Monday, January 25, 2010

The Clogged Artery, Majestic KLIA Mosque

On Sunday we visited our uncle who's recuperating after a surgery. He is not yet forty and got the early warning after a stress test. One thing led to another and the next thing he knew ,he was lying on an operating table for an angioplastic surgery. The scary picture below is his right heart before the insertion and after.

(left) the arrow showing the part where the artery is clogged
(right) the artery repaired by inserting "a spring"
(click on the image for a bigger pic)

The Majestic KLIA Mosque






Thursday, January 21, 2010

People Come, People Go

Welcome To UiTM!
Hope your stay will be worthwhile ...

Taking the oath




All the smiling faces....enjoy your study!!

Good Luck to all !!~!

....and someone is leaving us...

Farewell PM Aminuddin

your kind heart will be forever remembered

pondering the best of times

will miss your advice and morning greetings

that has touched many hearts and souls

just a small token from us
to hang on your wall
from your "adik-adik" at FSKM
thank you from the bottom of our hearts
may ALlah bless you always

Hotel UiTM
21 January 2010

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Tipping Point by Malcom Gladwell

This is one extraordinary novel that will keep you awake throughout the night thinking of what he has said in the book. A lot of ordinary things have been explained in different perspectives that would surprise you in many ways.
The tipping point, Gladwell explained, is the biography of an idea, and the idea is very simple. It is that the best way to understand the emergence of fashion trends, the ebb and flow of crime waves, or, for that matter, the transformation of unknown books into bestsellers, or the rise of teenage smoking, or the phenomena of word of mouth, or any number of the other mysterious changes that mark everyday life is to think them as epidemics. Ideas and products and messages and behaviours spread just like viruses do.

1. The Law of the Few : Connectors, Mavens, and Salesmen
He talked about how a few people around are connectors (the ones who know everybody in the community), mavens (who loves new gadgets and very particular about things around us) and Salesmen ( who can make you believe in something and put your money out to get it)

2. The Stickiness Factor; Sesame Street, Blue’s Clues
This factor will make you remember things and stick to your head for a long period of time. It gives an impact and make learning more meaningful.
3. The Power of Context : Bernie Goetz
How the environment will shape someone. He said it is better to live in a broken home within a good community rather than living in a good home within a broken neighbourhood. Bernie Goetz was a living proof of this phenomena.
4. The Power of Context : The Magic Number 150
Research shows that 150 is the ideal number for a community or an organization to function well. When the number grows larger it will be out of context and won’t function as expected.
It is so fascinating and you will be amazed on how the author can walk you through the streets of New York, the dirty subway on the chilling night of that merciless shooting and all the way to the Islands of Micronesia , reading the suicide notes from a young teenager.
I wish I could go back to page no.1 and start all over again.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

How to make succulent ikan keli jelly soup for your cats!

Are sure you want to do this ? Remember...this is for your CATS! OK not for your self. But if you like ikan keli(catfish) so much why not ? Since the cat food is so expensive nowadays, I made it myself for my cats. I just don't want them to feed on the kitchen garbage or the leftovers. I think this is more proper...if you love your cats. I usually feed them the biscuits but that also going up so have to save as well on that . This ikan keli jelly soup is much more cheaper than any catfood that you can find in the store.

The ingredients : 1kg of ikan keli (RM7.00), 1 can of sardine (RM4.60), 1 cup of corn flour (RM0.40) and 6 liters of water.

Steps :
  1. Cut the catfish into pieces (about an inch long). Don't wash the fish; put everything into a medium size pot.
  2. Fill the pot with 6 liters of water(or 3  of that big fruit juice bottles) .
  3. Put the fish into the pot and bring to boil.
  4. liquidate a cup of corn flour.
  5. put the liquidated corn flour into the boiling soup and stir until you see the soup thickens a bit.
  6. turn off the heat and leave it for a few hours or until it is cool off.
  7. Open up a can of sardine and poke the sardines into pieces.
  8. pour the whole can into the jelly soup and mix them up well.
  9. fill up that plastic container with the jelly soup.
  10. put  them away in the fridge to let the jelly settles for about an hour or so. 
The ingredient will fill up 10 plastic containers. Each container can feed about 3-4 adult cats for 1 meal/day. If you have 1-2 cats , find smaller containers to store your jelly soup.

This will last 10 days at about  RM1.20 per day for my 3 cats and a few free loaders.

the cats love it very much .....

store them away in your fridge before you feed your cats. But if you want to give to them right away, make sure it is not hot.

This is Ruffy. Lazy and getting fat.

This one is  Friday. She's been naughty lately and got herself pregnant. Expecting  Frodo, Freida and Fraudy

and this is Sarafeena. so adorable

....and they all love my ikan keli jelly soup.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Beautiful Silver Hair Monkeys at Bukit Malawati

Bukit Malawati is located in Kuala Selangor about 45 minutes drive from Shah Alam. We had an opportunity to drive up there for a breath-taking view of Kuala Selangor. We were welcomed by a group of silver hair monkeys. They were aggresive but not dangerous at all (I think!).




Friday, January 8, 2010

Maaf dari Sorga

I usually grab an English novel without a second thought. I drool for the story like someone is thinking a chicken rice for lunch. It would get me pinned down to a sofa for two or three days. Well that’s when I got nothing to do during my college days. But nowadays it is painful just thinking of that because I can no longer afford to do it. Life just could not be like that anymore. I long for that cold winter days when I just kept myself wrapped up with a good novel. I love those stories about life and everyday problems that people face. I came across a Malay novel a few days ago lying around my living room and still in a wrap. I got into it and the rest is history. “Maaf dari Sorga” by Faisal Tehrani. It took me two days to know the meaning of that “maaf dari sorga”; why and for what reasons. I’m glad because that is one good piece of writing.