Thursday, 16 August 2012

27th Day Of Puasa

Reached home at 10.30pm today as we had buka puasa/iftar over at my FIL's house. All Zaini's siblings were there for the buka puasa and the menu for the day was Nasi Arab - with chicken and lamb. I just chipped in with some Big Apple donuts for desserts. ^^

Zaini's siblings who are married will not be spending the Raya morning at their father's house this year as they will be celebrating it over at their in-laws, so I guess it's cooking duties for me! Need to put some rendang at the very least on FIL's table. heeee...

So it'll be Nasi Impit, Kuah Kacang & Chicken Rendang (I always cook beef rendang but FIL can't take beef nowadays) for Raya. We'll stop by FIL's house the Raya morning then head off to my hometown afterwards. That's always been the practice all these years anyway. We'll celebrate over at Zaini's side first then we'll go back and celebrate with my clan. There's no need for argument whose turn it is to go home to, every Raya.

I hope I can slot in a Raya morning run though, like I managed to do last year. 

Anyhoo, look what I found at the supermarket!
Made me think of a certain someone! Maybe I should try and be different and cook this instead for Raya! 

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  1. I am sure your FIL sayang you a lot for being so considerate!! How many hours will it take you all to reach your hometown? Drink red bull half dozen ok.

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    1. this gadis is not driving, so no need to drink red bull lah.. she drinks kacip fatimah cukup lah, ahem ahem~~ :D

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    2. ahem ahem...woi you teach her drink kacip fatimah later the car wont reach destination till Raya kedua la

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    3. I lazy drink kacip fatimah. I do Kegel exercise instead. Firm! AHem ahem... xD

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    4. kegel excercise...??
      I read it somewhere.. it train you until your adik could suck the banana..
      tak payah gerak also it can reach..
      is it?

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    5. SP, kegel exercise is practiced in yoga. So you fui fui must be very good in sucking banana :p

      Beware too tight already, later cannot keluar; need to get help from doc - terus masuk news headline.

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    6. Fui fui got do clench and unclench technique or not, while banana is inserted? Do that for better effect. kekeke

      Imagine SP come out news, the adik cannot come out! Satu Malaya tahu wor!!!!

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  2. Oh I should cook that Cape Malay Curry too! So easy and must be fragrant la. I am a close friend of Chef Agnes Chang and she used to give me all the ready mix packets of food she endorsed, knowing how malas my wife and I are..... She told me just Tambah some fresh leaves or sauce just to make them tastier. Nobody will guess it was from packets. Ssshh!

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    1. Ha! I must learn more instant cooking secrets from you lah! ^^

      BTW, my hometown is relatively near. In Raub. Just 2 hours+ from KL if no jam at Karak Highway. :)

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    2. i always think a really good chef can even cook wonders out of those readily packed sachets!!

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    3. using paste is much easier . Just add some fresh curry leaves and lemongrass. No need tio tumbuk so much

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    4. Yalor... this paste can really be a godsend for time-pressed people who still wants to cook. :)

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  3. CAPE MALAY CURRY!

    If I may borrow a Lina expression: Whoot whoot whoot!!!

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    1. I wanted to ask, why is it called "Cape" + "Malay" curry?

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    2. Cape Malay is a Malay community if South Africa. Cape Malay curry is their style of curry lor...

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    3. Yvonne, there's a long history between South Africa and Malaysia thanks to the spice trade of the Dutch East India Company. As Lina said, there's a big Malay community in Cape Town - they've played a vital role in the unique culture of the Cape - so I grew up with yummy spicy oishiiiiii Malay food!

      Cape Malay curry is sweet, fruity and deliciously spicy without being hot (GIVE ME WATER!) spicy.

      You can read more about the Cape Malay community here. ^^

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  4. You know what you've done? You've made me homesick! Awww, man, Cape Town, Cape Malay food, the spices of the Bo-Kaap ...

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  5. If I had to celebrate Raya, I'd do it with bobotie.

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  6. Since I've now taken over this entire thread with references to South African-Malay food, I thought you'd find this interesting.

    The best Cape Malay restaurant in Cape Town IMO is Biesmallah. That link will show you their menu.

    I WANT TO GO HOME! NOW! Gaaa ...

    PS: If I say "home", I mean my original home. Japan is home now, but I mean home home.

    PPS: Sometimes it's confusing to be a nomad. :D

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    1. Raya/Eid is the time when we are supposed to be homesick. You should hear all the sad songs about people pining to go back to their hometown being played now. ^^

      That restaurant - the menu would not be out of place at our Mamak here! ;p

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  7. Anyway. Enjoy the weekend ahead, and hope you can fit in that run. Will you do it in your new red shoes? :p

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    1. Running in that new red shoes? If I want to be off work for a couple of weeks (or months) recuperating from a broken leg, I think I would! LOL

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    2. You mean ... you're not going to wear it when we go walkabout in the shitamachi? :p

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    3. I can make an exemption just for you but I have to warn you... I'll probably walk pigeon-toed just like those Japanese girls!

