Sunday, August 21, 2011

Mangan Peyek yok!!!

Continuation of Jawa Mode:
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Now, all/most Muslims r basically preparing 4 d most awaited (sort of) festive season ever: Hari Raya Aidilfitri. (falls on every Syawal month)

(preferring 2 Malaysians now)

People baking d customary-traditional food/cakes/cookies etc, is 1 of d preparations. (‘kuih raya’ = basically means Raya food, specifically d ones dat prepared by baking)

Speaking of preparation, those 4rm different family-root bkground, they may hv a slightly different Raya preparation in mind. Since this is my blog, I’ll only be touching on my family’s Raya preparation.

No need 4 any Jawa intro (u can check >>>> KENDURI STYLE JAWA , my family’s bkground is included in there). 

Cookie (biskut Raya eg: Almond London, Biskut Cincin) baking had been completed by my Mom (she’s a SuperLady… I did help a bit, though. Hihihi) a few days ago. 

So...
 Next, (currently doing it) is ‘Peyek’ making. My super Mom is feeling super ‘rajin’ (d opposite of lazy), so that’s y laaa~

*Peyek = a Jawa traditional food.


Original name would b = TEMPEYEK

Ingredients:

Tepung Beras (rice flour) – 1 packet (depending on ur needs: d more flour, d more peyek u get)

Santan Kelapa pekat (coconut milk, preferably fresh) – 2 coconuts (depending, as well, on ur needs: eg: 2 packets of flour ~ 4 coconuts)

*spices: Ketumbar (blended coriander) - few spoons

*spices: Jintan (caraway) – few bits

Bawang Putih (Garlic – blended/mashed/ground) – 2 cloves (1 packet flour = 2 cloves of garlic, not d whole round bunch)

Telur (Egg) – 1 egg (depending on d amount of flour used)

Garam (Salt) – use ur common sense 2 adjust d taste (hehehe.. it is supposedly taste like a normal salty with a pinch of kinda-herbal spiciness from d spices)

*toppings: Ikan Bilis (Anchovies) & Kacang Tanah yg mentah (raw peanut)

Below r few photos I managed 2 take:

Rice flour + coconut milk + d spices + egg + salt + garlic
(d batter need not b that concentrated, medium concentration = easy frying later on)



Heat up d cooking oil (lots of it)


Prepare d-about-2-b-fried Peyek batter (put in d 2 toppings: anchovies & peanuts)


 
Using a scoop (in d previous photo, u can see it), pour d batter at d side of d pan. Make sure it's not that too far away from d oil level. Pour d hot oil all over d becoming-peyek batter. 
(yup, that's d original shape of peyek, just in case u were wondering)



PEYEK done!!! 

See how thin it is... It is kinda like a snack/cracker (kerepek)
D peanut + anchovy bulging on top of it.



***** I am writing this with the intention of purely sharing some knowledge I have on the Jawa culture. If somehow I offended some Javanese situated in the Peninsular Malaysia, therefore, I am truly sorry. I do hope that it's still the same with u guys there. *****

[Any questions or interest, shy not, dear friend, just go on & ask/consult me.]

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

gimme just 5 mins & read me~


Ok, I’m sitting next to my hamster’s cage & I’m like watching Chucul eating some of boiled kacang kuda… this mite sound stupid but I think I got a big ‘kesedaran’. 
No, I don’t get hungry just cuz my pet is eating at the moment & I’m watching her!
(watching while typing ol ths, at ths very moment)

So, anyway, ‘kesedaran’. Yea, I’m positive dat every1 has crushes on certain special person.
“aku ada crush kat sorg ni. *senyum malu2* dia senyum kat aku td. Gosh..cute gilerr!!!” ^^^^^
I’m sure every1 has had dat sort of feelings. well, there’s a point in life where u just can’t stand it & u wnt so badly 4 dat person 2 notice u!!!!

**Anis, if u’re reading this, Alex Turner will nvr propose 2 u on ur bday, so stop it, ok? stop drooling... just stop...
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!

Alrite, all jokes & craps aside, I realized dat it’s good 2 hv a crush every now & then bcuz u can gain many FRIENDS from it.

E.g: u like ths 1 person, so u try asking around wth ur friends & their friends abt him/her, gossip abt it, stalking him/her in Facebook, add him/her as friends, checking out their photos, accidentally found out that ur friends r his/her friends also, asking favors 4rm friends 2 hook u up with him/her & d bla bla bla… It goes on, people~

(Sorry, I hv really weird ways of showing my ‘objektif sebenar entry blog’.)

