Sunday, December 04, 2011

Flying with fokker tomorrow... *sigh

It's already 1.47am and I still couldn't sleep. I am a little worried about tomorrow's journey from SZB to KBR. I didn't know firefly fleets are mostly fokker.... hehe. Blame me and my ignorance. So, i'm worrried about flying in a fokker? Yes..and no. I've flown in a Fokker before, and even a Twin Otter when I was on an assignment in Sarawak. It was during an Indoor Acceptance Test at Purnama Limbang, where I think I had one of the most adventurous journey in my life. I was still single back then (I think it was in second year in TMTouch), and I had to go there all by myself, without a technician. Come to think of it... that was quite absurd since most of the time we had any assignments, my colleagues and I would always be accompanied by our technicians cum friends eventhough if it was only a site survey in Klang Valley. Hmmm...

Okay, back to my story, there's no direct flight from KL to Limbang, so, I have to take a flight to Labuan, then, as planned with HIO and ABK (my ex-bosses), I had to do a brief site survey to identify new in-building sites for our coverage expansion plan. I think I manage to survey 2-3 indoor sites before I hopped onto a ferry to Limbang. If I'm not mistaken, I only spent one night in Limbang, then, I had to take a twin otter flight to Miri. At that time... the so-called Limbang Airport looked like a rundown 'kedai kopi', and it has a huge weighing scale where all the passengers including the baggage must be weighed. Being in a twin otter is quite an interesting experience. I remembered the fan, the 'crowdedness' feeling in it (memang sempit), and the livestock carried by the locals on it. was like boarding a bus ... but the bus was flying.

Limbang Old Airport (Before they have a new one in 2004)

Upon arriving in Miri, I met my contractors from west coast who were supposed to survey some sites with me. They were not interested to survey Miri with me because they've already done it prior to my arrival. Me, being a rookie at that time, went out alone to search for 'possible sites', but to no avail. Fikir2 balik... innocent gila masa tuh.. kerja tak hingat dunia..kahkahkah. Suhaimi and Farique managed to laugh at me back then.. and at the same time pitying me. Apekah?

I think I stayed there for one night @ Rehga Royal... then, we went straight to Kuching on a fokker. Having an very much interesting experience on a twin otter before boarding a fokker is a blessing. I have no complaint.

But, tomorrow.... I'm the only adult with 3 kids. Uwaa... hopefully nothing went wrong. Ya Allah..please help me and safeguard our journey. Amin.

Tidolah mata... I need to rest, or else, things will be worse.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Kek Karamel

Tested recipe. I like it chilled. But, I think I will only repeat this upon request or in any special occasions because Wawan and Ecah didn't like it. MDH (My Dear Husband) didn't get to taste this yet because he's in Sweden.. but, I have a strong feeling that he won't like it.

Okay..refer the recipe here at Kak Ita's Masam Manis Blog.

Macaron ... first try

Macaron ye... not Macaroon ...because the latter has dessicated coconut in it.
For step-by-step guide, please refer here. I was truly inspired by K.Ita here. But, I've never left any comments in her blog. Malu..hehe.

For me, this one is a little bit too sweet, but I don't know why I keep on shovelling those sweet monsters into my mouth. I guess that was the effect of almond powder in it.

A little bit senget .. :D. Macam tuannya jugak. The above are filled with cheese frosting (lebihan topping Red Velvet Cake).

Sitting in the oven

These are the macarons after they were taken out of the oven. As you can see, some of them didn't have beautiful 'feet'. I guess I should have made the batter a little less thicker by stirring them more and make sure the temperature of the oven is set at its designated temp, which is 140 degrees Celcius.. (I set it much lower at that time because I was afraid that I might burn them!).

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

After a long hiatus

I neglected this blog because I forgot about it. Seriously! Blame FB and Mark Zuckerberg. I only remembered my blog when I was fascinated by masammanis blog about one month ago. In that blog, K.Ita has put a tremendous effort in ... shall I say 'documenting'... all her tested and tried recipes. She even had the talent to shoot mouth-watering dishes that she has prepared as if the photos were meant for magazines. I wish I have the talent (and the DSLR too ..heheh).

And now I'm interested to keep my blog updated because I want to document my passion in stitching and baking. Let's pray that I WILL REMEMBER TO UPDATE!

So, since this is my first post after being in a long hiatus.. I will update about our new addition to the family...... my dearest Azeezah Nurnadya! By now, she's already 14mo and I thank Allah for this long awaited rezeki. Alhamdulillah.

Nadya @ 1 day old@Annur Bangi

I was a little upset with myself whenever I look at her. Especially when she was having cough and breathing difficulties. I believe that she's more prone towards illness because she's not a bf baby, and I blame myself for not being able to breastfeed her.. unlike Wawan n Ecah. Long story cut short.. I was unable to bf her because she didn't want to latch even at the age of 4 mo. I was pumping thoughout the 4 months period post delivery ... and finding opportunities to make sure she latch, but to no avail. Unlike her sister Ecah... who at least started to latch at the age of two months. I guess, that is called 'takdok rezeki'. Sorry sayang... :(

Nadya@ 6mo

Nadya@ 6mo