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Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Later this afternoon , we went to Mothercare to claim for Habibati's birthday voucher. The validity of the voucher was by today...mmm...what a forgetful Ummi I was...!
It was actually too hard to choose because most of the clothes on display were lovely. In the end, we decided to buy this newly arrived two-set gown with a hat by Humphrey's Corner design. The original cost was BND59.90 and we just paid the remaining amout of BND49.90 with the BND10 birthday voucher. We were given a go-green bag to support the campaign to save the Earth.

Then we headed off to Kayu Nasi Kandar for dinner. I chose Mee Mamak Seafood, my hubby ordered Nasi Goreng Kampung and Habibati had Cheese Prata.

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3/31/2009 10:35:00 PM


Monday, March 30, 2009
These were ordered by my friend Hjh Rozaimah..she ordered these to surprise her children Mizah, Zimah, Wafi and Waqi. Thanks dear....


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3/30/2009 10:39:00 PM


Gardening is one of our hobbies. My hubby is considered to be a green-finger person because plants grow well under his supervision. But what seems to be the matter is .......TIME!! As for me, I like gardening too but ever since we have been having the two growing kids...we had to put this hobby aside. Everyday routine...working and back at more attention to the kids...because we as parents (globally all parents) do not want to miss the valuable experiences...bonding time...watching them play, learn and grow. Now that they are growing bigger each day...and we decided to get ourselves back into this gardening matters.

So these are the pictures of what are growing in our little garden.......

This chilli plant is different from the ordinary ones. The fruits are very minute and round. However the degree of hotness is VERY VERY myself do not dare to eat...

This winter melon plant can bear so many fruits..that is why we like to plant this one. There are six seedlings growing here and if the plants grow well...surely will bear many winter melons.

Spinach is my favourite. I like the 'all red' spinach. But at this stage, the greatest enemies are the garden snails and the moon snails. The galangal plants (lengkuas, in Malay) is commonly grown here because most of the Asian cuisines include galangal in their recipes.I sowed the cherry tomato seeds and after three days the seeds turned into seedlings already. Happy me.....
Aaa....this one is the grape vine. It has been growing for almost fours years now. Don't be surprised...the plant stays like this. It has not produced any fruits yet. I believe this plant cannot really adapt to the climate here. But I have eaten some of the locally grown green grapes in my jobmate's vineyard. The grapes look delicious and juicy but of course SOUR!

This is called the birds' cherry tree. It is true by its name...because the chance of seeing the ripe red cherries is always NARROW. Birds love to eat the sweet red cherries. The tree is very shady and very aromatic.

These are my mini orchids blooms. At this time, only this four orchid species bear flowers. They are so lovely....


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3/30/2009 08:48:00 PM


Sunday, March 29, 2009
Our Sunday afternoon was filled with this fun activity. The weather was very bright and hot so we set up a pool outside the house for the kids to have fun with water. This was their first time to play in the pool outside. The pool was Habibati's birthday present given by my sister. One thing I forgot was to buy the kids' swimming suits. What the heck??? The fun had to go I asked the maids to get the kids wear these singlets only...hehehee...Sorry darlings...Ummi will buy them tomorrow okay....

These are my favourite pictures. Both of them could successfully pour the water. For me, this was a very good practice especially with their motor skills as well as to learn how to focus.


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3/29/2009 08:42:00 PM


Saturday, March 28, 2009
Habibati wanted to be put in the kids' shopping cart while Ayah was making the payment at the counter. Then quickly I snatched my camera to capture her actions...

This is what I got when she realized that I was 'papparazzi'ing her...!


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3/28/2009 10:23:00 PM


Friday, March 27, 2009
Again I indulged myself in making cupcakes for my cousin and her daughter. It was actually a tough job (especially in the deco part) but I enjoyed (and will always do) making, baking and decorating(or frosting) these cute moist chocolate mini cuppies.

Again...I present you with these pics....


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3/27/2009 10:42:00 PM


Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Last Tuesday, I made these cute mini cuppies for my brother and his jobmates. And I have more orders for this and the next weekend. I declare that these were my very touch of love...they were baked with well as designed with love.....
Enjoy the pictures....

The outcome ----> I'm glad that my bro's jobmates said that these cuppies were yummy and were too cute to be gobbled!! Thanks guys.....


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3/25/2009 09:42:00 PM


Monday, March 23, 2009
Here in Brunei, the first term school holiday has just started from the 20th March till 29th March. But for me...and some other teachers work during the holiday.

I am having my mathematics extra classes for the Year 6 A, B and C pupils. It lasts for 2 hours from 8 to 10 a.m. I deeply hope my pupils will be able to get good results in the upcoming PSR Mathematics first trial which will be held in the second week of April.


