Abuse & Adore

(^.^) All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Night Outing at Up-Town Danau Kota

Sunday, 27th January 2008, after early lunch at 11.45am
we went to Pertama Complex to bought some goodies and gadgets.

We had a look on handphones, pda's, card readers, boots, and handcuffs.
The picture above is Chicago handcuffs cost RM60 each there.
The extra features: double lock functions compared to ordinary Siam handcuffs.

We planned to go to Uptown Danau Kota as early as 5.00pm.

Luckily we arrived there on 9.00 pm. The kiosk and stalls still not being set-up yet. It started at 10.00 pm onwards daily except the restday on every Thursday.

Still early,
... malam masih muda belia....
while waiting for the Bazaar Larut Malam @ The Late Night Bazaar completely set-up,
we sat and ordered some cold beverages from Siti Zubaidah Restaurant, just across the road. Makan, minum sambil borak-borak nengok Anugerah Juara Lagu TV3
... he,he,he... Mawi tengah perform that time...

ready to be inhaled..... exhaled....

from far across, we could see the bazaar still in set-up progress.

Me, wearing the head gear, a sort of coconut halves relatives.

Why I look very fat and healthy in these pictures huh?
Something wrong with me that night.

Under a turtle's shell.

Let's Makan-Makan Satay @ Sate Kajang Haji Samuri, Restoran Jejantas Sungai Buloh, Selangor

The main course: Chicken Satay (40pcs) & Beef Satay (20pcs)

The driver and forex trader: My Hubby, Mr. Anuar @ Mr. Citajaya
The main eater and the blogger: Me, Aisya.

The one who paid: My younger brother, Firdaus

The lawyer: My younger brother, Najib

The end: I ate 30 sticks of satays that night... Saturday, 26th January 2008.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Cooking Prawn Curry & Fresh Water Fish With Chillies

That day was 27th January 2008. Sunday.
My hubby went to Morning Market at Kampung Sungai Penchala, looked for some fresh stocks. We had guest in our house, my younger brother who just came back from Sabah.

That day my hubby bought half kilogramme of fresh water prawns (udang galah) and a type og fresh water fish (I can not remember the name, such a weird name).

Well, I do not hate smelling, cooking and eating fresh water fish. I just dislike smelling, cooking and eating them. Why? Banyak tulang. The fish bone structures, the Y shapes and the double Y shape bones make it very complicated in sorting the bones out of flesh process. Unless I deep fry the fish until the bones get crispy.

The fishes was caught at a river in Kuala Selangor, the fisherman sold this fishes RM3.00 per kilogramme. We bought it for 1 kilogramme.

I cleaned the fishes, soaked them in lime juices for a few minutes to get rid the unpleasant smell.
I heated oil and fried fishes in peanuts oils until it turned into golden color.
Removed from wok. Leaving only 6 tablespoons of oil, I fried 5 cloves of chopped garlics and minced onions and chillies until aromatic. Then, I added 4 tablespoon of oyster sauce and add fried fishes into wok. Mixed well and cooked until sauce thickens.

The second dish for that day was "Gulai Udang Galah"
it supposed to be Gulai Udang Galah With Pinapples.

In Nothern, pinapples is the right combinations for seafood like prawns and crabs.
The sweetness and sourness of pinapple's juice give a unique flavour
when blends with prawn taste.
But that day I did not include pinapples in the curry because it quite time consuming to peel off the pinapple's skin.

According to my auntie, to make a good curry we must have 2 groups of ingredients.

Group 1: For saute' : 6 cloves minced garlics, 1 minced big onions, 1 stalks curry leaves, mixed spices (kaskas, mustard seeds, halba). Oil to fry Group 1, must be measure daccording to portion of Group 2 volume & capacity.

Group 2: 6 finely chopped shallots, 6 finely chopped garlics, blend well with 2 packets of curry powder. Must use 100 degree of celcius boiling water to mixed the ingredients...so the curry powder will blooms and soaken to the pluffiness.