Wait!
What I wanted 2 say is…
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It’s d good beautiful Ramadhan month & here I am talking abt ths. Don’t take it d wrong way k, but this post is especially dedicated 2 my friends who r abt 2 tie d knot after Syawal month, friends who hv been engaged 2 their loved ones, friends who hv started their sweet love-like life & friends who r just awesome friends 2 me.

I wish I can find d rite & beautifully romantic words 2 congrats ol of u but nope, I suck at sweet words, so, ol I can offer is my best prayers to u. =)

** Life goes on, people grow old & forgetful faster nowadays, so forgive me if it took me a long time 2 realize dat I love my friends!
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(demi kwn, pls like...hahaha)
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Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Making Experience into hope-to-be helpful tips Chapter 1

Few experiences into hope-to-be helpful tips:


From my experience, the term of owning a pet indeed comes with great responsibilities. For those who have more than 5/6 pets like me, well, things can go out of hands, sometimes. I’m no cat-expert, professionally, but I am very well-adapted with the life as a pet owner. Since cats have been in our family for generations, I’m proud to say that I’m a miao person.



Let me put some of past experience and knowledge into good use, okay?
Let’s see.
Mmmm… a friend of mine was having some second thoughts about adopting a pet, precisely a cat. Well, for a person who loves cats but fear of getting scratch at, fear of sudden attention-seeking biting, fear of sudden purring at ur feet etc, it’s a normal feeling. 

So maybe these little bits of info might lighten your fear up??

- The bite & claws of a kitten may sting a bit at first because they are newborns. All teeth & nail-based body parts are still new & fresh.

 (mcm baru kena asah) It’s a bit like human babies’ nail la.

- ***** The bites of an adult cat is 10 times hurtful than the kitten’s, sometimes more when the cat feel threatens/in the midst of fighting another cat/just plain evil. (protective mode on!)

- If u’re lucky enough to adopt one that is naturally playful & feisty, then u’re in for a really big treat. HAHAHAHA! (mcm2 la kena gigit, cakar, tarik, kunyah tpi all in d name of fun)

- To overcome the 2nd point above & give the best effort in welcoming the kitten into the family, u might want to consider getting a complete-cat stuffs. The stuffs are:
o   Cage (optional, myb dh ada kotak),

o   cage sheets (kain/blankie tdo = tshirt lma yg x pakai lg),
o   potty-train (u can get d pasir & ol dat easily. *better if ada housing area yg luas with a yard/padang kecik, so that once kitten dh besar, u cn teach it 2 poop at appropriate places)
o   cat food ( + drinks la) (nasi with blended ikan bilis/ikan/chicken/tulang kfc = basic meal, cat crackers as occasional snacking fud. *byk brand of cat fud, so choose wisely because cats do get food poisoning, eg: cirit-birit etc.)
o   Toys (optional, cats need fun oso maa~~ can be homemade thread ball, paper ball, mom’s kain pelekat, old teddy bears, mom’s pasu bunga in d living rum etc.)
o   LOVE & CARE (includes time, disciplinary upbringing, leasure & ol other stuff that use ur common sense to figure out)

- If u’re end up getting a cool, quiet & loner kitten, 
well, don’t let ur guard down that easily because kittens like that are the difficult ones when it comes to health issues (they won’t miao loudly & jst hibernates weakly. (cat flu CEPAT attack kitten, pagi mgkin sihat walafiat then noon, tba2 nazak~R.I.P = this means u hv 2 get it 2 d vet 2 b injected, a.s.a.p! *d flu attacks through virus, symptoms: leher/tekak mengecil, trying so hard to breathe, kurang mkn)

Well, I think I’ve said what’s important in handling a cat pet. These are all basics (to keep ‘em alive, well & loved)
My awesome advice to u, friend: Let the kitten smell ur hands first. 
U wnna keep it? 
then u gotta make it trust u & pray dat u smell ‘angelic’. 
& d rest will b no problemo 2 u, insyaALLAH~
<3
Haha~ 

Sunday, July 17, 2011

11: A seek for Just, Truth and Peace

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Lowering back his claws, Bobo asked, “Why, my Lord?”

Thom’s face suddenly darkened by anger. 

He had not known that he was angry. Angry at the king.

“King Bobeus,” said Thom at last. “He wants you dead, Bobo. Why is that?”

“Why do you want to know?”

“I deserve to know.”

