Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Cambridge : Agora at the Copper Kettle


Wooppss I forgot my password!
Ok not accepted. It's been too long since the last pause of my Cambridge entry. Kemalasan menulis blog. haha as if anyone cares. But I've had a promise made to me; live in England for a year and all visits are to be well documented. Memories orang kata.

Ok lemme continue from the restaurant where we had our lunch in Cambridge. I found bad comments about this restaurant but I noticed that was before many years and it's probably changed since then. Positif sungguh ok. Thanks to its location  at the centre of all and a nice view King's college chapel, yeah I just wanted to give it a try. Padahal sebab menu lamb shank =P

A Turkish restaurant, halal yang penting. You can refer http://www.zabihah.com/, your guide for halal eating.





The two lot shops restaurant  with dozen or so tables of two or four, but we still lined up (at the outside) for our table. Perhaps it was on weekend and about lunchtime. Luckily, it didn't take us long, because the person in front of us offered his table. Baik, ni mesti sebab Aariz comel hehe. Again, there wasn't a space for stroller so we left our stroller...kat manantah, dengan yakinnya orang tak curi =P



Our food came only after half an hour, lama juga .. We had lamb shank with rice, chips small portion and tea.
The lamb was perfectly cooked and juicy, with the right sauce boleh cicah dengan chips juga.  The rice as the side dishes (sikit! T_T) was tender, I thought it was steamed rice. Two thumbs up for this menu, costs 10pounds.




suka pula minum susu yang ni


Alhamdulillah..so that was our lunch besides our packed foods. Sempat tumpang berwuduk di sini.


 in front of the restaurant, behind is the King's college chapel


recharged enough, that he could fix a bicycle.



p/s been waiting for mr postman since morning, and when he came, he gave me a pink shoe in perfectly pink. I love pink! Barang2 eBay la apa lagi.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

yes i know i owe you two entries



Everybody is going to bed early tonight.

Because tomorrow is Bath day out!

hehe just a quick update,for the sake of updating
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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Cambridge : getting around the beautiful city


I browsed thru our recent photos in Cambridge, thought to choose the best photos that represent the enchanting city, but I couldn't eliminate one..semua cantik! So this entry (might) contains so many wonderful photos =)

The journey took approx 2 hours, departed from his university to Cambridgeshire. We were on a motorway (motorway for no toll gates, or expressway with toll gates), along the way was a scenic grassy field...hmm, either sheeps or cattles were spotted too. Arrived in Cambridge at 1030ish,


Lovely. That was my first impression of Cambridge. Plus the sunshine gave a promising day out (and photograph), guess what? We were greeted by swans...yes, extra white and healthier look, don't they?  Of course Aariz was excited for a biological family of birds. But I shall let him tell the rest =P




if you can zoom in on the boats, there're actually people live in there.

You know sometimes it's better just follow the signage (whenever it takes you) than a map? Yes we did that and ran short of time haha . But like I said, everything was wonderful in here so we just roaming freely. And it took us to a housing area, named the Portugal houses,



The Portugal houses are three storey house, I think most student stay here.  Yang bawah tangga iaitu ground floor.., yang tengah dan atas. Poor yang bawah tangga, they have only the windowsill, but they live in Cambridge anyway. You think this is cute enough? not until I show you their dormitory. Alamak I look fat because I forgot to tighten the belt.



So we moved on to the city centre. Yes this is Cambridge city centre..comel kan? The nature's color display was obvious..this is autumn leaves scene hehe. Notice Aariz? tengah menikmati chocolate bar, enjoying the scene I must say. And notice anyone else wearing pink than me? I've told you.

On my right was a cafe by a river,



And in front of me,



I can't stress how lovely Cambridge is.



At the T junction, we turned right to Trinity street and OMG, each step brought us enlightment .. at a moment I asked myself, isn't this really not a theme park? Everything in its place, even a tree makes a wonderful view.