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  8. yes you know it always sure will be a big argument where to spend the raya day huh?
    like me also..
    but i make a pact with my wife..
    eve go back to ipoh and 2nd day must go back to my MIL... I always did not meet my sister for CNY..
    she comes back to ipoh on the 2nd..

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    1. SP, in a year you have almost spent 80% of the days in KL, CNY, you should spend more days with your own siblings and parents ma! Why go back so fast to KL on 2nd day?

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    2. well it's the chinese tradition and also the practice lah, ladies must stay with the husband's family for the eve and the 1st day, only going back to the wife's house on 2nd day..

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    3. at least no need to gaduh during CNY la. Fair lor. Go back male side two days and girls side two days.

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    4. Nowadays modern already la, SK. Last time once married, the wife follows the husband and rarely comes home visiting her own parents. Hence, it's a tradition that they made it to go back to the wife's house on CNY 2nd day.

      I always go back to my parents house all year long, sometimes on the 1st day of CNY I also go back to their house. I stay next door to my in-laws.

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    5. aiyo .. don't want to change ..
      later gaduh le ..
      my wife also miss her mum and want to celebrate CNY.. so as a result I have a small gathering during the 8th .. to pai tin kung..so all

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    6. Gaduh already no ahem ahem, SP, need to take vege one month! LOL!

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    7. SP really scared no get ahem ahem during CNY if change schedule! LOL

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  9. big apple donuts....
    long time I did not eat it...
    last time when it was launch it was really crazy..
    everyone queue up to buy it..

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    1. very true, i still remember the 1st one waas JCo donuts.. but then no people queue up for donuts but all those taiwanese desserts and milk tea~~ gosh, give me a break!! @_@"

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    2. Yalah, everytime got new outlet open up, then you will see massive queues. Food ke, clothes ke, malls ke... Malaysian sure are crazy about trying new stuff, eh? ;p

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  10. lina, I also will slot in my exercise routine during CNY too. Because during CNY, I could eat more, so I must continue to exercise.

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    1. i will also try to slot in my gym session during CNY.. but definitely 3rd day onwards lah, so weird to go gym on 1st day of CNY, haha.. normally laze around home for the 1st two days..

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  11. lina, meaning, you need to wake up very early for your run, and cooking for your FIL on Raya 1st day morning? You are so rajin.

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    1. Wake up early? What wakeup early? I normally don't sleep on raya's eve =D

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    2. lina, I salute you la! You are really wonderful.

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    3. cannot.. must have enough beauty sleep, else complexion like ashes in your firewood stove!! hahahaha~~

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    4. You don't sleep on raya's eve? Wah, this gadis more rock than any other clubbers! Can stay up all night and straight away celebrate Raya 1st day~ fuyoh!

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    5. Where got time to sleep?

      Malam I busy cooking and usually finish around 3-4am. If I sleep, later 8am also cannot wake up!

      Last year, after finished cooking - I went out and did a 12K run. Finished just in time for the azan subuh & takbir raya to start, showered and get everything ready. I sleep in the car after that lah. One day a year only mah! ^^

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    6. lina, you really hebat. You deserve all the love from your family. You have gain more pahala on the Raya eve.

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  12. I remember this song that I like, "Hari Raya, Hari yang mulia, penuh bererti kepada kita, tua muda miskin dan kaya menyambutnya dengan gembira.
    Berhati-hati di jalanraya, semoga anda selamat tiba, kunjungi teman sanak saudara,
    bersama gembira di hari raya. Salah dan silap kiranya ada, bermaafanlah sesama kita,
    ucapan selamat hari raya, dari aku untuk semua."

    Have you heard this Raya song before in 90an.

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    1. only two songs i remember..

      "selamat hari raya, kepada saudara serta saudari, setahun hanya sekali~~~"

      "balik kampung, oh oh oh, balik kampung, oh oh oh, tanam jagung~~"

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    2. SK, "balik kampung, oh oh oh, balik kampung, oh oh oh, tanam jagung~~", you sure balik kampung tanam jagung ka? Piak your head la!

      It's "balik kampung, hati girang".

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    3. LOL at SK's tanam jagung!

      You all sure pandai sing lagu Raya. Even better than my Son! wakaka

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  13. HUH?? you cooking for your FIL on the raya morning?? hahahaha.. then maybe it's better to use that thing you found in supermarket lah~~

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    1. oh, so nobody is spending the raya with your FIL?? so different from chinese tradition and practices lah..

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    2. for the chinese, ladies must stay with the husband's family for the eve and the 1st day of CNY, only going back to the wife's house on 2nd day..

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    3. Take turns mah. Last year they all was here with FIL. This year, they go back to their in-laws lah... Adil & empat segi. (Fair & square) LOL

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  14. really good DIL la you :) . Cooking and all that.

    Looks like Raya you will be super busy.

    Selamat Hari Raya and maaf ye if ada tersalah kata kat sini :p

    Tmw hv post or not?

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    1. I also want to wish Lina, Selamat Hari Raya; maaf zahir dan batin.

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    2. Tenkiu tenkiu.

      And you guys enjoy the long weekend ya. Don't forget to spam each other if you have time! hehehe

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    3. Meow,
      Pagi Raya also should have a post. Have to show family Raya photo! :)

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