February 28, 2011

i can bake!

Assalamualaikum wbt.

Being pregnant and far from home has its magic when you are in desperate need of a certain food or taste (in my most recent case, i felt like having the scrumptious Red Velvet cake) and you tried a recipe and to your glee surprise, it tasted good (i wanted to type super actually lol)

I was on facebook and saw photos of red velvet cuppies uploaded by a friend in Dublin, Ireland. Her cuppies looked so yummeh and the colour was so lovely! I immediately left a comment requesting for her recipe :)

I received her recipe signed sealed and delivered :) prolly 7-10 days ago, i bought the ingredients (every and each) the next day! Ahaa, yes, thats how excited i was and dear Tahir was like "you wanna bake dear? are you sure or is this just another phase in pregnancy?""call it what you want, but yes sir, i am going to bake!"; and i got the chance to bake 'em only on the recent saturday. I cant bake 'em on a weekday, my schedule's full (well kinda).

So the recent saturday - we got an invitation to a friend's house, and i've learned that guests aka mommies always bring something to the host :D So i said to Tahir "abang, ima bake red velvet now. thought it would be nice if we could take 'em to Kak Anne's house, doncha think?" "but you only have less than 2hours dear, are you sho?"

So i started baking and i successfully made 25 Red Velvet cupcakes!! *clap* *clap* Brought it to Kak Anne's house and Alhamdulillah cake i laku macam gorang pisang panas :)) (talking bout goreng pisang panas... hmmm... sedapnyeh)

Unfortunately, i did have less than 2hours (that recent saturday), so i didnt get the chance to take photos of my red cakes :( But heres a glimpse of 'em - this was the last piece i had at home, and no, no frosting. LOL i made 25 cupcakes but my frosting was only enough for 22 cuppies *tutup muka*








p.s. When i was pregnant with Khalish, i loathed cooking let alone baking... hmm.. could this be a sign that this time - its a girl? heheh :)

February 25, 2011

Khalish at school


Assalamualaikum. It has been a while huh? Well, i am kinda busy *sigh*

Anyway, i thought of snapping photos of Khalish at school since his first day here but well.. *sigh*. And... this was around 230pm, just before his session ends - so no photos of his classroom :(

Maybe we'll sneak in another day huh *grin*











till next entry, xoxo


p.s. I believe you've heard or read about the quake that hits Christchurch? Well, fyi, i even felt it too here in Dunedin! Yup! (and its 300+km from where i am to Chch)

February 11, 2011

worry bout tomorrow tomorrow

Assalamualaikum wbt

First of all, Alhamdulillah! I told my supervisor slash course coordinator bout my pregnancy exactly a week after my last post. I went to her office on tuesday, she wasnt there; then i went again on wednesday, she was also not there *sigh* And that night i couldnt sleep, i cannot stop thinking bout our future conversation. And yep, i had a nightmare bout it too (that night)! People, with my hormonal imbalance, i can be the-worst-case-scenario, tell me bout it! Anyway, on the next day, the department had a tea party at 330pm and she didnt attend "where is she?". I mingled with a few people, mostly my seniors - DClinDent Endodontics 2nd and 3rd year. I asked one of 'em whether Lara is around and Eric replied "yep she is, i just bumped into her on my way here". After the small party, i received a text from Tahir saying that he's here - to pick me up. And i said to myself, i gotta do this now! I cant wait another day, i wont be able to sleep, i will go crazy and drive him crazy! "ok, gimme a sec, theres something i hafta do".

I knocked on her door, and there she was; she greeted me and showed me a chair "have a seat Yaya". Before i could begin, she started telling me stuffs on my first Endodontic project, how long should i take to complete it, and she showed me journals yadda yadda yadda; then she paused, "so i guess thats it. do you have anything to say dear?" So i began *drum roll*

"well Lara, theres something i need to tell you, although i dont know whether this news will be as pleasant to you as it is to me" "i'm pregnant and i'm due 10th of august". Lara smiled at me and said "well congratulations, isnt that lovely", and me being me, couldnt believe my ears, started crying! LOL Ahah, i was too relieved and was so nervous on hearing her reply, i cant help myself *tutup muka*. "its a good news dear, and why are you crying?" "well, for a start; i can see that i'm the only pregnant DClinDent student around and i havent start on anything. i dont even have any idea how ima do it, so it is a little bit too overwhelming. but i promise you that i will try my very best, i dont want you to think that just because i'm pregnant, i am incapable of doing stuffs as good or as quick as others, i will try my best" "aww, dont you worry. we've had pregnant students around, you are definitely not the first. and just so you know, i am right here if you need anything". So basically, that was it. I'm so relieved, i could hug everyone! LOL

Moving on, Khalish dah pegi skolah :) City Heights Montessori. He wasnt supposed to start schooling til this week, but he insisted. Last week, think it was on tuesday; we went to City Heights Montessori to submit his forms; then Gill (think she's the gurubesar) brought us on a tour around the school compound, showed us every classroom, the kitchen, the toilets, the playground and introduced us to every staffs. It was a lovely school :D *mommy suke*

And to make the story interesting, one of the classroom has a pet frog. It was a skinny green frog, and Khalish paling happy la masuk kelas ni - trus tanak balik! "mommy, kita nak school today, apela mommy ni". And that was his first day at school :) Till today, he loves school so much, waking him up and asking him to shower is one easy task *big smile*. Few days ago, he came home with his tshirt smeared with paint - watercolour or some sort, "mommy look (showing his tshirt), i colour" "yea? what did you colour?" "dinosaur. red, green and blue" "wow, can i see it?" "yes i know" LOL sian la anak mommy ni blum terer speaking kiwi lagi LOL

Well think thats all for now. I leave you with some photos of us here snapped by Tahir on the Sarjana Otago Family Day at ?? haha tak ingat la nama beach nye :p



Little Amzar and Hafiya


each family had to build a sand castle and may i add Khalish sangat tak membantu haha


after a go at the beach, boy was he hungry!



colouring contest - of course perempuan yang menang LOL