Student of Cambridge aren't allowed to bring cars and commuting by cycle is practical since Cambridge is just a small city. They do have buses, I rarely see car.


at Trinity lane

University of Cambridge was formed in 1209, by scholars leaving Oxford after in house issue. That's why  the two have common features. They have a long history of rivalry of each other. Speaking of rivalry, in Cambridge, rivalries exist between Trinity (the richest) and St. John's. Trinity claimed, it's better to enter Oxford than become St John's (story told by our chauffeur).

Because I knew it was impossible to cover all colleges in a day trip, I purposely chose Trinity college because of its famous fountain;


at the Great Court


Trinity college been the college of choice of the royal family; King Edward, King George, Prince Charles hence the richest. Our very own Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Alhaj studied in Cambridge, but not sure which college.




behind is the clock tower

still at the Great Court

I initially wanted to visit the Wren library and their dining hall, but little did I know it's closed on Saturday! sedihnya...

Anyway, this is their dormitory..wow isn't it? Definitely no reason not to stay in hostel. Tapi nak masuk Cambridge ni, hehe..even the ladies, I think they all look like Hemione or Natalie Portman. Orang pandai2. Ok this is just a random assumption je =P




 Aariz main bunga, daddy tengah solat.

It is easier to find halal restaurant nowadays...google je. So I purposely chose Agora at the Copper Kettle because its location at the King Parade, even the menu pun dah siap2 pilih hehe.  Located infront of the King'scollege chapel.





Hmmm nyumm...till next entry =)


Monday, November 21, 2011

a day trip to Cambridge

Cambridge is a small city but fantastic. Some place reminds me a scene in Harry Potter. The weather  was approaching 10degrees but the sun shone bright and I couldn't forget the splashed of golden ray at the end of the trip.

Two hours journey from Birm didn't give much time for us to explore all colleges..not quite what I had planned. But it was a lovely day to remember. We took stroll to the city, wandered around colleges, had a yummy lunch at a restaurant and the highlight of the day was punting on the river cam. Each of them deserve an entry. 

 city of Cambridge


 Agora at the Copper Kettle where we had our lunch


 King college


 Trinity college


 punting on the river Cam




..and I was the one and only wearing pink in Cambridge on that day. I'm honoured =P
Till next entry.





Thursday, November 17, 2011

@ 15 months : Aariz and his praying mat




Alhamdulillah senang je suruh Aariz solat..ajak sekali atau hamparkan sejadah =) Rukuk, sujud,berdoa lepas solat, dan sebelum makan.
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Berwuduk sempurna cara Rasulullah

"Sesiapa yang berwuduk dengan sempurna maka keluarlah dosa dari tubuhnya sehingga dari bawah kukunya juga" H.R.Muslim



MashaAllah..semoga bermanfaat.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

BECAUSE PINK MAKES ME HAPPY

ARGGHH..


Remember I've mentioned about a Clarks shoe I bought from eBay recently? It'll never reach me. Ever. Royal Mail lost my parcel, too bad, two of them at a same time. I'm very disappointed and now, I'm waiting for reimbursement. You better make it right! Despite the hatred for its service, I keep on adding things in my watch list. Tak boleh tahan. You know eBay, they've (most of time) ridiculously cheap brand new item (if you're lucky).

  

I've longed for a long time, Timberland boots ever since I saw Thalia wore it in one of her music video. But I didn't win the bid =( I'll find again the same shoe.


I won this Clarks shoe =) Waiting for it by next week..I asked for recorded/registered mail this time. Hairan betul shipping boleh hilang kat UK ni. Poslaju Malaysia efficient kot.



Calvin Klein neckline belted dress.. fabulous but sleeveless..

I really want this shirt...another three days for it ends.

Confession, I miss doing EKC. I hate it when I'm not working. It means no income. A friend of mine said, enjoy your one year holiday and work again.



Friday, November 11, 2011

Drew Ryniewicz, how could she sang all of my favorite songs?


Drew, my favorite girl from X Factor USA did it very well, like better for every week. I obviously like her, I can't help not to share her clips on FB haha.. and, coincidently she sang my favorite songs so far.

Watch her clips..amazing tone.

