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Friday, January 30, 2009
Yesterday, the houses around our area experienced a 6-hour blackout due to the damaged and collapsed substation by the landslide here. It was roughly from 5 p.m. till 11 p.m.
Till today we are stll provided with the power supply form a generator set (the helpful red truck from the Electrical Department..tnx guys!). It was reported that it would take up a week for the department to get the substation back to normal. So we are pretty much dependant on this powerful Mr Red Truck...
This morning, my hubby walked to the affected location just to witness the damages caused by the landslide. He took some snaps and showed them to me. It is actually about 150 metres away from our house which is just right in front of our main gate.
Thank God..our house is not located at the edgy one of the unlucky houses here got the garage collapsed as shown below.

Hope everything would go fine here...amin..

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1/30/2009 10:39:00 PM


Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Our 'apples' are getting better...nothing can make us feel better than seeing the kids putting on bright smiles upon their cute faces..


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1/28/2009 10:31:00 PM


Today I'm on my medical leave and I still feel like having another one tomorrow..(how I wish I could..). I'm feeling sort of heaty still. The whole family members are having high fever and larynx inflammation. I think it is due to the unstable weathers here. Our dinner is simply fabulous (adjusted with the current situation)...mackerel fish soup and pan-fried bean sprouts. Whenever I'm sick, my appetite will be a bit strange, I will always go for Chicken Flavoured Instant Noodle. And that was what I had for breakfast this morning. I hope I could gain back my normal voice real soon.


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1/28/2009 09:34:00 PM


Monday, January 26, 2009

Here in Brunei we experienced a partial solar eclipse at 4.42p.m. until sunset. At my place, it was not very obvious as the weather was already dull and wet just now. It was reported that the solar eclipse passed across the Indian Ocean and West of Indonesia.
Talking about the eclipse, I have heard before about the standing eggs. I have read about this so many times before but have not had a chance to experiment it. I learned that an egg could stand upright on its end due to the gravity of the earth during the eclipse. So I carried out an experiment with an egg first on the table in the kitchen. It took me few minutes to make it stand and the result was nil. Then I changed position..down on the kitchen tiled-floor. Wow! in less then a minute, I could successfully make it stand on its end. I even tried with three eggs and they did. Pretty amazing yea...
However, when I googled up just now..some articles said that the 'standing eggs phenomenon' is just a myth...some said that the eggs can be standing upright at any time of the day...
Nevertheless, I will try again at any time, on any day...because being curious is good right?

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1/26/2009 09:26:00 PM


Sunday, January 25, 2009
I planned to treat my jobmates with these...
I woke up early...tiptoed silently...downstairs to the kitchen...
With all my heart...I prepared them...all by myself..

I was running out of time! It was 7 a.m. sharp and I was again late for the school assembly!

I asked one of my maids to have a look at some of the pasta cuppies that were still oven-baked.

I said to myself,
It's ok..I would go to work first then come back home for a little while to take these pasta cuppies to school again.

Very unlucky,
that the traffic jam wasn't due yet..

But the lady named Zhoe was so lucky that she agreed to convoy with me home at 1p.m. and got herself 15 pasta cuppies. Dah rezeki dia...

I enjoyed my lunch....a mug of hot milo and a cup of the baked cheesy pasta with tuna...all by my myself!


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1/25/2009 01:09:00 AM


Saturday, January 24, 2009
Habibati likes to follow me praying. She always whines about wearing a 'telekong'. She wants to put on one too. I told my hubby about this. Then my hubby reminded me about the 'telekong' given by Angah Balqis on her very first birthday. Straightaway I looked out for it in the wardrobe and yes! I found it. I asked my maid to hand-wash it.So lucky...that...the 'telekong' fits her very well. The colour fits her soft skin very! I feel touched when she utters sofly a prayer...only Allah knows whatever she is praying for...amin...we love you for eternity sweetie...
~Ya Allah..kurniakanlah kepada keluarga hambamu ini..kenikmatan panjang umur, kemurahan rezeki dan kesihatan tubuh badan. Jadikanlah keluarga hambamu ini keluarga yang diberkati, bahagia dan harmoni yang penuh dengan kasih sayang berkekalan hingga ke akhir hayat...amin..amin..amin~

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1/24/2009 11:30:00 PM


Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Cheesy macaroni is one of my kids' favourite treats. The best part of it is actually the melted cheese. Habibati would leave behind some of the pasta but not the yummy melted cheese. She also likes the tomato sauce..oh yea...she is very much like me. I love tomatoe sauce as well! These shots were taken when we dined out at Ideal Cafe and Grill Restaurant last Monday.


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1/21/2009 11:34:00 PM


Our school is going to have the Prize Presentation Ceremony especially for the excellent pupils in 2008 academic year. So this morning we did some decorating jobs..prize packing and so on. It was fun to work together like keep smiling...