Hmmm... I think, my next project is to create a special organised and well arranged blog dedicate to the collections of recipes I have tried out and mastered.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

I chose BROWNIES, what about you?

No cheating.
If all of the desserts listed below were sitting in front of you,
which would you choose?

Pick your dessert,
then look to see what Psychiatrists think about you!
After taking this dessert personality test,
(Sorry you can only pick one)

OK - Now that you've made your choice,

scroll down to see what research says about you!


... Sweet, loving, cuddly.
You love all warm and fuzzy items.
A little nutty at times.
Sometimes you need an ice cream cone at the end of the day.
Others perceive you as being childlike and immature at times.


You are adventurous,

love new ideas, are a champion of under dogs and a slayer of dragons. When tempers flare up, you whip out your sabre. You are always the oddball with a unique sense of humor and direction. You tend to be very loyal.


... Smooth, sexy, & articulate with your hands,

you are an excellent after-dinner speaker and a good teacher.
But don't try to walk and chew gum at the same time.
A bit of a diva at times, but you have many friends.


... Fun-loving, sassy, humorous.

Not very grounded in life; very indecisive and lack motivation.
Everyone enjoys being around you, but you are a practical joker.
Others should be cautious in making you mad.
However, you are a friend for life.


... Romantic, warm, loving.

You care about other people and can be counted on in a pinch.
You tend to melt.
You can be overly emotional and annoying at times.


... Sexy; always ready to give and receive.

Very creative, adventurous, ambitious, and passionate.
You can appear to have a cold exterior but are warm on the inside.
Not afraid to take chances.
Will not settle for anything average in life.
Love to laugh.


... You like sports, whether it be baseball, football, basketball, or soccer.
If you could, you would like to participate,
but you enjoy watching sports.
You don't like to give up the remote control.
You tend to be self-centered and high maintenance.

... You are a very fun loving person, who likes to laugh.
You are fun to be with.
People like to hang out with you.
You are a very warm hearted person and a little quirky at times.
You have many loyal friends.

Garden Ria

Ever dream about the serenity?
Ever dream about the soothing feeling?
The feelings of being in paradise?
Here's on the earth, we can create the garden of our own.....
The arts of healing your mind, body & soul... peaceful... the garden
Gardens inspires, aspires.
Look at the flowers, the leaves, the green shades of grass and plants.
Imagine the morning pearly dew on the leaves in the morning.
Sounds of insect and the chirping birds... all in the garden.
The sounds of water elements, the cooling effect of the ponds,
the sweet refreshing scent, the breeze.
The secret garden, the garden of eden.... the beautiful garden

A garden create the environment value and culture.
Every creation and tree selection in a garden
is an idea which represent living style and perception.
mind heart body soul
Basically, the function of a garden is similar.
The difference is the placement of the plants and the static elements
- a single change or a simple change can make an impact.
Here, we will identify the special value of several types of garden
which can aspires and inspires everyone of us.

Character of a garden can be determined by these elements;
1. Type of plants
2. Water elements
3. Building structure
eg Gazebo, wakaf, garden furniture, bridge, pillar, arch, ornaments

Character/Theme of a garden

Gardens can be specified by these main well-known theme;
a) Japanese Garden a1) Japanese Rock Garden
b). English Garden
c). Mediterranean Garden
d). Islamic Gardene). Chinese Garden
f). Therapeutic Gardeng)
etc (many more concept).

mind heart body soul

"A Japanese Garden is not only a place for the cultivation of trees and flowering shrubs,
but one that provides secluded leisure, rest,repose, meditation, and sentimental pleasure...

mind heart

The Garden speaks to all the senses, not just to the mind alone

The Japanese garden embodies native values,
their cultural beliefs and religious principles.

This is why there is no one prototype for the Japanese garden,
just as there is no one native philosophy or aesthetic.
In this way, similar to other forms of Japanese art,
landscape design is constantly evolving because of

a) influence from mainland, Chinese influences
b) changing aesthetic tastes and values of the patrons.