Drew singing It must've been love- Roxette



Drew singing a pleasant song by Nelly. It's pink ya'll





Any female singer who could carry Coldplay's track is brilliant...She did it like hers btw.




Can't wait for next week =)
And oh yeah, Leroy Bell looks very young for his age.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

foods i like : bubur jagung

My neighbour, everything she cooks is delish as simple as bubur jagung. She came home and brought some on the other day. So yummy~ I don't bother to ask.

Sweetcorn - rebus, blend separuh. Mix with Gula merah and Coconut milk. Done.

There's a groceries shop sells almost all Asian brand. Kicap Adabi,roti canai boleh je..So senanglah kalau ada penyakit tiba2 teringin makan.

Till then, there's nothing like offering an appetizer (out of sudden) to your husband yg mungkin tengah tengok tv ni....hehe yes he is. Mungkin kepada ibu bapa juga =)



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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Eid Adha in Birm


MCIB (Malaysian community in Birm) indeed an active group and we were thankful for having them and performed takbir at our house the night of Eid Adha. During the very day, we celebrated it at St. Francis hall, a multiracial chaplaincy hall, normally use by muslim for friday prayer, by christian for sunday prayer or anyone for meditation purpose. Good one ain't it?

 khutbah

I'm proud with my son for being such a good boy doing his business without any attempt to make noise, during solat sunat raya. Instead, now he likes to imitate the position, sampai terhantuk2 masa sujud =). I've always doubted to bring him to mosque (during Ramadhan esp), takut buat bising atau tarik2 telekung..but now I can rest my worries.

As usual, everyone contributed food .. actually it has been assigned and I was given the simplest nasi himpit, I was like phew~. Seriously semua makanan sedap.. being me, of coz I like the lamb kuzi..memang terbaik.  Most of the people are families whom the father or mother are doing masters or phd, very few from undergrads. Rumour said, penghantaran dihadkan ke Birmingham. I don't know about that, even my husband wrote an appeal letter. Ramai sangat dah Malaysian kot.







That's all. I wore the shoe because I've only two right now. The other one is sport shoe kind of like. This was the best match =( I'm still waiting for my new bought shoe from eBay. It's a brand new Clarks at half price. I'm addicted to eBay!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

he always makes my dreams come true

This house has 2 small separate living rooms and we are planning to equip only one next to the kitchen with sofas,tv,the dining table..you know as a room for hibernating for coming winter. He painted the wall with magnolia/creamish color and looks much better than with the previous wallpaper,which I disliked it. I know I always can depend on him.

I woke up this morning with extreme dizziness, feel like on merry go round and vomited (not pregnant) What could be wrong? Hate it. Amidst the turmoil, he said, "abg dah beli dah semua tiket tu". Meaning, he had purchased birmingham-malaga-barcelona flight tickets. OMG! We have Alhambra in December, we are going to Andalucia and Barcelona =)

I'm dreaming of Alhambra since God knows when. I even wanted to name my son as Alhambra hoh. I'm beyond a merry go round happy! Thank you abg, you always makes my dreamS come true!

..bestnya bawa Aariz pegi Alhambra,inilah tempat idaman mummy..the planner is purposely hang supaya senang merancang travel.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Foods I like : resipi begedil

Suka begedil, tapi sayang sangat nak belanja 50sen untuk sekali ngap je..eheh..But Aariz likes it too, tak boleh berkira dengan anak kecil ye.

We have usrah on weekly basis, jadi masing2 bolehlah memperlawa diri jadi host. It's potluck dinner, everyone contributes food to be shared. I made begedil hihi. My first time, mind you. Haa buat banyak2 sampai tak larat makan =P



Got this doable recipe from my aunt.

Kentang dipotong dadu, goreng dan lenyek,
Daging cincang digoreng,
Daun bawang dicincang halus

Mix them right..pakai tangan pon bole =P And comes to part, bulat2kan adunan tadi as seen on picture barulah celup dalam telur, dan goreng lagi.

