September 15, 2010

What is a Hari Malaysia?

To be honest, I have no idea what exactly Hari Malaysia is. We have our Merdeka Day ever since we got our independence 53 years ago. So what is a Malaysian Day? All I know is that 16th of September was the date Malaya changed its name to Malaysia and Sabah & Sarawak joined in..... If I'm not mistaken.....
HAHAHA.. I never really paid much attention in history classes back when I was in school. In Malaysian education, history was made boring. hahahahha...

Then I stumble upon this advertisement by DIGI. It's a really funny video/ad, everyone should watch this.
But being a Malaysian isn't just about eating sambal belacan and a funny video. It's about how different races liking the same thing, having the same thoughts/ideas or treasuring the same land we call home. And when we modify that one thing according to our preferences and traditions, it makes us unique. It makes us Malaysians. So,
Selamat Hari Merdeka to every Malaysian out there. Doesn't matter where you are, or whether you had become a citizen of another country, you're still a Malaysian deep inside. 

September 9, 2010

Syawal is here again

1 Syawal 1431/9 September 2010
It's that time of the year again for us 'Muscovites'. Away from home and family, most of us feel a pang of sadness and wishing that we are at home in Malaysia with our loved ones. But just look at those smiling faces. We are glad to have each other on this joyous day of Eid Fitri. It makes Aidilfitri here in Moscow bearable.

The girls

Nadia, the girl who loves the camera

My favorite girls

And.... that's me on Raya morning

Just a short update 
from a girl who's having Neurology and Topography anatomy cycle

September 8, 2010

Eve Eid Fitri

Had takbeer tonight. It was very nice, followed with a little feast. Tomorrow's Eid Fitri. YEY!! Photography and eating sessions begins! 

September 6, 2010

First class

I started my class today with a neurology cycle. OH MY GOODNESS.. my temporary teacher was so scary! I wanted to hang myself due to fright, but she killed me before I could find any rope. HAHAHA..... but I did learn a whole lot of things today. Let's just say she's 'awesomely scary'

Then I had topography anatomy class. Had it with my previous semester's teacher, thank God. But I just arrived in Moscow yesterday, didn't prepare anything before class. So he was disappointed with everyone because we came to class unprepared... bummer

Uhh lots of things to prepare, assignments to do for next Wednesday class.... my brain is still a bit rusty from the long holiday.

September 3, 2010

Why Oh Why....

Despite my feeling of cheerlessness, I'm still forced to pack my luggage.
I'll be heading back to Moscow tomorrow night *sigh*

September 1, 2010

Midget poultry!!??

OK fine.... I'm sorry, I can't help but laugh at the size of these chickens. And I apologize for calling them poultry. hahahahaha...
These are called Ayam Serama and they are kept as pets.

At the height of 20cm, they look very vulnerable

These two couple is inseparable. Once I tried to catch one, the other will go :
"Bwaaaaaakkkkk!!!Bok bok bok begwaaaakkkkk!!!" nonstop

Weird looking pair hahaha...

OK that means I should leave, he's getting annoyed because I kept following them around the compound and took around 90 pictures. Hey I just wanted the best shot...

Bahulu time!!

My granny and Aunt Sue made kuih bahulu today and I went to help... errr sort of. hehehe... Tolong tengok and makan saje HAHAHA... They are actually baking this favorite kiuh raya early so I can bring back to Moscow. Will be leaving in 2 days time...which makes me sad every time I think about it. I'm SO NOT excited to go back to Moscow. I don't even feel like packing.

Oh well, let's just enjoy the bahulu in the making. Feast your eyes! OMG I'm so evil, I know ya all want some of these superduperdeliciousmalicious bahulu.
It's a crime to eat these kind of bahulu. My granny's bahulu recipe is extra sweet, extra fattening, but extra delicious.

Using the traditional way of making bahulu makes it more delicious in comparison to oven bake.

Yup. We used charcoal. It's a tedious job, but this traditional method makes this bahulu extraordinary.

Let's take a peek inside

All ready to be taken out from the.... err I don't know what that thing is called, but it's made from copper

Ohhhh yummy!!!!
A bite of warm bahulu made my day.

This traditional method of bahulu making will be coming to an end very soon. Younger generations, like me aren't willing to go through this tedious method. Most people now uses the oven instead. It is kinda sad to see how this tradition is fading through time.