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Sunday, April 19, 2009
Dear Friends and new visitors....

Due to some unsolved problems, I would like to announce that I have moved to a new blog at Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you in advance for the visit.
See you there......


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4/19/2009 11:24:00 PM


Saturday, April 18, 2009

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4/18/2009 09:53:00 AM


Friday, April 17, 2009

We brought Habibati to a pet shop. She instantly was attracted by these cute little fellows...the rabbits, mice and hamsters. When it was the time to leave..Habibati was reluctant to go away. She was stuck there. She likes rabbits the most. We had a hard time to make her leave the pets. Then back in the car, my hubby decided to find a pair of bunnies for the kids. There are the local ones sold here...which are cheaper than the exported ones sold at most pet shops. But yet I still haven't give a 'positive nod' to this proposal....


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4/17/2009 10:02:00 PM


This morning we went out very early to PGGMB office and then to Le Apple to buy something for my cupcakes. Then, I found the 'gingerbread man' cookie cutter there. Not only that...the multi-coloured bread was also available here. I was so happy...!


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4/17/2009 09:33:00 PM


Thursday, April 16, 2009
I really like this award...taken from my lovely and generous buddy from Malaysia (a bunch of tnx yea *winks*). Now that I have had it here...I would love to present anyone who come and visit me often here....with this award. I am SURE you KNOW WHO you are.... packed with a *group hug*...and my heartfelt sincerity...


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4/16/2009 11:20:00 PM


This is a tag by my sweet new buddy Nur from Malaysia.

Message for you " Thanks and I really apreciate this very much..."

Add the logo of the award to your blog. ( Yea...I have done it)
Add a link to the person who awarded it to you. (Wokey..!)
Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
(I'm not specifically tagging a person...but this tag will be offered to anyone who bumped into me here....c'mon...grab this one quick!)


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4/16/2009 11:05:00 PM


I like to see my mom's plants. She takes good care of the plants all by herself. She wakes up early every morning and visits her growing plants around her house compound. I think that's why her plants grow well because they are showered with her tender loving care. I snapped some of the pictures of the plants. So nice.....and this point I admit that I really ENVY her....!


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4/16/2009 08:31:00 PM


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

I made some cute shapes of the bread by using the biscuit cutter/shaper. I received a very positive response from my darling kids. I served the 'shapey' breads on one plate only at was not enough. They cleaned them up in less than two minutes.
They asked for more...then I happily made some more and arranged the 'shapey' breads on two different plates.
Now I know...the fun shapes have added some "attractiveness " to the plain bread taste. My kids must be bored with the typical shape of the bread slices, thus, they often can't finish even a slice of the bread. But not anymore....

My next plan ---> To hunt for the multi-coloured bread loaf sold at TOPBAKE...and see how will they response to this one.


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4/15/2009 09:39:00 PM


Tuesday, April 14, 2009
This is the recipe for making Pai Tee that I promised to share with you have a go with it and good luck.....
1 packet rice flour
750ml coconut milk (from 1 coconut)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tbsp kapur ( for crispy texture)
1 tbsp castor sugar
1 egg
1. Mix well all ingrediants, leave aside.
2. Heat the mold in hot oil.
3. When the mold is hot enough, dip into batter and deep fry in hot oil.
Garnishing/Filling :
This is my version...
Stir-fry the chopped prawns with garlic and ginger, dash some oyster sauce. Pop in the grated carrots and some onions. Then add salt and pepper to taste.
Sauce ingredients:
(mix well together and cook for a while)
Chilli padi
Shrimp paste
Peanuts (fried without oil and blended)
Some tamarind juice
Sugar and salt to taste


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4/14/2009 09:15:00 PM


Monday, April 13, 2009
Habibati's birthday was again celebrated at granny's house. This was granny's wish so we could not say anything yea! Nobody was invited though..only my family members. I made myself Habibati's birthday cake . I frankly was not satisfied with the outcome...especially the Pooh's part. But when I asked Habibati what was on the cake? She replied to me "Pooh Ummi!" Phew!! Happy me...(at least she recognized it was Pooh)
Habibati loved to see her cake. Even when we took some family pictures, she just couldn't stop looking at her should be because of that Pooh! Grandparents presented her with a gold necklace..thanks again grannies!

We love you Habibi and Habibati....hugs and kisses...!