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3/23/2009 10:50:00 PM


We did not have a specific plan yesterday. So after the breakfast..I went outside and had a look at my orchids which I had not talked with for quite a long time. I pruned the long and extended roots and gave some love talks to these that they would grow healthier and bear more flowers. Too bad...I forgot to snap the pix..!
While I was spraying water to these orchids...I didnot realize that I had been actually observed by my curious kids from behind. Then as usual...they asked for the water sprayer and tried to manipulate this 'cool' thing! I let them play with this thing..and when they successfully managed to spray the water out..they laughed aloud. They learnt something about the water sprayer and enjoyed their happy hour together...

Then in the afternoon, my hubby brought Habibi for his haircut. Since Habibati was still having her afternoon nap, I joined them to the Indian barber. This time Habibi didnot cry but still didnot cooperate with the barber very well. So Ayah had to snuggle him while his hair was being trimmed.

Then, we sent Habibi home because he was feeling uncomfortable. Now...the sissy was already awake and insisted on joining us again. It's her turn. She was happy as Ayah treated her with an icecream. Actually this is her very first time! She seemed to like it to the fullest...but Ummi won't let you eat it often ya darling!


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3/23/2009 08:58:00 PM


Sunday, March 22, 2009
I know..I's on the twenty-third day of the third month...right?
Anonymous said that "A birthday is just the first day of another 365-day journey around the sun. Enjoy the trip".
Birthday gift? opps!!


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3/22/2009 12:20:00 AM


Saturday, March 21, 2009
I made this for dinner.
It is simple to do and if you would love to try we go with the ingredients.....especially for the lamb lovers!!

500-600g of lamb
BBQ (original) sauce
Dark sweet soy sauce (any brand will do)
Maggie Tomato sauce
Maggie Chilly sauce
Maggie Oyster sauce

Sliced or cubed
Some carrots, onions and potatoes
Pounded and made into paste
Ginger(halia)+galangal(lengkuas)+Tumeric(kunyit)+lemon grass(serai)

How to make?

So easy...just marinate the lamb with all the ingredients for an hour.

How to cook?
Slow cook it and let it simmer for 45 minutes (at a very low heat) until the meat is tender. We don't have to add more water because the natural juice from the lamb meat will make up the gravy...
~Happy cooking~


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3/21/2009 09:38:00 PM


Thursday, March 19, 2009
Now I have time to do this tag...but yet still so many are pending too! I got this from MummyHanan..with a message "sorry for the delay"..but i found this very fun-to-do...

The Rule:
1. You have to point out 5 romantic movies that you would love to share with your loved ones. ( opps! I gave 6...)
2. It doesn’t have to be in order.. as long as you love the movies, it will be fine.
3. You have to tag another 5 person to answer this tag.

Frankly..I'm not the updated type of person when it comes to movies. I am a bit selective...and would not miss the chance to watch the movies especially when starred by these naturally beautiful J Lo, Julia Roberts and Michelle Pfeiffer.
Nevertheless...I also find these 3D cartoon movies very romantically amazing. I am starting to love and collect all the Barbie's DVD movies for the sake of my little princess. I have seen Shrek and Shrek2 but these movies are not suitable for kids as there are quite intimate scenes. Barbie movies are OK. Who to tag? I would not specifically choose someone to do this tag..but anyone who are interested...please do so...


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3/19/2009 09:06:00 PM


Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Our favourite Hua Ho Mall is having the toy fair and so many toys are exhibited. Our actual aim to go there was to do our little grocery shopping but nothing could stop our little hero from enjoying himself at the exhibition. He was very much attracted to the toys (of course!!) and strongly magnetized himself there. He climbed onto the motorbike himself and did not want to let go of it. So lucky, there was a security standing by the entrance. My hubby suggested him to scare Habibi so that he would let go of the bike. Our plan worked out well! LOL
My hubby bought Habibi a robot (although he owned one already). He just couldnot wait any longer to hold the robot. Do you notice his stretching hand?

Then, after all the toys were paid off, Habibi insisted to bring himself the robot! How funny he was!! We bought the sissy some toys too..a culinery set and a musical iron.

And of course..we had our early dinner at the food court there too. I had an appetite for a Labenese meal at Sbinati Kebab. I had my yummy shwarma chicken with seasoned chips and my hubby chose the chicken shwarma rice. Habibi had the shwarma rice only.
While waiting for the meals to come...Habibi had his scribbling time with Ayah. Then arrived the meals.....yum yum yum!!
We were eager to go home (and we knew Habibi was too!) to show the sissy the toys. She was happy to the fullest and even brought the toys to sleep. Wanna know the condition of Habibi's robot now?
Jeng..jeng...jeng....(take a deep breath yea..!)

Oh...poor robot!

The poor robot could only survive for less than half an hour....!!

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3/18/2009 10:00:00 PM