Thursday, 25 March 2010

Life O Life..


It has been quite a long time since i wrote in my blog....

soo many had been happened....

I just recently came back from Malacca for a course..Fertigation Course..

My first book have been published recently...i'm soo proud of it.

Hoping the book will be a hit..or at least make me feel it worth doing.

My second book is on their way...still 20% to finish, and hoping it can be submitted to the publisher before end of May. Thus still much to be done, i manage to balance everything in my life fairly.

Recently, I applied a position in UTHM Johore as an instructor. Really hoping something more stable and convincing for a change in my life.

Its has been 6 years working here in MARA, but not a single clue of me being secure in my own position. eventhough i have been accomplished soo many thing for MARA.

Nonetheless, i can only rely on myself...

Tanam selasih bersulam tebu,

Pokok petola berpancang lidi,

Mencari kasih entahkan mampu,

Mengharap cinta kekal abadi.


Friday, 2 October 2009

Salam... Here am I, writing again. Just now I was asked by my brother for Lontong recipe. Actually about an hour after this (8.30pm) I'm going to a dinner for my friend that will be transfer starting next week to Sg Petani, Kedah. It has been very busy for me this few days, and many to comes.

Lontong Johore Special

Part A: Nasi Impit

Part B : Kuah Lodeh (serve for 6 to 8 person)

2 Coconut milk
2 Onions
10 Cloves of Garlic
3 Inches of Ginger
1 Inches of Tumeric
200 gm of Dried Shrimps of Anchovies
4 pcs of Fresh Tofu
4 pcs of Dried Tofu Sheets
200 gm of Suhun
300 gm of Long Bean
2 whole Carrots
¼ of Cabbage


1. Heat coconut milk with 5 cups of water in a pot.
2. Blend onions, garlic, ginger, turmeric and half of the dried shrimp or you can pound it finely.
3. Add the mixture into the pot.
4. Cut all vegetables in cubes or any shapes desires.
5. Add into the pot.
6. Add salt to taste.
7. Leave to boil.
8. Add suhun, tofu, dried tofu and long beans. Leave for 5 minutes.
9. Ready to serve.

Feel free to add others vegetables that you like such as cauliflower, baby corns, bamboo shoots or any.

Part C: Kuah Kacang


½ kg of Ground Nut (fried and pound)
¼ kg of Dried Chilies (boil and blend)
3 Onions
8 cloves of Garlic
1 inch of Ginger
1 inch of Tumeric
2 pcs of Lemongrass (serai)
2 inch of Galangal (lengkuas)
3 spoons of Kerisik
2 cup of Tamarind Juice (asam jawa)
Salt and sugar to taste
Cooking oil

1. Blend dried chilies, onions, garlic, ginger, turmeric, galangal, lemongrass until fine.
2. Heat some oil.
3. Sauté the mixture until cook (pecah minyak)
4. Add ground nut, tamarind juice and leave to boil.
5. Add more water if the texture is too thick.
6. Add salt and sugar to taste.
7. Lastly add kerisik and leave to boil.

To serve, add boil eggs per serving to enrich the taste.
So, that’s it. Hope too try and loving it.

Lontong Johor hidangan istimewa,
Hidangan utama di Aidilfitri,
Insaf dan syukur pada yang Esa,
Syawal mulia indah berseri.


Friday, 25 September 2009

Open House Recipes.


The heat and Eid celebration still goes everywhere. Open house here and there. My brother and sister were busy planning to organize an open house soon. So, this post is for them.By the way, the Nasi Lemak picture just as a decoration only.

Serve for 6-8 people

30 to 40 cps of Dried chillies (can be altered according to spiciness level to accomplished)
3 pcs of Onions
10 cloves of Garlics
2 cups Dries Shirmps (soak in water)
1/2 kg of Meat (sliced and boiled)
1 pck Fishball (sliced)
1 pck Fishcake (sliced)
1/2 kg of Sweet Potatoes (boiled)
1/4 kg of Sawi (can be more so it will look nicer)
4 eggs
Cooking oil
Sugar and Salt to taste.

