Friday, November 28, 2008

I post this as picture of the day...we are very good friends and still now, classmates since form 1..the first one from the right (wearing tudung), has a degree in accountancy (single). Working and acting as the second boss at 100 superstore in Donggongon..Next to her is a teacher, married with 3 children. Third from the right..hmm..its me! (basar pipi sa kan?) and the last one is now working as a nurse (also married with 2 children). Thanks God all of us has succed in our own field.
BTW, can you spot the 'ERIO 96' on the left? Well, E-Eve, R-Rose, I-Ina, O- Ody. Best kan, dulu suka buat nama gabungan.. What a wonderful moments we had through the years!

My career path..

uisehh..it sounds so serious pla..kali ni sia tulis post dalam BM la.

Ni cerita tentang kerja-kerja yang sia pernah buat duuulu...

1st job:
Nda tau la mo bg nama apa dengan keja ni..tapi produk yg dihasilkan ialah kacang goreng pasir..yeaay..faham ke? maksud sia kacang tanah digoreng dengan pasir panas. Kalau nak test ni kacang banyak dijual saanaa simpang pg Kota Marudu and Kudat. Sia pernah goreng. Kira cara tradisional la ni menghasilkan kacang goreng. Panas tau..habis time tu bos pakai kayu bakau sebagai bahan api..Penat lg habis pakai kuali besar. Tangan kena kuat menggaul tu kacang. Lambat sikit gaul, hangus la kacang...hitam sikit kena reject, nda ble jual, kami yg untung..bos bagi, bawa balik rumah..puas la makan kacang time tu. Nasib nda da jerawat. Hehehe..

Tempat kerja dekat kampung juga. Tapi bkn kampung sia. Jiran. Kena jalan kaki selama lebih kurang 1 jam. Bukan kilang, tapi rumah. Kira bisnes keluarga la. Gaji RM5 satu hari. Murah kan? Tapi nda pa. Makan kena tanggung. Paling siok, sampai ja di rumah bos, kena bagi minum kupi sama makan biskut dulu baru mula kerja. Lagi satu, kawan satu kampung satu sikul semua kerja sana..siok sangat rasanya sebab dapat duit sendiri. Memang kami berpakat mo kerja sama-sama tu. oh ya, time tu cuti sekolah hujung tahun 1996. Kerja lebih kurang 2 minggu ja. Berhenti sebab penat. duduk kat rumah, menebalkan lemak sampai mula school balik.

2nd job:
Hujung tahun 1998. Sales Assistant dekat satu mini market di kudat. Kalau nda silap nama kedai tu Lo and brothers. Belum ada Milimewa lagi. Kazen yang recomment. Mama sama bapa, sama abang2 sia yang sangat protektif tu cakap 'nda payah la kerja, duduk rumah ja. nanti kami bagi duit'. Tapi mo juga kerja. Boring konon dekat rumah. Time tu, tinggal satu minggu lagi keputusan SPM mo keluar. Antara tugas2 sia: susun barang, letak tanda harga, cek stok and layan customer. Hari2 begitu. Oh ya, kawan kerja sia kawan satu kampung dan kawan satu sikul juga...Jadi ada la kawan mengumpat time kerja..hehehe..

Nak tau apa yang best dan tak best kja di sana?

Yang tak best: Anak bos dia GETE! Adakah patut time kami kerja, dia tingu buntut kami ja..pas tu ketawa-ketawa. Gatal betul. Padahal baju kami, T-shirt besar2. Lagi satu, belum lagi kami habis buat kerja yang dia suruh, suruh lagi kami buat yang lain. Tidak logik betul. Sia sama kawan sa punya berani melawan tu bos. Memang betul pun,kami bukan ada klon. Kalau ada kan, ble juga kami jadi bos sama klon2 kami tu. Hari2 begitu, hari2 kami lawan. Baru dia tau, yang jadi salesgirl dia ni, educated.(aiseh..!) Bukan macam tu pekerja lain yang nda berani lawan. Nasib dia nda halau kami bila kami lawan sebab kami betul.

Part yang best: Bila kami kena suruh angkat barang dari stor (yang ringan-ringan la) kami pura2 lama mencari tu barang. Kami buat apa? Kami berabis makan keropok sedap2 dekat stor! hahahaha..best betul time tu..konon2 cara mo balas dendam sama tu bos yang gete la..ha, ni staff lama yang ajar, termasuk kazen sa la. Hehehee..harap2 bos nda da blog..nanti dia terbaca. Kalau terbaca, sorry ja la ye.. Satu lagi yang best, ada orang mengurat sia ba. Perasan la. Hari-hari pigi beli sana kedai..kalau nda silap kja bomba. Lepas berhenti kerja, nda contact lg. Time tu handfon belum popular lg. Masih mahal. Jadi teda kejadian dengan ni dialog "Boleh minta nombor telepon?" hahaha..