Done! Selamat mencuba.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Cambridge : Agora at the Copper Kettle


Wooppss I forgot my password!
Ok not accepted. It's been too long since the last pause of my Cambridge entry. Kemalasan menulis blog. haha as if anyone cares. But I've had a promise made to me; live in England for a year and all visits are to be well documented. Memories orang kata.

Ok lemme continue from the restaurant where we had our lunch in Cambridge. I found bad comments about this restaurant but I noticed that was before many years and it's probably changed since then. Positif sungguh ok. Thanks to its location  at the centre of all and a nice view King's college chapel, yeah I just wanted to give it a try. Padahal sebab menu lamb shank =P

A Turkish restaurant, halal yang penting. You can refer http://www.zabihah.com/, your guide for halal eating.





The two lot shops restaurant  with dozen or so tables of two or four, but we still lined up (at the outside) for our table. Perhaps it was on weekend and about lunchtime. Luckily, it didn't take us long, because the person in front of us offered his table. Baik, ni mesti sebab Aariz comel hehe. Again, there wasn't a space for stroller so we left our stroller...kat manantah, dengan yakinnya orang tak curi =P



Our food came only after half an hour, lama juga .. We had lamb shank with rice, chips small portion and tea.
The lamb was perfectly cooked and juicy, with the right sauce boleh cicah dengan chips juga.  The rice as the side dishes (sikit! T_T) was tender, I thought it was steamed rice. Two thumbs up for this menu, costs 10pounds.




suka pula minum susu yang ni


Alhamdulillah..so that was our lunch besides our packed foods. Sempat tumpang berwuduk di sini.


 in front of the restaurant, behind is the King's college chapel


recharged enough, that he could fix a bicycle.



p/s been waiting for mr postman since morning, and when he came, he gave me a pink shoe in perfectly pink. I love pink! Barang2 eBay la apa lagi.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

yes i know i owe you two entries



Everybody is going to bed early tonight.

Because tomorrow is Bath day out!

hehe just a quick update,for the sake of updating
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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Cambridge : getting around the beautiful city


I browsed thru our recent photos in Cambridge, thought to choose the best photos that represent the enchanting city, but I couldn't eliminate one..semua cantik! So this entry (might) contains so many wonderful photos =)

The journey took approx 2 hours, departed from his university to Cambridgeshire. We were on a motorway (motorway for no toll gates, or expressway with toll gates), along the way was a scenic grassy field...hmm, either sheeps or cattles were spotted too. Arrived in Cambridge at 1030ish,


Lovely. That was my first impression of Cambridge. Plus the sunshine gave a promising day out (and photograph), guess what? We were greeted by swans...yes, extra white and healthier look, don't they?  Of course Aariz was excited for a biological family of birds. But I shall let him tell the rest =P




if you can zoom in on the boats, there're actually people live in there.

You know sometimes it's better just follow the signage (whenever it takes you) than a map? Yes we did that and ran short of time haha . But like I said, everything was wonderful in here so we just roaming freely. And it took us to a housing area, named the Portugal houses,



The Portugal houses are three storey house, I think most student stay here.  Yang bawah tangga iaitu ground floor.., yang tengah dan atas. Poor yang bawah tangga, they have only the windowsill, but they live in Cambridge anyway. You think this is cute enough? not until I show you their dormitory. Alamak I look fat because I forgot to tighten the belt.



So we moved on to the city centre. Yes this is Cambridge city centre..comel kan? The nature's color display was obvious..this is autumn leaves scene hehe. Notice Aariz? tengah menikmati chocolate bar, enjoying the scene I must say. And notice anyone else wearing pink than me? I've told you.

On my right was a cafe by a river,



And in front of me,



I can't stress how lovely Cambridge is.



At the T junction, we turned right to Trinity street and OMG, each step brought us enlightment .. at a moment I asked myself, isn't this really not a theme park? Everything in its place, even a tree makes a wonderful view.