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4/13/2009 12:52:00 AM


Tomorrow the kids will be having their grandma as their caretaker. One of my maids has gone back to Indonesia because she often complains about her sickness, to be precised "gastric". I actually wish her to just wait till the end of year since the kids are schooling by January next year. On the other side of the coin, we do not want to hold a risk keeping this maid longer. So, this late afternoon she left Brunei for good. So, my mom offers to take care of the kids when we are working. Thanks ma. At this stage, we still could not leave the kids alone with only one maid to look after them because it would be a chaos. At least when my mom is around, our minds will be at work.


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4/13/2009 12:08:00 AM


Sunday, April 12, 2009
I would love to introduce to you my dear blogging very new bloggie about my baking.


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4/12/2009 11:24:00 PM


Friday, April 10, 2009
Habibi likes to watch the Play House Disney Channel. He will fight his sleepiness just not to miss the shows. Sometimes, when his sissy is already asleep, he will wake her up so that they can watch together thier favourite cartoons. It will be unbearable when both of them stay up fresh till late night to follow up all the shows...first Dibo then followed by Mickey Mouse Club House then comes up next My Friends Tigger and Pooh then pops out The Little Einsteins...! Ummi and Ayah will certainly become a pair of "pandas" with black eye bags! LOL
Darling Habibi might be bored because Habibati was asleep already...just have a look at his boring face! Then, he grabbed the remote control and manipulated it. In various styles...he sat on the sofa...till his eyes turned droopy. Quickly I put a pillow on the sofa so that he could relax and slowly zzzzz....zzzz....


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4/10/2009 09:21:00 PM


Wednesday, April 8, 2009
My new project late this afternoon, making Pai Tee or 'top hats'. I have been searching for a paitee mold quite a long time ago. It is not anywhere to be found here. Luckily my jobmate, MummyHannan, offered me if I wanted the paitee mold. Of course I gave a big yes to this one. MummyHanan's husband went to KL and bought one for me too (free of charge...bunch of tnx!!!).
So I had a go with the recipe taken from this book.
I thought it was an easy job but NO! I made so many ugly pai tee cases at first and faced a problem that I could not get the pai tee cases off the mold easily. Another problem..the pai tee cases quickly turned dark brown. I nearly gave up. However..I'm craving for these tempting top hats! But after going through several trials and errors...I finally made some good outcomes.
Below is the filling of the pai tee...stir-fried prawns and carrots with some dashes of oyster sauce. The pai tee mold is shown here too.

These are the pai tee that I have made with the filling inside. The taste? mmmm.....yummy..crispy......

P/S--->To MummyHanan and hubby...tonnes of thanks for your generosity to charge me freely for the pai tee mold yea *winks*. It's true you have said...lau tedapat banyak mold atu lagi tah siuk tu mbuat pai tee ah...heheeeee....*hint*hint*


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4/08/2009 09:19:00 PM


Monday, April 6, 2009
My sister in-law loves keeping cats. She would do anything for her cats. Yesterday when we gathered at my parents-in-laws' house, she showed us her very shy cat. Its name is Mato. This cat has 'kalimah' Allah in Arabic on its black and white fur. Pretty amazing yea....


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4/06/2009 09:52:00 PM


Sunday, April 5, 2009
We love soft ice creams. Here, there is only one mobile soft ice cream vendor which is called Mister Softy. I was craving for Mister out we went to hunt for 'him'. So lucky, we found 'him' at his favourite spot, the wet market parking lot in Gadong.

Just have a look at the above picture of the soft ice cream. I chose the chocolate and vanilla flavours.!

I just shared the soft ice cream with Habibati. She loves it too. Then, Ayah bought another one for Habibi who stayed at home at that time because he was asleep. Reaching home, Habibati straightaway found her brother who was already awake. She generously handed him the ice cream to him with love....


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4/05/2009 09:46:00 PM


Thursday, April 2, 2009
We went to the vegetables market and bought some vegies and tomatoes later this afternoon. As we got into the car, I took one of the tomatoes (of course I washed it first) and enjoyed my every heavenly bite of it. Habibati saw me and asked for it too. I let her made her first bite and guess what ?...she really fell in love with the fruits. She asked for another one by saying " Ummi..adik toh" for several times. LOL...


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4/02/2009 11:38:00 PM


These were made on Wednesday afternoon and delivered on the same day too. Amal's auntie placed the order and she left to me to decide for the cake deco. Since Amal is a teenager...I chose the shades of pink and red. My mom was there to help me out with the toppings. We had fun together but she was very worried that I might not be able to deliver these cuppies on time. But I did...


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4/02/2009 11:23:00 PM