At the heart of a Japanese garden is harmony with nature.
Through the careful use of plants, stones, and water, areas of serene and quiet beauty emerge. These peaceful spots in the Garden lend Japanese to meditation and contemplation

Basic information
Garden design has been an important Japanese art for many centuries.
Traditional Japanese landscape garden can be broadly categorized into three sub-category;

1. Tsukiyama Garden (hill garden)
2. Karesansui Garden (dry garden)
3. Chaniwa Garden (tea garden).

Tsukiyama Garden
elements: Ponds, streams, hills, stones, trees, flowers, bridges and paths
objectives: are used to create a miniature reproduction of a natural scenery which is often a famous landscape in China or Japan.
origin: The name Tsukiyama refers to the creation of artificial hills

Tsukiyama garden ;
Smaller garden are usually enjoyed from a single viewpoint, such as the veranda of a temple Larger garden are best experienced by following a circular scrolling path.

Karesansui Garden
elements:Using Stones, gravel, sand & sometimes a few patches of moss.
objectives: reproduce natural landscapes in a more abstract way -using elements for representing mountains, islands, boats, seas and rivers.
origin: Karesansui gardens are strongly influenced by Zen Buddhisme and used for meditation.

Chaniwa Garden
elements: featuring stepping stones that lead towards the tea house, stone laterns and a stone basin (tsukubai) where guest purify themselves before taking part in the ceremony.
objectives: Chaniwa gardens are built for the tea ceremony.
origins: are designed in aesthetic simplicity according to the concepts of sado (tea ceremony)

Friday, January 25, 2008

Most Annoyying & Irritating Things...

Annoying Behaviour (according to some 20-somethings)...

" I hate people who walk really slowly infront of you
and it's impossible to get past them
so you have to walk at like 1 mph until i decide to leapfrog them or they get shot or something :"
mind your heart
" What/whom do you find the most annoying in your life?
I hate when people eat aloud and it really drives me mad.
I also hate delusional people that argue about something
that makes no sense or has no proof behind it."

" ..... people who drive too close to my ass"

" When people hits me with a bat.. "

"hate my parents when they're drunk(which is all the time),
hate hypocrites, hate suck-ups, hate boy shakira."

"People who cause awkward silences................................ "

" Anyone who thinks that saying something louder means it's more correct."

" hmmm conceited people, that have nothing to be proud of."

" yea i know what you mean.
like, i hate when people who realize they are losing an argument
either try to change the subject or try to take you down with them.
but only on certain occasions...
but what really ticks me off is when your having a serious conversation
and the other person tries to laugh to cover up the sieriousness of the topic "


mind heart, body soul

We are all guilty of being irritating to others at some point in our life, some more than others, in fact.

When the reverse happens, we get annoyed and angry.

What are the top irritating habits that irked some of us at least some of the time,
from the point of view of some twenty-something's...?
mind your body
mind your soul
*Screaming Children*
Today's New-Age parenting methods of persuasion simply do not seem to work on some children. The old-fashioned "tap" on the butt might well work better for some!
Mind Heart Body Soul
*Shutting The Lift In Someone's Face*
" I just hate it when someone jabs the lift door close almost as I'm about to reach it!"
mind heart body soul
*Impatience At Pedestrian Crossings*
Notice how some people would repeatedly press traffic light button
thinking that if they press hard and frequent enough,
the traffic will stop dead in their tracks and enable them to cross the road.
mind heart
*Lack Of Consideration*
"Picture this: We're packed like canned sardines in the LRT in a mad rush home.
The air is hot and damp and it stinks!
But some idiots thoughtlessly leans against the handle bar
like he's got no backbone for the entire journey,
oblivious to other passengers' need to hold on to it for stability!"
body soul
*The Droner*
" I just cannot stand it
when the other person doesn't take the hint
that I'm not interested in the conversation anymore"
my mind, my heart
*The Pesky Sales Assistant*
The sales assistamt who follow you around like a bee,
to help you choose your product,
when all you want is a little quiet time
to ponder on the benefits of the many confusing labels on the shelf.
There's a fine line between being helpful and pressuring the consumer
to purchase a 'recommended' product he or she may not need!
my body, my soul
*The Noisy Eater*
There, you are having fine dinner in a quiet restaurant with a gorgeous date
when suddenly you hear this horrible noise
as he slurps down his fancy soup, spoonful by spoonful;
or chews loudly with his mouth open.
heart & soul
*Sneezing Without Covering One's Nose*
Not only it is rude,
it can also turn ugly,
very ugly when...
my mind, my heart, my body, my soul
*The Attention Getter*
Notice how some people's voice or laughter ring several decibel higher than average,
just so they can be noticed?
The list can be endless.
All we can say is beware how we behave,
for we may be the very culprits of habits that may be equaly annoying!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Let's Get Your Brain To Work!!!