1. Grind Onions, Garlic and Dried Chillies to fine texture.
2. Heat some oil and saute the ground mixture until cook.(naik minyak/garing)
3. Grind the Dried shrimp and add to the mixture.
4. Keep stirring until cook.
5. Add the boiled meat together with the stock. Leave to boil.
6. Using the blender/food processor, blend the sweet potatoes with some water until fine.
7. Add the mixture to the main pot.Leave to boil.
8. Add Fishcake, Fish ball, Sawi. Wait for 5 minutes.
9. Add eggs and stir very slow not to break the yolks.
10. Add sugar and salt to taste.

Note: If you want to put Fresh Shrimp, boil it first and put in only when about to serve. If not, your mee bandung will easily get rot(basi) because of the fresh shrimp juice.

serve for 6 - 8 people

4 pcs Chicken Breast (boiled and shreded)
2 pcs whole chicken bones (boiled with ginger for stock).
4 pcs Onions (blended)
10 cloves Garlic (blended)
1 inch Ginger (blended)
2 spoon Cummin Seed (blended)-Jintan Putih
2 spoon Coriander (blended) - Ketumbar
2 spoon Aniseed (blended) - Jintan Manis
1 spoon White pepper
1/2 kg BeanSprout
1/2 kg Groundnut (fried)
1/2 kg Suhun (fried)
1/4 kg mix of Celery and Spring Onion (finely chopped)-Daun Saderi/Daun Bawang
Mix of cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, Staranise(kayu manis, cengkih, buah pelaga dan bunga lawang).
Salt to taste.
Oil to fried.

1. Heat some oil.
2. Saute mix of cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and staranise.
3. Add all blended ingredients, stir until cook (naik bau/garing)
4. Add chicken stock.Leave to boil.
5. Add salt to taste.

Hot Soy Sauce:
Soy Sauce
- Blend everything till fine.

Note: To serve, it can be vary from Nasi Himpit, ketupat or even mee. You can even change the shreded chicken breast to small chunk of chicken in the stock. Reduce the amount of Corieander, Cummin and Aniseed to transformed this recipe for Mee Sup Recipe.


Mee Curry are coming next...

Hari Raya disambut gembira,
Pelbagai juadah sedia terhidang,
Berkunjung datang sanak saudara,
Jangan dicela apa yang kurang.

Thursday, 24 September 2009


After struggling 30 days of fasting, I finally manage to call it an end. These pictures was taken during the first day of Eid. As you can see, all of my family members were here, except Angah the photographer and Abang (he work on that day). Me, Mak, Dom and Hisham's family wearing blue in color. Actually mine and Dom's were a different blue. More to purplesih blue, and expensive materials. Salina's and Soffe's a dark brown color, Suria's wearing yellow, Umi's and Firdawos wearing Cyan.

The night before Eid, I and the girls was throwing ourselves cooking. And I was exhausted. Nonetheless, we manage to prepare all the foods and other preparation was done by the boys. I also manage to bake 3 cakes the night before. Its just that, I think I had lost my baking skills for normal type of cake.

I'm happy to celebrate this Eid as it is the first Eid I celebrate with Dom. And also Mak manage to finish all 8 of my Baju Melayu.
On last 20th September, it officially Eid Mubarak Day.

Its a usual Eid for me. Nothing much nothing less. Just its mine and Dom first Eid together. I hope we will manage to celebrate it again next year together.

Main Bunga Api di pagi hari,
Gembira terasa hati ceria,
Salam Aidilfitri dari Karafi,
Blogger semua agar bahagia.

Friday, 4 September 2009

Salam to everybody.
Today is the 14th day of Ramadhan. I'm in KL for a meeting in MARA HQ with BPLK. a meeting about Modern Agriculture using Japanese standard called OISCA. Through out the meeting, I'm more into thinking what and how am I going to deliver this project. The meeting finish at 12 noon. Then as promised to Irwan, my friend that now work as a Technical Assistant in HQ, we went to BSM to meet Johan Iskandar asking about my status. As always, the same things ever again. Seems useless to meet him anyway.

Actually today I'm writing to share my experience during the 1st day of Ramadhan in KK, Sabah. the posted pictures was mine and my beloved first open fasting meals. We open fasting near a Ramadhan Bazaar in Kg Nelayan. Its a beautiful place where nearby the sea. I can see the islands, the sun is setting, and also the breeze. Furthermore, when we were there, there were two rainbow appreared in the sky. Its beautiful.

