracts my cat's attention.

Well, of course I have some other pictures, but I really don't know why the pictures won't rotate to the right and exact place? Hmm.. but, it was pretty amazing diet drinks, isn't it? I tried to lose few kilos these holidays but only manage to lose a kilo, since I am doing the yoga ONLY! There are no PILATES or JOG! But I assume the diet drinks I just shared could be as a starting motivation for you, right? =)

If you don't really like the fruits combinations, you can always come out with something else that suit you best. Just REMEMBER to not add on sugars 'cause it will no longer be a 'diet drinks'. And to motivate you a little longer, try to drink from a beautiful and cute glass just like mine. =) It motivates me a lot, so I am sure it will works on you too!

Mom for 3 days.

As-salam =)

To cut short the 'mom for 3 days' things, you see my mom went to KL few days back for function, weeding and stuffs. So, I was in charge of the house, including the cooking and cleaning. It starts good as I didn't really cook the meal, I just heat it up - mom was making nasi lemak right before she left. 

The next day, I decided to make 'sosej roll' for breakfast and Shasha, she just ate couple of toast with peanut butter. Luckily, we don't really have a big appetite. Its okay with us to not eat rice for lunch, or eat once a day. And for lunch, I made 'sup telur' as Shasha demands it so badly, along with 'kentang goreng' and some side dishes I can't remember - but it just a simple meal, though. Late that evening, we went to Tesko for some quick shopping, buying some groceries since I promised Sarah to make a 'Cheese Macaroni' for next breakfast. This is what I came out with.

My version of 'Macaroni Cheese'

Nyum! Nyum! Is my cooking really looks delicious? Well, it was not-a-thing. So simple! Even a blind lady can serve better than me. Haha. Enough criticize. For lunch, I just fried some parts of 'ikan talapia', and just it. Sarah have her lunch outside as she going for a date with her 'jodoh'. Me? I don't really eat a lot at home. So, it is just enough for me. Then, we went out to Central Square for some 'buying agenda' - buy phone for Wawa (at first, but lastly I end up buying myself a phone! Lunatic!)

The following day, which was today, I made sandwich for breakfast. Its not really sandwiches as I just spread the peanut butter along with the jelly for Shasha and served her the 'calci-yum' thing. Sarah, she prefers some toasts, which she can possibly make - I don't have to serve her. I just made some tea for the day. And lunch, I fried some parts of chicken and made a big omelette. At 730 p.m, we went out fetching mom and Wawa at the bus station.

That are my kind of day being 'mummy' for 3 days. Something, right before I start cooking, I keep on thinking of what am I going to cook today? What if my cooking did not really please the sisters? What if ... what if... I kept on thinking that! It sort of madness. It hard to be a mom, or parents maybe? But, most importantly,, yes, it's hard to be a mom! Nowadays, both mom and dad are working, yet most of guys prefers to still let the 'mom' works alone on the house cleaning things, well mostly! 

My experience of being mom for 3 straight days was truly exhausting. I mean, I cook, I wash the dishes, I clean the house and fold the clothes right after the chores. Its tiring to see the untidy house. I folded it while watching TV - and not my kind of channel. 

Now, I can clearly see and feel what my mom felt. Sometimes, she could yell at us and cries for awhile just to ease the tiredness. 

Mom, I am so sorry and sinful to you for not helping you sometimes. :'(

p/s: I am totally not mentally ready to be a wife and housewife to do such unfinish chores, unless my husband could somehow provide me a maid to help with the chores. Haha.