Nah, yang ni berhenti sebab result STPM da keluar..punya happy dapat 5P.Lompat lompat ba kami dapat result...last day kami, sempat buat jenayah lagi..makan keropok kat stor..Gaji hanya RM120 untuk satu minggu..ok la juga..trus sa beli tshirt biru dengan gambar hello kitty kat depan..baju tu masih ada sampai sekarang..bangga betul sa dapat beli baju dengan gaji sendiri o! Dan dengan senang hati kami say GOODBYE sama tu bos...

okay la..nanti ada siri kedua ye..mo dekat jam 5 sdh ni..


Wednesday, November 26, 2008

VIsit to Monsopiad Cultural Village..


I'm sure many locals know this cultural village. Located in the village of Kuai Kandazon, Penampang, it provides visitors a deep knowledge about the many ethnics in Sabah especially the Kadazan ethnic, the biggest ethnic in Sabah.

Here are some pictures taken during our recent educational visit:

Yeah..the entrance..

CHEERS everyone!!!


If you are lucky, this two long-neck fellows will
give a warm welcome as well.

Which one do you want? Lihing or orange juice?

having our high tea..


42 Skull trophies of Monsopiad-the highlight of the village


visitors wearing traditional costumes (rent it for rm15 per costume and you can walk around the village for photo taking)


Local brewed rice wine served uniquely in a bamboo cup


fermentation process of lihing


some of the stuff being display

one for the album-pict with the cultural troop of the village


bunga 'crab-claw'-hehe i know its wrong


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Believe it OR not



One of the pictures that caught my eyes

Merry Christmas in Advance..

Hohoho...
I took this pict from Genting Highland. I love the snow-like scenery and of course the smell of Christmas in this pict..

Monday, November 24, 2008

Making soy bean milk

Do you know how to make fresh soy bean milk? Here goes a very informative post frm me (hope it does).

I thought the process is damn difficult. But hey, after watching the students presentation (in which they need to demonstrate something), its not that difficult at all. (Thanks to Ms Rita for allowing us to be the audience CUM the food tester!) I cant wait for the weekend to try it!

1. First, naturally all you need is a pack of dry soy bean (choose the white dry one) which can be bought from many supermarkets.

2. Soak the beans in the cold water - make sure the beans covered with water - at least 8 hours. (NOTE: soaking time also can be maximum to 24 hours. Remember do not oversoaked the beans as it will effects the soy milk test. In between the soaking period, you can change the water few times)

3. Next step, blend the beans with adequate liquid (of course you need blender to grind up the beans). Grind until the beans are finely ground. It depends on the milk thickness. If u like it thick, put less water. If you like it mild, add more water.

4. Then, you need to strain or more better if you squeeze using cheesecloth to get the milk only. The filtered liquid is pure soy milk.

5. Before you drink the milk, boil it to the boiling point. Finally, its ready to drink. Add sugar/honey if you dont like its original taste. You may also add flavour to it. Or you may choose what to put to mask the flavor. I will try pandan flavour. Mesti sadap...

6. The milk is best drink straight away. It is totally preservative-free so it may not be kept too long.

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What to do with Okara?

Remember when you squeeze the blended soy bean? There is fibrous part of the beans which you called -Okara. I asked my friend what to do with that? Do not throw it. It contains high fiber, protein, calcium and other minerals. So, i guess we can mix it with sandwich..hahaa..not sure..you find the info.


P/s: i know this is not very informative enough, but at least i've give you an idea to start.
Happy trying everyone!! (to me too).




Yihaa....today's a history! Yupp..for me at least. Its because i've finally created this -my very humble blog. After trying some other blog hosts, i decided to choose this one -blogspot. One of my dear friend suggested blogspot, and i chose it. Thanks Pam!

Life: Now and then. Thats my blog title. Simple.

It reflects my life:

THEN?
*daddy's spoiled daughter - at least 3 years before my 2 younger sisters born
*a student - secondary, primary, graduate
*was a great athlete - i miss those days when my frens shouted: run to the finish line!
*a single but admired by somenoe which i didnt, engaged
*unemployed@penganggur
*ever be a LOSER -what?
*lack of confidence - gemuk ba sa dulu, tu la tu..
*brothers' protected sister -what more i want? i had 5 bodyguards till i married! hehehe..
*ZERO knowledge bout IT things - my body shivered when first time hold the computer mouse! *It was around early year of 1999. Pity me that time!
*ever cried when my brother scolded me because he found a boy's letter inside my exercise book
)always cant wait to check my bank account every 2 weeks -thats the time my brothers bank in my weekly allowance. Hehee..

And there are many more sweet and bitter stories in the list during my those days...




NOW?
*happily married to a..? hiiya, of course a male lo! hahaha..
*a teacher
*and yeah..still considering myself a student! learning is a life long process.
*mum of 7 months old son, Thanks God he is very2 adorable!)
*trying to be the best mum; if not in the world at least for my beloved son.
*my self confidence had incresead to -70%..i guess.
*struggling to live life to the fullest - sounds scary huh?
*cant wait for the date coming to 30th / 31st every month. Come on, u guys know what i mean!

And the list goes on as time goes by..so stay tune people! i will update my blog whenever possible .. (p/s: i took one day to finish my first post..in the office -thanks BOSS for this only privilege for the staffs that all of us love it.)-