Sunday, 20 April 2008

Mommies´s Gathering

On Thursday was a day of relaxation for me, a fine day for us (mommies). We planned to meet and have makan session that day at my house. It was nobody´s birthday or any celebration..saja saja to get together since we haven´t meet for a while. But it was snowing suddenly on Thursday morning, it was bitterly cold and wet. I got the shock when I saw thick snow on the bathroom window that early morning, snow again? Fed up!. A newly mom, Annastasia couldn´t make it pushing her little baby in the pram cause it was raining and cold so we decided to change the venue in the last minute...we went makan at her apartment instead. Normally we do pot-luck style, everyone bring food from home but this time I volunteered to bring most of the dishes, they were lucky because I was in the mood to cook hehe...the other moms just brought their homemade sambal and chillies and some titbits. After dropping Kenneth in the kindergarden I rushed home to prepare a few dishes, just some fast one, I had to catch time, we only had a few hours to spend, I didn´t have so much time thinking and prepare proper dishes...so simple ja lah...we met at 10.00 morning while our bigger children are in school or kindergarden. We had our BRUNCH more to say..For 2 to 3 hours we had mommies happy hours without our bigger children bugging...bah we shared some good asian food while chatting (or gossiping? haha..) and laughing. Most of my crime partners in town are Indonesian mommies...I am always the only Malaysian, so the conversation mostly in Indonesian language..sometimes I do feeling quite tired trying to follow their conversation and only contribute occasionally myself, I was busy with the food, after knowing them for a few years kadang saya pun ter-ikut ikut sudah ber-slang Indon ni. I think I am the only lost Malaysian in town since Lilian moved back to Miri (sob..sob), for good last year (What a shame ah Lilian). I am thankful to you for the friendship that we have made in this town, life was enjoyable especially when we made our own makan session kan? Ingat lagi kau? We used to make gathering with loaddds of food, we prepared food for the whole village padahal yg datang only a few people hehe..and we ate like pigs of course hehe...Those were the days..I miss those days lah. Well, we had a good time on Thursday, but I hate it when I momentarily lost all the control and pig out like a death row inmate on his last meal, I ate so much again, but one just couldn´t resist when seeing good food with good company. Guilty? I had to pay 45 minutes work out in the evening for what I have been eaten that day. Felt so good after that, Yep!. Now looking for the next makan session hehe. Konon mau kurus ceh!.

12 comments:

  1. Luthie, ko masak semua tu? Punya rajin! Kan best kalu kita neighbours... hari2 makan... hahaha

    I also love to cook, provided bahan2 dia cukup. Lapar sia nampak gambar makanan, berliur suda ni. Apa gia tu dalam foil tu, ikan masin ka? Now, I cannot wait for dinner and it's only 5pm!!

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  2. Ann, thanks for the TAG, alamak!, Nessa, Comey-Lotey and Hilda, please forgive me, I haven´t COLLECT that TAGs that you gave to me, I have been a slacky lately!. Entah bila lah terbuat semua tu. Be patient with me ah..getting old bah LOL.

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  3. Nessa, thanks for cubuking here hehe...I cook d dishes except for the Salty Fish (in the foil) and d Keropok. Indonesian mommies suka makan keropok with rice which is new to me (kita Malaysian tida kan?). Simple saja baitu Nessa haha (malu sia tapi mau tayang juga). If I had enought time I could cook more like curry chicken, rendang or satay but tida cukup masa, next time lagi lah. I like cooking too especially kalau ada orang suka makan hehe..I am just learning. Cooking is fun right. Wish we´re neighbour lagilah saya tida ter-diet LOL.

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  4. Ya, kita inda makan kropok sama nasi. Except if you go to an Indian restaurant la, dia bagi itu Pappadams, sedap juga rasa dia :)

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  5. Ya Nessa, talk about Pappadams, baru sia ingat, if we go to Indian Restaurant boleh makan nasi with banana leaf with Pappadams kan hehe..but they do have Pappadams also here di kedai Asian tapi sedap lagi makan yg sudah tersedia di restaurant hehe...

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  6. Alamak Luthie! Punyalah sedap tu makanan semua. The sambal, ikan masin, fried chicken, fried noodles...wuaaahhh! Yabah Luthie, pindah kamu sebelah sini, saya kawan-kawan kau....haha!

    I almost call you on the phone yesterday afternoon bah Luth. Nasib something distracted me so sia terlupa...hihi! Kalau inda naah habislah kawan terganggu...hihi!

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  7. Hi Hilda,
    Call me anytime whenever you have time ok!. I am always at home, klu ada kekawang pun tiapa bah, its ok!. Tapi kami makan di rumah kawan baitu hehe...bah klu kita jiran2 how seronok kan, ndaklah kita ter-dayot! LOL. Glad you ter-liur seeing the food Hilda LOL...take care!.

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  8. Hi Comey-Lote,

    Pakabar? Hows life over there? I will be hopping to your place soon, sorry lama tida visit. Very busyyyy lately!. Mau buat kawan pun susah.

    Take care.

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  9. Hahaha, yabah Luthie, seronok eh kalau kita berjiran. Memang monsuduh saja kerja kita. Can you imagine apa macamlah kita bila balik kg, sama-sama kembang semangkuk....haha! But yah, your fried chicken pun santik, apa gia resepi kau tu? Cuba daan share. Thanks!

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  10. Hi Hilda,
    I don´t have the recipe for the chicken wings hehehe sorry about that because when I bought them they´re were already marinated and it was frozen. I always stock a few packets in my freezer (untuk hari malas!) hehe..the boys love chicken wings.

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