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Thursday, November 24, 2011

427. Sambal Udang Kering Campur Telor

I made this yesterday evening as a side dish for dinner the first time after a long time. Aya forgot and said why it was that I never made it before. I said I did. She didn't remember.

Today before lunch she asked if I can make the same side dish one more time. I asked, ' do you like it?' She said,' yes of course'. Ha ha.. and I did.

Mak isah don't know if any of you are allergic to prawns or dry prawns. I hope not too many though. Noormy is allergic to fresh prawns nowadays. But with dried prawns she's okay.

I bought these dry prawns during my last short visit in KK for RM35 per kilo. Do you think it is cheap? But in Miri it costs more than that.

You can make this dish hot or not hot. I made it real hot by adding 10 - 12 chilli padi beside adding a tablespoon of blended dried chillies.

1. Wash a handful of dried prawns and drip dry in a sieve.

2. Heat some cooking oil in a frying pan.

3. Throw in grounded 2 small red onions & 3 garlic plus a tablespoon of blended dried chillies.

4. Stir well. Add in 1 egg and continue stirring.

5. Add in grounded 12 chilli padi with the lightly grounded dried prawns as well.

6. Stir and add salt to taste.

7. Serve as a side dish with hot rice.


This can also be eaten with white bread or use as a filling for puffs.


Saturday, November 19, 2011

426. A Small Radio

This morning Mak isah woke up early. I was trying to go out by 8am, to drive Aya's car to the car wash station beside 'Warung Puteri'.

When hubby came home from night duty, he said he wanted to go with me. I said okay. We had breakfast at Warung Puteri restaurant and waited while Aya's car to be washed.

On our way out, hubby suddenly asked if we can drive around town to look for a small radio for him. He wanted to play radio as well as music while he work as a driver during the day. He wants to listen to some music so he wouldn't be so lonely while driving his lorry.

Oh by the way if you are wondering why he 'came home from night duty' and 'as a driver during the day', it's because he have 2 jobs. At night he is a 'Night Supervisor' at a Petrol Shell Station and during the day he is a lorry driver sending fresh 'Hj Mos' chicken to the rural areas like Bakong, Niah & Borneo Tropical Rainforest Resort Miri. I don't know where he has the energy but that's what he does. And Mak isah can see he likes what he is doing.

Back to the radio, he doesn't like having earphones plug into his ears when listening to radio and he wants me to get Cliff Richards and Elvis Presley old time favorites for him to listen to.

So, I thought a small radio with an antennae will do just fine. As for his Cliff Richards and Elvis Presley songs, I definitely need to download the songs from my laptop for him. For that I need a radio which has a 'USB' plug?

After an hour and a half scouring some hp shops (it's where you can get small radios you know) he finally agreed to buy this one (in this picture).

There are so many shapes and colors, a long one, round like a ball, like a triangle and comes in red, black, pink, yellow or purple.

This radio is white in color, square shaped, about 4 inches square and 5 inches tall. Cute and small kan? Oh when this picture was taken, it is charging, you can see the radio wire going to my laptop USB.

We have tried to look and play some radio stations earlier while in the car and with the antennae, the receptions are good.

Here in this last picture you can see the USB Host hole, where he can plug in his pen drive full of his Cliff Richards and Elvis Presley songs for him to listen later on.

On the way back I asked him if he is satisfied with his small radio. He said yes. I am glad :)

Happy weekend everyone!


Thursday, November 17, 2011

425. Short Stay In KK

This is a late post. But Mak isah wish to share the pictures :)
The short stay was 1Nov - 3rd Nov this month.

Alif excited at the same time a little scared hearing the sounds of the plane we were in.

A few minutes later he was asleep.

Wisma Merdeka shopping complex right next to the hotel we were staying.

Staying in a 'Family Suite' room.

I don't know why Noormy & Aya like this food.

Having 'Bakso' in the evening.

We walked as well and sometimes took a taxi.
A Robot shop, some for show and some for sale.

Hi from Mak isah :D

Breakfast at the hotel, had to wake up early.

Alif doesn't eat early in the morning.

Initially, going with 3 bags but coming home with 5 .

Waiting to board the plane.

Alif saying bye to the plane when landed back in Miri.

Mak isah did not spend much other than eating but the girls spent their money on clothes. Aya bought 5 jackets with hoods, Noormy & Zu bought t shirts & pants. I asked why buy them in KK? They said what they bought there they can't find in Miri. So no chance of bumping onto someone using the same clothes that they have.

Isshh..masuk akal tak?

Thanks for sharing these pictures with me :D


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

424. Greetings!


Mak isah sure all of you are looking forward to the weekend :) Yes, especially for those of you who are working ya? But, for Mak isah..it is a weekend each day he he...

For example like today, it's a weekday but I went out the whole afternoon, not a worry to have to sit in the office, be in a meeting or be at a counter to serve customers like I used to in the old days...A'aahhh what a bliss!

Going out today.., it was nothing much. It was only having an afternoon tea at Noormy's favorite hangout called 'Warung Puteri'. I think I talked about this shop here in my previous post.

As in that post, I also sent my car to be washed while sitting in the shop.

Myself, Noormy, Zu and Alif my grandson went there to eat these...

These were chopped hot fried chicken wings & fried 'Cucur Sayur', Noormy, Zu & Alif's favorites.

And these are my favorites, fried sliced tauhu & fried 'Cucur Keladi' (Yam)

They taste delicious dipped into these chilli sauce mixed with blended groundnuts

To avoid having no table to sit and not enough of the items we wanted we made sure we were at the shop between 3 to 4pm because by 3pm all the food were just fried and we can choose whatever we want to eat. After 4pm there will be a lot of office people going there to have their drinks before going back home.

In other words if you go there after 4pm or late you will be waiting to queue up with the others to get serve OR most of the items fried have finished.

Almost every afternoons the shop are packed with people.

We were home at 630pm.


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

423. Off Days

I hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend!

I am flying to KK later in the morning and will be staying at Best Western Kota kinabalu Hotel for a couple of days.

I like staying at this hotel. Situated at Jalan Pantai, it is convenient as it is just next door to the shops, pharmacy as well as the shopping complex. And the hotel staff are friendly, very helpful and these made me feel at home there.

Have any of you stayed there? Try it :) And the hotel rooms are affordable for people like Mak isah :D

I am not going alone, the 3 girls and myself ( ladies) and Alif (my grandson) have booked ourselves a family suite.

So, again, the men (hubby, my son and SIL (son in law) have to stay home in Miri and looked after our house.

The Ladies' off days LOL..

See you again next week!