Student of Cambridge aren't allowed to bring cars and commuting by cycle is practical since Cambridge is just a small city. They do have buses, I rarely see car.


at Trinity lane

University of Cambridge was formed in 1209, by scholars leaving Oxford after in house issue. That's why  the two have common features. They have a long history of rivalry of each other. Speaking of rivalry, in Cambridge, rivalries exist between Trinity (the richest) and St. John's. Trinity claimed, it's better to enter Oxford than become St John's (story told by our chauffeur).

Because I knew it was impossible to cover all colleges in a day trip, I purposely chose Trinity college because of its famous fountain;


at the Great Court


Trinity college been the college of choice of the royal family; King Edward, King George, Prince Charles hence the richest. Our very own Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Alhaj studied in Cambridge, but not sure which college.




behind is the clock tower

still at the Great Court

I initially wanted to visit the Wren library and their dining hall, but little did I know it's closed on Saturday! sedihnya...

Anyway, this is their dormitory..wow isn't it? Definitely no reason not to stay in hostel. Tapi nak masuk Cambridge ni, hehe..even the ladies, I think they all look like Hemione or Natalie Portman. Orang pandai2. Ok this is just a random assumption je =P




 Aariz main bunga, daddy tengah solat.

It is easier to find halal restaurant nowadays...google je. So I purposely chose Agora at the Copper Kettle because its location at the King Parade, even the menu pun dah siap2 pilih hehe.  Located infront of the King'scollege chapel.





Hmmm nyumm...till next entry =)


Monday, November 21, 2011

a day trip to Cambridge

Cambridge is a small city but fantastic. Some place reminds me a scene in Harry Potter. The weather  was approaching 10degrees but the sun shone bright and I couldn't forget the splashed of golden ray at the end of the trip.

Two hours journey from Birm didn't give much time for us to explore all colleges..not quite what I had planned. But it was a lovely day to remember. We took stroll to the city, wandered around colleges, had a yummy lunch at a restaurant and the highlight of the day was punting on the river cam. Each of them deserve an entry. 

 city of Cambridge


 Agora at the Copper Kettle where we had our lunch


 King college


 Trinity college


 punting on the river Cam




..and I was the one and only wearing pink in Cambridge on that day. I'm honoured =P
Till next entry.





Thursday, November 17, 2011

@ 15 months : Aariz and his praying mat




Alhamdulillah senang je suruh Aariz solat..ajak sekali atau hamparkan sejadah =) Rukuk, sujud,berdoa lepas solat, dan sebelum makan.
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Berwuduk sempurna cara Rasulullah

"Sesiapa yang berwuduk dengan sempurna maka keluarlah dosa dari tubuhnya sehingga dari bawah kukunya juga" H.R.Muslim



MashaAllah..semoga bermanfaat.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

BECAUSE PINK MAKES ME HAPPY

ARGGHH..


Remember I've mentioned about a Clarks shoe I bought from eBay recently? It'll never reach me. Ever. Royal Mail lost my parcel, too bad, two of them at a same time. I'm very disappointed and now, I'm waiting for reimbursement. You better make it right! Despite the hatred for its service, I keep on adding things in my watch list. Tak boleh tahan. You know eBay, they've (most of time) ridiculously cheap brand new item (if you're lucky).

  

I've longed for a long time, Timberland boots ever since I saw Thalia wore it in one of her music video. But I didn't win the bid =( I'll find again the same shoe.


I won this Clarks shoe =) Waiting for it by next week..I asked for recorded/registered mail this time. Hairan betul shipping boleh hilang kat UK ni. Poslaju Malaysia efficient kot.



Calvin Klein neckline belted dress.. fabulous but sleeveless..

I really want this shirt...another three days for it ends.

Confession, I miss doing EKC. I hate it when I'm not working. It means no income. A friend of mine said, enjoy your one year holiday and work again.



Friday, November 11, 2011

Drew Ryniewicz, how could she sang all of my favorite songs?


Drew, my favorite girl from X Factor USA did it very well, like better for every week. I obviously like her, I can't help not to share her clips on FB haha.. and, coincidently she sang my favorite songs so far.

Watch her clips..amazing tone.

