Sunday, January 29, 2012

kapas

diriku bagai kapas berterbangan tanpa arah yang pasti.
hanya ikut arah angin yang membawaku ke mana aku akan berhenti.
tiada daya upaya, tiada sayap untuk terbang sendiri.
andai hujan, basah kuyuplah aku jika tidak berteduh.
jika bernasib baik, sempatlah berlindung.
jika tidak, tabah saja menyerap basah hujan itu.


Thursday, January 19, 2012

wikipedia blacked out!!


ehh?? seriously? the wikipedia (free knowledge for everyone) will not be free anymore? there will be no more wikipedia the free encyclopedia? aiyaya

tambahan: oh dengarnya, hanya wikipedia versi bahasa inggeris je yang jadi begini

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

rice croquettes


are you tired of transforming leftover rice to fried rice? you can try this recipe. i don't know if there any other similar recipes out there, but this was simply cooked logically. hahaha..

ingredients:
(1)
rice
boiled potatoes (mashed)
onion (finely chopped)
garlic (finely chopped)
ginger (finely chopped)
salt
black pepper (coarse ground)
potato flour
egg

(2)
cornflakes
cream crackers
fried chicken flour

(3)
oil for frying

- mix everything in (1) nicely, you'll fine the gooey texture will start forming. you can use ladle or spoon to stir or even hand to mix all up.
- blend everything in  (2) to make breadcrumbs for covering the (1) mixture for frying. make sure the cornflakes and cream crackers are coarsely crushed or if you like, you can use food processor to finely crushed them. (note: the fried chicken flour usually has already added with salt)
- heat the oil, i used shallow oil for frying.
- spoon the (1) mixture into the breadcrumbs. coat it nicely, pick it up and make it firm by gently press the breadcrumbs into the mixture. make small or bigger sizes according to your liking.
- fry them with low heat until golden brown at both sides, drain the excess oil.
- voila! time to enjoy the croquettes!

*some may choose to fry in deep oil/ deep fryer for even golden colour. i want it to be healthier as the croquettes will suck up oil in.

the recipe is basically using rice and you can mix in almost anything into them; more spices, meat, or seafood, more vegetables, more potatoes, tomatoes for colour, just anything! just make sure the final batter is a little bit sticky and gooey before you coat with breadcrumbs.

 croquettes are nice because it's crunchy at the outside but amazingly soft in the inside. there are versions of croquettes including french croquettes and Japanese korokke. i especially made my croquettes into bite sizes to replace/ look like nuggets. well, you can opt for this for your children too, if they ever asked for nuggets!


Sunday, January 8, 2012

waktu dhuha itu

waktu dhuha itu tiba lagi. aku menunggu kehadirannya yang sering kulihat dalam warna yang lembut. dia berdiri di situ, mengalunkan azan, sementara yang lain duduk menanti imam. suaranya sering buat tubuhku bergetar, sering juga goosebumps. pernah aku sebak, terurai mutiara jernih di pipiku mendengarkan suaranya yang merdu. seusai azan, dia duduk di saf paling depan. yang lelaki kemas dalam baju melayu dan jubah, sedang yang perempuan, elok litup dalam telekung putih tekun berzikir, bermunajat beramai-ramai. tiba masanya, imam sedia, si muazzin tanpa lengah mengalunkan iqamah, setiap saf dirapatkan moga semakin rapat ukhwah saudara sesama islam. maka bermulalah solat dhuha.

di hari yang lain, si muazzin menjadi imam, acapkali aku berasa seakan-akan lapang hati bila dia menjadi imam. aku berdoa agar setiap waktu dhuhaku berimamkan dia. tapi tentu pula aku akan rindukan suaranya mengalunkan azan dan iqamah. atau sewaktu latihan tilawah dengan ustaz, tentu aku nantikan giliran dia. sungguh aku rindu waktu itu.

hakikatnya aku dan dia dekat, tetapi jauh. dalam belasan tahun ini, berkali-kali dia aku temui. tapi seperti biasa, masing-masing ibarat tidak kenal satu sama lain. kelu. out of topic. boleh pula bersembang di atas talian. setelah dia muncul di hari lahirku yang ke-24. tapi sering dia ada, semacam tiada. akhirnya aku berdiam sahaja.

kali ini aku masih di sini. setelah 15 tahun, sedarkah dia akan zarah wujud diri ini? pernahkah terlintas dalam lubuk hatinya akan diri yang hina ini?

Thursday, January 5, 2012

dance central 2

yeah yeah.. dance central 2 videos.. found those on youtube.. :P




 so happy! i can dance again!

 #peluh berjejeh