Tuesday, July 20, 2010

what you can do with your family on boring day

Seeing family is really a precious moment, some more if they are loud and a bit crazy. A lot to catch up. But even that, if the time is so long, you might get bored in a way. To avoid that and maybe other crisis rising up, here what my family normally do. And mind you, we are really BIG and LOUD family, so if we don't have fun, we end up fighting or comparing each other's kid. That's why we cracking up with ideas..

1. Sing Karaoke and make a bit of a competition, I don't talk about normal competition, you have to act like you in American Idol or something, complete with bunch of judges that will comment.
Ms Pixie with Dangdut Song

2. Play water war, when people are talking, secretly splash them with water. Make it as crazy as you can, smear their face with charcoal or throw eggs on them. But...be ready to be attacked back!
Ms Pixie with a disguise

3. Make a long line of finding frizzy or unruly hair or maybe grey hair!
Nobody Escapes!

4. Cooking Together, Chatting Together, Chatting, Gossiping, Reminisce about the Good all days...
I miss all these talking and cooking together

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Quiche Ratatuille ermmmm yummy

Quiche Ratatuille and Chocolate Brioche

Buy one Quiche Ratatuille and Chocolate Brioche, make a cup of coffee, scoop it into your mouth for breakfast, chomp chomp chomp, heaven....

Ratatouille Quiche

9 inch unbaked pie shell
1 egg white, slightly beaten

1/4 cup of salad oil
1/2 cup of chopped green pepper
1/2 cup of chopped onion
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 small zucchini (1/4lb) scrubbed and cut crosswise into 1/4 inch thick slices
1 small eggplant(1/4 lb) cut into 1/4 inch slices, then into quarters
3/4 teaspoon of salt
a dash of pepper
1 ripe tomato, peeled and cut into 8 wedges
1 1/2 cups of natural Swiss cheese, grated (6 ounces)
4 eggs
3/4 cup of half and half or light cream
1/8 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
1 tablespoon of chopped parsley

Brush the inside of pie shell with egg white, refrigerate. Make filling: In hot oil in large skillet, sauté the green pepper, chopped onion, garlic, the zucchini and eggplant, stirring frequently until tender about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon of salt and pepper. Place tomato wedges on top, simmer, covered, over low heat, for 5 minutes. Set aside. Preheat oven to 375ºF. Sprinkle cheese over bottom of pie shell. In a medium bowl, with wire whisk or rotary beater, beat eggs with half and half, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, nutmeg and pepper just until combined, but not frothy. Drain ratatouille, arrange attractively over grated cheese in bottom of prepared pie shell. Pour egg mixture over the vegetables. Bake, placed on lower rack in oven, 35 minutes or until custard is puffy and set in center. Cool on wire rack for 10 minutes before serving. Serve warm, sprinkled with 1 tablespoon of chopped parsley. Makes 8 servings

Friday, July 16, 2010


she is really a sweetheart

My cat, SPOT, picture above, have been missing for a week now. normally she come back after playing everyday but last Monday she did't return home at all. hmmm of all the questions that i have to answer from my daughter after this....
Anyway, anyone that live near Subang Jaya, if u come across this cat please let me know ok.

My Daughter Is My Best Friend, Really!

damia and dhia

When i have her, I am still in university (read my first entry 5 years back here) and only 22 years old, I remember juggling studies and taking care of her. It was hard but it taught me to be strong. Daytime, i went to class and she, to babysitter, night I play with her until she sleep then i continued my study. Its tiring, but it makes me appreciate my life and my relationship with her. There was also time when I  make a fuss about her but it just my hormones talking, I love her to the deepest.
After I finished my study, I am between job, we don't have money. sometimes i have to leave her with my mom when I get a new job that required my full time and concentration. It hurt me so much, but its for the better, for both of us. I cried in my heart countless time, for the lack of time that I spent with her. But being a mom is not as easy as being a single girl. Every step that we take come with great consequences not only to us but to our kids. People judgement is always on us, of course they are few that wants to understand and help, but how far people can see the weight of the world on you.
Now, I am an Engineer, a career woman. I can get her education and good life. Yes I am a single parent but my love for her and her sister is enough for both of them. But one thing for sure, she walk the same path that i walk, be it a hard, bumpy and terrible or easy and smooth one. For that she know me well, for that she is the best young 5 years old girl ever and for that she is my BEST FRIEND.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Tips to have nice BBQ Chicken

1st important thing is marinating. Be creative, don't limit yourself with the recipe. My favorite marinate ingredients are:

1. Olive Oil
2. Vinegar
3. Lemon. Lots of lemon juice
4. Black Pepper
5. Salt
6. Rosemary
7. Lea & Perrin's seasoning

mix everything with chicken

then...how u control the fire. keep on turning the chicken. it is roasted not burnt!

wallah!!!! the result

Sunday, July 04, 2010

:: momma knows best ::

Momma still pretty at her 50

Been wanting to publish this post for so long but time is my worst enemy so here for you momma on your b'day.

1. Momma is fierce, if we off limit,
- she caned us
- she chillied our mouth (for swearing)
- she rubbed the coconut shells on our mouth (for swearing again)
but then when we grow up we know not to cross the line.

2. Momma likes to dress up, and make sure we all girls do the same, she said a wife must look attractive on husband eyes.

3. Momma let us be ourselves. When we make choice even if it is a mistakes, she let us because she said human learned best from their own mistakes. It is called experience.

4. Momma knows us well. If someone talk bad about us, she listens but never take it seriously because she knows us well and will trust our judgement.

Love you, momma.