Thom knew that another reason was behind the king’s order. He knew it from the first time the king demanded him to bring Bobo in. All his time working with the king, never had Thom witness such sudden order. King Bobeus may be a ruthless leader, according to many that served and fought with him, but he was indeed a leader who never acts upon unreasonable purpose. 
An outcast mimiao such as Bobo, despite his feared recognition by many, could not have angered, nor frightened the king.

Feeling the need to explain further on his abrupt withdrawal after the mimiaos of Araw were ready to fight his men, Thom stepped down from his loyal white Tawika, Aseed. 
Aseed was from a royal breed of Tawikas. He was chosen by Thom’s late father, Gan, to be given as a gift when Thom was ready to ride one. Gan named it as Aseed. It was the same name his Tanika was when he was still alive. Although Gan was not his real father, Thom never doubted the love that he gave to him. Thom cared for Aseed so much as to how Gan would have wanted him to. The Tanika was a very fortunate creature. So as Thom.
He was fortunate enough to be Gan's son.

“If you let me, oh Bobo the Mercilesste, I will prove to you where my true loyalty lies”, said Thom while bowing to Bobo, in respect.

*

King Bobeus turned his Tawika away from the path heading to his castle after ordering his men to return. The king headed towards the fountain of Mont. He went into a small path entering the Mont woods. 
After a while, the path brought him to a big Oapek tree. It was the only tree that bloomed out green flowers and it was the only tree that can light the night like the full moon. The path and all that are nearby were lit perfectly by the tree. 

It was beautiful, thought the king. 
It was indeed beautiful.

“You must love it here, dear brother”, said the king while looking down 

on the ground, at his brother’s tomb. Gan’s burial place.

Brushing away the dried leaves covering the tomb, Bobeus whispered few ancient words and he kissed the tomb. He looked at the carved name on it.

“I have missed you, Gan.”
… 

Thursday, July 07, 2011

10: Matters of the Heart


“Thavine. Mmm… may I have a word?”, asked the young Prince Clan nervously. He was quite unsteady. Indeed, delicate matters were playing in his mind. Never had he acted as such. Curiosity began to rise in Thavine.

“Well, of course. What is it, Clan?”

Clan could not find the right purrs to answer her. When he finally came to his senses, he only managed to answer, “Mmm. Do you like flowers?”


“Well, depends on what flowers they are… I mean lilies are wonderful but they make me… Wait. Why are you asking this?”

“Out of curiosity, Thavine. Mmm… You are after all my sister. I trust that it is my duty to know and learn about you.”

“to know and learn? About me?”

“why.. yes. You”, Clan desperately hoping that his real intention was kept hidden.

Thavine was looking at Clan with a rather suspicious face on her, perhaps a bit of surprise. Then, out of a sudden, she said,
“Wait! Oh God! It cannot be…”

“What is it?”

“You! You have met a lady mimiao, have you not? Come on Clan. Tell me. Has my silly brother has his heart fallen for someone?”

“What?? I mean, what nonsense are you talking about? What heart?”

“You cannot fool me. Look at you. You are blushing.”


The young prince quickly ran to look at himself in the mirror. Thavine could no longer hold her laughter. She laughed out loud; looking at the way Clan was behaving. Annoyed by her, Clan forced himself to purr out an explanation of his awkward action but before he could start, Thavine cut him off and said,
“Come on, out with it. Do I know this very lady?”

“Yes. No, I mean, I am not in love.”

“Well, well. I could not recall saying anything about love, dear brother. Hmmm…”

“I did not… I mean… No. I meant to say that I was not… You know… There is no lady or whatsoever. There is one but…… ”

“But what, Clan? Have your ego got in the way of your senses, like usual?”

“What ego? You are the one with the ego and, and your evilness! 


Yes, making assumptions, not to forget, your constant mockery over me. Here I am, asking you about something and you accused me with such… There is no word for such things!”

“My goodness! Clan! Yes, I may be at fault for the littlest fun I have made of you but…”

“Littlest, you say?”

“Wait. Let me finish. Yes, I never meant any of it. You are my brother, Clan, the only brother… And mmmm… my duty, of course to enjoy every power I have as an older and eldest sister to you. You do know that I care so much about the great and brave young prince that goes by the name Clan, do you not?”

Clan did not smile at Thavine’s attempt of humour. Ever since they were small, Thavine had always managed to find a way to make him smile after a playful argument or what their father called it as “clawing chattering”. 

After a while, Thavine gave up the effort of talking words of comfort to Clan, thus, she walked out of her room, leaving Clan behind. All of a sudden, a smile appeared on Clan’s face. He was amused by his sister’s departure. He finally, made her annoyed.