That 1st day of Ramadhan was exhausting because it's the 1st day and also we went out since noon. After full stomach, we went to a nearby restroom. There was a cat fight, and it's fierce. No, not that fierce as in all claws came out nor there was a mud wrestling, but the passer-by was stun and stop to watch it.

By the way, it was a great day for me.

Susun kurma di dalam cawan,
Cawan besi buatan Itali,
Pelangi menjelma menghiasi awan,
Menjadi bukti kebesaran Ilahi.


Wednesday, 2 September 2009

After the convocation, the next day I decided to take MC for 2 days (Thursday and Friday) and change my leave to Monday and Tuesday the next day. When I woke up in the morning and getting ready to go back to KL where my beloved stay, there were noise and things going on outside. after manage packing up and cleaning a bit, I went out from the house and start stuffing my car with all the things I would be bring to Sabah.
By then I discover that one of my neighbour passed away.My condolonces to the family.
Around 10.30am, I went to the clinic to take my MC. There, many of my collegues were waiting for their turn.
By 11.15, my name was called and I manage to get my MC with Multi Vitamin and Cystone for my Kidney Stone. After that, I start my journey to KL.
On the way, around Kapar to Meru area, I noticed there were row of trees that have fluffy round yellow flowers. Those trees looks amazing, and I adore them. Here is the pictures of the trees I mention.

I arrived KL, Pandan Indah, at 2.30pm. Hopefully there would be no speed trap summons I might get, heheheheheh...

So, I spent the rest of the day resting and being with my beloved. The next morning, 7am we both depart to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah by AirAsia at 9.30am. We almost miss our flight, but they called our name a few times.

Kota Kinabalu, here I come.....

(by the way, this was my 3rd trip to Sabah)

Burung merbah terbang berkawan,
Hinggap di perdu pohon kepayang,
Sabah indah tempat menawan,
Kami bermadu kasih dan sayang.


Salam again to everybody.
Today (2 weeks after the labelled date), I wrote again. On 19th August, after a few month preparation, we're ready to finally make it happen. With the costume and accessories, scripts and speeches, I'm all set for the big event.
Overnight in Sri Iskandar, at a homestay belong to Azhar STMP, I was barely asleep that nite not because I'm excited or overwhelmed, but more to tireness and boredom. Nonetheless, I manage to sleep a few hours before woke up with energized and anxious for the event. knowing that it would be a full day event, i determined to do my very best. After a quick dressing up and I'm off to UTP Seri Iskandar where the event held.
When I arrived, there barely people there, I'm one of the earliest arrived. When parking my car infront of the hall, I was ask by one of the security not to ask there since I'm not a VVIP. I told him I would just take a few minutes, but my car stayed there for the whole day,hehehheheheh.
Here I post also myself in a complete outfit.
During the event, it's a waste and a bit disappointing because people in the hall just only can manage to hear my voice, my beautiful voice....huhuhuh...sob sob sob...
But through out the event, we had perform very well eventhough I'm suffering from my migrain. It became servere when somebody came and sing that became annoyance to my ears and eyes. I was greeted by a few of my ex students through out the event and compliment my voice and asking why I can't be seen.
Though with disappoinment and upset, we manage to do our job very well and it a success.

Penuh peti berisi padi,
Peti buatan dari India,
Menabur bakti menyemai budi,
Menjagi insan pekerti mulia.


I arrive to UTP Seri Iskandar around 8.30 am with all the flowers and cloth full in my car. Beside being the main emcee, I also incharge of the stage decoration, sirih junjung, dressing up the students and a few more. What that disappoint me was while I'm actually try to help those who actually incharge of the things, they try to avoid helping me with lame excuses. for an example, the stage really not my work, but I'm helping a friend. So I tried my best to do it whole heartedly. There was a time where I asked him to look and buy for me some bullets for my gun stapler. He simply said he can't coz he need to go back to IKM. Go and buying the bullets might just took 5 to 10 minutes yet he refuse to do it. Yet I do those works that not really my responsibility with no exceptional. I'm totally sad by that.
It took me till 5pm to finish the decoration and there was no transportation for my student to go back to their homestay. Luckily, Azhar STMP generously offer to send half of my students while the other half was with me in my car.
Here I post few pictures during the preparation.