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1/21/2009 10:40:00 PM


Thursday, January 15, 2009

Glitter Photos

Glitter Words

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1/15/2009 09:20:00 PM


Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Salam ceria and good day everyone..
Syukur alhamdullilah, our little hero is fine now..just a little bit of cough. I only give him the cough syrup whenever the cough is noticed.

The weather here in Brunei is very has been raining cats and dogs for couples of days and some places are experiencing flash floods. Hope to see more sun rays in these few days ahead. Talking about the kids love these songs very much..
♪ oh! Mr Sun ♫...Sun...Mr golden sun ♪ please shine down on me....♫
These little children are asking you ♪ please come out ♫ so we can play with you...♪
♪ oh! Mr Sun ♫...Sun...Mr golden sun ♪ please shine down on me....♫

♪ If all the rain drops♫...were...lemon drops and gum drops...♪
ooo...what a rain that would be....♫
♪ Standing outside with my mouth opened wide♫...hahahahahahahahaha....♪
♪ If all the rain drops♫...were...lemon drops and gum drops...♪
ooo...what a rain that would be....♫

Despite the wet weather.....something breathtakingly wonderfully beautiful a reward....the rainbow!! Whatever it brings..there must be something nice behind it..and of course it's such a great feeling to be thankful to Allah The Almighty.

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1/14/2009 10:10:00 PM


I was the mood of making a cake this late afternoon. I planned to bring this cake tomorrow to school if it really looks yummy when I cut it into 'bite-size' cubes tomorrow morning. The recipe was actually given by my collegue Cikgu Habibah and I had successfully made this cake for few times before. The ingredients are almost the same as the typical Kek Batik but the difference is that we use less flour and put more Nestum Cereals.

First, I put 6 eggs and 250g butter in the mixer. Then, poured in half can of the condensed milk. Let them blend well together for about 5 minutes at medium speed.
Then I popped in 2 spoons of super fine flour (Hong Kong Flour) and followed by the 300g cereals. After that I put the mixture into a big bowl and and then I added 300g Milo powder.

Next, I transferred the mixture into the non-stick pan and I cooked it while continuously stirring it till it became just like a sticky dough. Then, I scooped a few spoons of the cooked dough and put it into the baking can/tin. Then I pressed the dough firmly and arranged the marie biscuits on every layer as shown above.

I was just being over-creative...and innovative ...I topped the cake with some hazelnut chunks and milo powder sprinkles. I kept this cake in the fridge overnight. Hope everything is ok so I can serve the teachers without shame...!


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1/14/2009 09:02:00 PM


Monday, January 12, 2009
Our little hero is having cough and cold. It has been going on since Saturday. The unstable current weather here might be one of the causes of this unwellness. At school, there are many pupils on their sick leaves and I might be bringing the virus home..(but I won't touch my kids if I haven't had my afternoon bath). Anyway...when we think back...Habibi has not been stricken by cough and cold for so many we have to be very thankful to Allah The Almighty. We should positively take this as a test for us as parents.

We brought him to the nearby private clinic and he was prescribed with antibiotic, paracetamol and cough syrup. It has been a very hard job to make him take the medicines. We have to chase him around......get well Habibi....wishing you a speedy recovery...!


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1/12/2009 10:26:00 PM


Sunday, January 11, 2009
My hubby is a creative 'handy-manny' person who is very fond of 'tools'. He owns almost everything a carpenter has in store.

So every time he is on-task..Habibi will always be there too to 'help' him out with the project. Our hero is very much attracted to the tools and tries very hard to touch them. Usually, he will end up with tears as Ayah won't let him disturb the tools. So we decided to buy him a set of tools to make him happy and indirectly make him learn something about being a carpenter.

Luckily we found them at Hua Ho at a very good price. When he saw the tools set, he just could not wait till home to open the pack. There was a smile upon his cute face.....which had made my hubby and I happy too.

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1/11/2009 10:02:00 PM


Friday, January 9, 2009
My hubby and I had our brunch last week at Kayu Nasi Kandar Restaurant at Beribi. I was craving for noodles lately. We had the mee mamak with fried chicken or in English 'Indian style noodle with fried chicken'.The brunch would not complete without the ginger milk tea.

In less than five minutes, our orders arrived at our table. It looked very awfully yummy. And I think it is proper for me to confess that it was really a love at first bite!!!


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1/09/2009 11:27:00 PM


Hiya everyone! I have been very silent for few days..although I miss this blogging stuff. My silence was due to the busy schedules at school, poor phone connection and being so very tired too. So only today I can do some updates in order to cheer up my ever pink & black bloggie..
Below are the pictures of my kids working as a team (I would call The 'A' Team) to build the block tower. Habibi was more focus this time. He managed to keep the stack of blocks stable with the help of his sissy Habibati. I observed them and took some snaps while they were on task. At the end, they clapped their hands together mark their job accomplishment. I'm really proud of them...and I believe all mothers in the whole wide world are too.....


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1/09/2009 10:15:00 PM