“Hmmm… that was fun”, thought Clan to himself. However, the cheerful thought was cut short with others, of love.

“Sanea… I… no, it has nothing to do with love.”

Clan was heading out to the door when he suddenly bumped into a wooden box. It was carved with beautiful patterns and the colour was slightly unusual. Never have Clan seen such beautiful thing. The box was opened and inside lay a cloth.

“What is this?”, asked Clan to himself while taking the cloth out of the box. He felt something in it. His curiosity swelled as his paws felt something familiar behind the cover of cloth. He opened it and he was right. 
It was a dagger. 
He looked and looked again at it, and he realized its origin.
“Thavine has an Elmish dagger?”

 *

Links on current POM

Hello. =)
4 those who r interested in my tale of d medieval cat-based world, I hope that u would read d previous parts of d story 1st b4 moving on 2 d continuation of it. 

I really need feedback on it, if it sucks, lame & stuff, do tell.












Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Kenduri style Jawa~~

Hello. =D
I always talk about silly & crappy, so, this time, imma bend the rules a lil bit & talk about something related 2 my keturunan >> Jawa.

 = 2day, Wednesday, July 06, 2011, 4 Syaaban 1432H, is a day that my parents decided 2 do a ‘kenduri tahlil’, at d Masjid (Masjid Darul Iman, Kampung Sri Arjuna). The kenduri is 4 my late grandma, mom’s late younger brother, & few close relatives of ours who have left us 2 meet HIM. I’m actually on a 10 minutes break 4rm helping my mom in the kitchen. After Isya’ tonight, all of us will be at d masjid, insyaALLAH…
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The info I'm about 2 share is based on my background, Jawa di Kuching, Sarawak. Mungkin a bit lain compared 2 d Jawa in Semenanjung Malaysia. So, I hope I won't offend certain people. hihihihi.. LOL!

**the kenduri follows the Jawa tradition, because I'm a Javanese & I live in a Jawa community. So, we use 'ambeng' style. Some may call it as 'nasi ambeng'. mana2 la, as long as people get the idea of it.

The pictures below, do check it out~~
Ni gambar yg lps aku ambik, but kira sama juga la. Kenduri di masjid, so ambeng kena bwk guna baldi makanan (baskom in Jawa). But 2nite, we're going 2 use talam



Daun pisang mmg essential in ambeng. Lapis guna daun pisang dlu b4 putting d rice.

U see, lauk for ambeng usually consists of nasi, lauk sayur & lauk ayam. Mee goreng (sayur sampingan, can b any noodles) is optional, nak letak or tak, up 2 u. Lauk ayam, paling senang digoreng. But yg famous would be ayam masak ‘ungkep’ (again, Jawa tradition).
Ok, nasi tu kena lapit guna daun dlu, then baru letak sayur, then ayam paling last.





 That lapisan is paling simple & common in my family. After all that, ambeng tu kena tutup with daun pisang lagi. 

Banyak sikit la daun tu, cuz usually org yg hadir kenduri tu, lps doa & semua, akan bahagikan nasi ambeng among masing2. Usually, satu talam nasi ambeng will b shared by 4 people, d most 5. Ikut keadaan jgk. 
(klu yg rajin, 'peyek' slalu dijadikan d last topping tuk nasi ambeng ni..)


Siap! Niat nak share ja ok... If interested in more about it, jgn malu2, just tanya. Kesuwon (Thank u). =D


{{My language, mmm, I mixed both English & Malay. So, 4give me k. Jgn marah k org-kuat BM. Xda niat tuk menyalahguna kedua-dua bahasa}}






Tuesday, June 28, 2011

My most dark & disgusting habits!!

Hello Earthlings. =D

This time, I will share bits of stories regarding the habits of ..................
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my pets.
(don't let d title fool u, people..=P)
 Most of them, d habits, are unusual. Believe me. 
~~ And insyaALLAH after this post, I will be posting again the latest continuation of POM story.~~ Finally!

So, what habits to share?


1) Drinking: (unfortunately, water, not booze) Whitey & Ngungut love going to d bathroom to drink. They will miao & stare at ur face if d door is closed. 
   
               That’s their way of asking u to open d door & let ‘em in.


  2) Staring: Chucul is d champ here. Apart 4rom d lying against d wall (just 2 support his weight while licking his tummy), he likes to stand & stare (u can refer 2 d left below section of d blog 2 see how Chucul does d stare). Sometimes I wonder whether ‘malaikat kanan & kiri’ are using Chucul’s body to watch what I’m doing.