Jelingan mata renungan indah,
Lalu terleka membuang masa,
Manis kata bersulam madah,
Hati terluka terguris rasa.


Saturday, 15 August 2009


I'm here to tell you about an incident that happened to me and my friends last Monday, 10 August 2009. After having breakfast at Roland's Corner, we headed to one particular person that had been assigned by Sultan as a representative in our area. We supposed to send an invitation card for our Convocation day. The first thought before meeting this peraon was overwhelmed because it's like an honour for us to meet a person that so close to the Sultan himself.

After meeting his secratery/clerk, we went in and greet him. After 2 times greeting him, he answered us but with unpleasant tones and attitude. Bit shock, but we tried to hide and still control ouselves as humble as possible and told him the reason of us coming to meet him.

He suddenly snapped. He scolded. On our faces, he told us that we are not even worth to see him because we are just a teacher/lecturer. It's our director responsiblity to meet him as he represent the Sultan. He had mention a few times, we are a rude and uncultured people. He keep mentioning a few words and phrases that its too vulgar for me to mention it here.

Yet, after heard all those words and comments, we went out from his room with nonetheless than anger, hatred and annoyed.


Being a representative to a Sultan or whoever it is, it doesn't give you the wright to scold and belittle those who came to see you as they do came to honour you. Let it be whom that come and sent the invitation or request, its the intention that counts. Labelling people who came to see you as uncultured/barbaric and belittle their job, it soo not ########### ( I still cant find a proper word to use).

As a Royal Institution representative, they should behave like one. Then all the commoners would really appreciate and respect the institution itself.

As a human being, they should behave like one. Invite your guest to have a seat, comforting tones and words are much appreciated rather than vulgar words and angry types of tones. Try to respect and behave like a cultured people before requesting people to be one. Always look to the mirror and ask yourself before labelling people.

Think through before act....

Yang Kurik Itu Kendi,
Yang Merah Itu Saga,
Yang Molek Itu Budi,
Yang Indah Itu Bahasa.


Friday, 14 August 2009


Today i went to Saiful Designer to take the outfit that i will be wearing during the convocation for IKM Lumut this coming Wednesday. It's silverish blue songket. The outfit was simple and ordinary. But the material and my accessories are outstanding and glamorous. I intend to be the most outstanding person on that day. I will wear that during the morning session while the western outfit will be wear during the afternoon session.

Thanks to Saiful, as we came with lots of request and we were also loud,hhehehehhe.

Oh ya, for those who doesn't know, i had been the emcee for IKM Lumut Convocation since 2007 till now. And also all those small events here and there, in and outside IKM Lumut.

So, for those will attend the convocation, wait for my appearance.....hehehheh. Mostly you would only hear my voice because I will be at the mezannine floor, far from views.

I also post some pictures of the headress that i made for the event. It's call 'Cucuk Sanggul'. The sharp edges had pierce my fingers to bleed a few times. I also tried to make traditional necklace called 'Pendokoh' but I still can't get the materials I needed. Those traditional accessories was made just to be my collection so that when I open my own boutique, it wont be a problem.

Menyimpan tairu di dalam kotak,
Kotak padat berisi kaya,
Bersongket biru bersampin bertanjak,
Membawa adat menjunjung budaya,



Thursday, 13 August 2009


Here is my first writing as many attempt of doing so since the very first day i open this blog. With the "See The World From Karafi's Eyes", i hope i can inspire people about things and stuff i would like to share. As few of my friends also blogging, i hope my blog would open them up in a new dimension.

Here I post also a picture of myself taken by near by Nursing College in Lumut which also will be use as my Eid Mubarak card. I also wrote for a few of my friends blog known as ArjunaDewAsmara. To all friends, families and students, do comments and keep in touch.

Menyusun papan di hujung belukar,
Tempat bersarang burung Tempua,
Menghantar titipan berita dan khabar,
Salam sayang untuk semua.

Expect more from me to come. Salute!