Drew singing It must've been love- Roxette



Drew singing a pleasant song by Nelly. It's pink ya'll





Any female singer who could carry Coldplay's track is brilliant...She did it like hers btw.




Can't wait for next week =)
And oh yeah, Leroy Bell looks very young for his age.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

foods i like : bubur jagung

My neighbour, everything she cooks is delish as simple as bubur jagung. She came home and brought some on the other day. So yummy~ I don't bother to ask.

Sweetcorn - rebus, blend separuh. Mix with Gula merah and Coconut milk. Done.

There's a groceries shop sells almost all Asian brand. Kicap Adabi,roti canai boleh je..So senanglah kalau ada penyakit tiba2 teringin makan.

Till then, there's nothing like offering an appetizer (out of sudden) to your husband yg mungkin tengah tengok tv ni....hehe yes he is. Mungkin kepada ibu bapa juga =)



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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Eid Adha in Birm


MCIB (Malaysian community in Birm) indeed an active group and we were thankful for having them and performed takbir at our house the night of Eid Adha. During the very day, we celebrated it at St. Francis hall, a multiracial chaplaincy hall, normally use by muslim for friday prayer, by christian for sunday prayer or anyone for meditation purpose. Good one ain't it?

 khutbah

I'm proud with my son for being such a good boy doing his business without any attempt to make noise, during solat sunat raya. Instead, now he likes to imitate the position, sampai terhantuk2 masa sujud =). I've always doubted to bring him to mosque (during Ramadhan esp), takut buat bising atau tarik2 telekung..but now I can rest my worries.

As usual, everyone contributed food .. actually it has been assigned and I was given the simplest nasi himpit, I was like phew~. Seriously semua makanan sedap.. being me, of coz I like the lamb kuzi..memang terbaik.  Most of the people are families whom the father or mother are doing masters or phd, very few from undergrads. Rumour said, penghantaran dihadkan ke Birmingham. I don't know about that, even my husband wrote an appeal letter. Ramai sangat dah Malaysian kot.







That's all. I wore the shoe because I've only two right now. The other one is sport shoe kind of like. This was the best match =( I'm still waiting for my new bought shoe from eBay. It's a brand new Clarks at half price. I'm addicted to eBay!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

he always makes my dreams come true

This house has 2 small separate living rooms and we are planning to equip only one next to the kitchen with sofas,tv,the dining table..you know as a room for hibernating for coming winter. He painted the wall with magnolia/creamish color and looks much better than with the previous wallpaper,which I disliked it. I know I always can depend on him.

I woke up this morning with extreme dizziness, feel like on merry go round and vomited (not pregnant) What could be wrong? Hate it. Amidst the turmoil, he said, "abg dah beli dah semua tiket tu". Meaning, he had purchased birmingham-malaga-barcelona flight tickets. OMG! We have Alhambra in December, we are going to Andalucia and Barcelona =)

I'm dreaming of Alhambra since God knows when. I even wanted to name my son as Alhambra hoh. I'm beyond a merry go round happy! Thank you abg, you always makes my dreamS come true!

..bestnya bawa Aariz pegi Alhambra,inilah tempat idaman mummy..the planner is purposely hang supaya senang merancang travel.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Foods I like : resipi begedil

Suka begedil, tapi sayang sangat nak belanja 50sen untuk sekali ngap je..eheh..But Aariz likes it too, tak boleh berkira dengan anak kecil ye.

We have usrah on weekly basis, jadi masing2 bolehlah memperlawa diri jadi host. It's potluck dinner, everyone contributes food to be shared. I made begedil hihi. My first time, mind you. Haa buat banyak2 sampai tak larat makan =P



Got this doable recipe from my aunt.

Kentang dipotong dadu, goreng dan lenyek,
Daging cincang digoreng,
Daun bawang dicincang halus

Mix them right..pakai tangan pon bole =P And comes to part, bulat2kan adunan tadi as seen on picture barulah celup dalam telur, dan goreng lagi.

Done! Selamat mencuba.