  3) Suicidal tanning: (happens at any time, mostly in d morning (9-10am) & evening (5–7pm) ) Whitey conquers this particular habit. U see, b4 entering d car-parking place of my house, there’s a tar road. Like d road is tar-ed. Get it? neway, Whitey lies on d road, licking, enjoying d sun & all, until he goes zzzz on d spot. He sleeps like d dead, perfect time 2 sprinkle few dried leaves or flowers, maybe tiny stones on him. 

   Why I say it’s suicidal? Well, when dad or sis comes in with their car, they have to honk first because Whitey WILL NOT WAKE UP/MOVE AWAY!
      
   = D more u honk, d more deep his sleep is.  =    

                      

This habit has its own agenda: gaining attention. Thus, 2 park, dad or sis (or me) has to go out & PICK him up 1st, then park d car. Sometimes, when a car comes, that’s like a queue for him to do tanning in d middle of d road.

Done!!
 Those are d top 3 habits of my ruled pets. All are based on true facts. 


I almost 4got. I know now what people gain 4rom reading my blog. They will laugh & say 'bodoh' at d end. =D

Friday, June 24, 2011

BFFees (Best Fun Folks???)

Hello. =D

I’ve been great, thank u 4 wondering. LOL.

Right. I realized that I haven’t post anything about my bffees in this (I was so caught up with my pets). Huge apologies to: 


us 4..

I’m gonna make it up 2 u guys. Alphabetical order ok.

So, Anis:
She’s kinda like E! News person. Well, if u’re wondering about d latest dibs on hotties, especially bands, up-coming artists, then she is d right person 2 gossip with.

Next, Diana:
She’s d photographer in d gang. She hates it when she’s not in most of d photos. Anyway, if u’re into poetry (feelings/life-related), then she is d poet 2 collaborate with.

Finally, Aceng:
He’s d DUDE, d punching bag, d abused (victim??) & d perfect one
(bcause of his indirect hilariousness) 4 us 3.
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Now, a little dirt about these 3. HAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHHAHA!

>> 1 of them is secretly dying 2 b my PA (???) once I’m back dating Robert Pattinson, yeap.
>> 1 of them loves eating porridge using straw.
>> 1 of them hates 1 of the other 2 person’s hair.

P/s: These 3 r cool & open-minded (hehehehehe) people. Fun 2 hang with. I love them very much. If u feel like checking them out, click on their names. I linked them 2 their FB accounts. 2 of them hv tumblr, twitter & stuff. Maybe, I don’t know. 

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Debut 2 d World: Pungut De Blusher

Yay! I managed to not stick with the ‘update blog everyday’ motto. I’m proud of myself. Anyway, currently I’m at home, surrounded by people of my kind. Yup, I do mean my cats. Previous, previous, previous post, I did an interview with this Renji ginger cat. I got that idea from Under The Paw blog (littlecatdiaries blogspot). Seriously, if you're a cat person or maybe you've just realized that you're cool, awesome, pls follow this Under The Paw blog. =D


This time, the interview would be about Pungut/Bajeng Blusher (real name). 

My sis found him when he was just tiny & vulnerable. Now, with God’s permission, Pungut or famously known as Ngungut, he’s like a dog but a cat, you know. Follows me 4 a run every morning, basically follows everyone to EVERYWHERE!!! 

Do check out my little interview with this fluff of cuteness.



How r u, Ngungut?

= I’m aite. Chillin’ & stuffs, u knw…



How do u like d name Pungut so far? Does it reflect ur personality well?
= well, 2 b honest dudes, can I call u thats? Mmm.. I’m jst grateful thats I has a name, u knw. Cece took me in & I’m cool wth thats. Like d other day, I bumped into ths black miao 4rm nxt door, we wre chillin’ n talkin’. He tolds me his name. OMG dudes! I can’t even say d name. So not cools, u knw.
(pauses)…
Personality? Watcha mean dudes? U sayin’ thats my name is not well?? I’m cool, dudes! (rawrrs like crazy) Can u sees thats? Wat r u? blind?!?

Err… yea, yeah.. I can see that Ngungut. Well, mmm.. I think I hv everything that I need 4rm this interview. Great chatting with u. mmm… ok.
= what? That alls?? I mean where’s d cookies? They said I gets cookies after interview. (rawrrs at some random cat) hey u! gets my cookies here! Pronto!





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later Earthlings~~~