Can you find a man in this picture in 3 seconds?
try this mind exercise
This is good for your mind
According to medical research;
mind exercise
If you find in less than 3 seconds,
your brain is developed above the normal brain.
mind exercise
If you find it in a minute,
you have a normal developed brain.
mind exercise
If you find it in between 1 to 3 minutes,
your brain is responding slowly,
protein intake might help.
mind exercise
If it takes you more than 3 minutes,
your brain is responding too slow,
and perhaps, more exercises like this might help you to develop that part of your brain.
MIND EXERCISE, do this mind exercise
It is not a joke, THE MAN IS REALLY THERE!

Comfort On Difficult Days

***Comfort on difficult days***

Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to feel your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Gentle hugs when spirits sag,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Faith so that you can believe,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
And love to complete your life.

The A to Z of Friendship

What is a friend? Someone who...

A : Accepts you as you are
B : Believes in you
C : Calls you just to say "Hi"
D : Doesn't give up on you
E : Envisions the whole world of you (even parts-in-progress!)
F : Forgives your mistakes
G : Gives unconditionally
H : Helps you
I : Inspires you to be the best you can be
J : Just happy to be with you
K : Keeps you close at heart
L : Loves you for what you are
M : Makes a difference in your life
N : Never judges
O : Offer support
P : Picks you up
Q : Quiets your fears
R : Raises your spirits
S : Says nice things about you
T : Tells you the truth when you need to hear
U : Understands you
V : Values you
W : Walks beside you
X : Explain things you don't understand
Y : Yells when you won't listen
Z : Zaps you back to reality

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Aku terlupa aku ada kawan... dah 8 taun tak jumpa...!!!

Member sepenuntutan ilmu di UPM taun 1994 - 1998.
Namanya Syarminee Sulaiman, orang Terengganu. Lama benor aku tak jumpa. Kengkawan2 lama buat gathering aku pun tak menghadirkan diri...
Tulah aku ingat nak paste gambor kengkawan aku
yang entah di manakah mereka bertebaran di atas muka bumi Tuhan yang ajaib ini.

"Cheh... aku ingat orang kuning Digi manalah tadi... gaya tak kalah"
Minee and her dad ...... anak bapak...

Mana ntah dia ni menempek menyendeng-nyendeng...
Kalau tak salah ilmu geografi aku... ni kat Niagara Falls ker, ... eh Victoria Falls ker...
ehem... ehem... nanti aku wat research...

Ni pun satu, dia pun dah tak ingat kat mana bila aku tanya...
aku agak-agaklah kat Airport nih... Bangkok kot...

Ni lagi haru, berjalan aja tahu.... bila aku tanya jawabnya tak tahu.
Tak dapat aku nak describekan di mana letaknya lokasi pengambaran ni...

At last skali aku dapat jumpa Si Minee ni Bulan Januari 2008,

kat Jusco Taman Maluri, Cheras... hmmm makan Prosperity Burger pukul 8.30 malam ari tuh, berapa haribulan yar? Awal2 bulan tak salah aku...