Monday, September 26, 2011

Resipi Pilihan: Kentang Bakar Berempah


2 biji kentang - dipotong dadu
1/2 bungkus kecil rempah kari - dibancuh dengan sedikit air
Sedikit ikan bilis
2 ulas bawang merah - ditumbuk lumat
1 ulas bawang putih - ditumbuk lumat
Kertas timah (aluminium foil)

Cara menyediakan:

1. Perapkan seketika kentang dadu bersama bancuhan serbuk kari, ikan bilis, bawang putih dan bawang merah.

2. Bungkus bekas berisikan kentang dengan kertas timah.

3. Bakar pada suhu 200 darjah Celcius hingga masak.

4. Setelah masak, angkat dan hidangkan bersama nasi dan sup panas.

[source: Saji Online]

Resipi Pilihan: Laksa Sarawak


1 kg kelapa parut - ambil santan pekat secukupnya
500 gm mihun
120 gm tauge
300 gm udang bersaiz sederhana
60 gm sambal laksa
Garam dan serbuk perasa secukupnya
350 gm timun
500 gm ayam
2 biji telur
1.5 liter stok ayam
15 gm daun ketumbar

Rempah Laksa:

(Dikisar halus)
2 ulas bawang putih
50 gm bawang merah
60 gm belacan
10 hiris lengkuas
6 biji buah keras
30 gm cili kering
2 batang serai
30 gm kacang

80 ml minyak masak
5 gm asam jawa - ambil airnya

Cara Menyediakan:

1. Didihkan stok ayam, masukkan sambal laksa dan masak selama 20 minit. Tapis dan buangkan stok ayam yang berlebihan (tinggalkan secukupnya untuk dicampurkan dengan santan). Panaskan kembali sambal laksa, campurkan santan tetapi jangan sampai menggelegak. Perisakan dengan garam dan serbuk perasa.

2. Sediakan rempahnya dengan cara panaskan kuali bertangkai, goreng semua bahan rempah hingga garing dan tuangkan ke dalam kuah laksa. Panaskan kuah semula sambil dikacau supaya tidak pecah minyak.

3. Rendam mihun dalam air panas mendidih hingga lembut. Toskan airnya.

4. Celur udang kemudian buangkan kulit serta urat belakangnya. Rebus ayam hingga masak dan siatkan isinya.

5. Bahagikan mihun kepada 6 mangkuk hidang. Begitu juga dengan tauge, ayam dan udang, celur setiap bahagian dengan air panas mendidih berasingan, kemudian letakkan ke atas mi. Sendukkan kuah dan hias dengan timun, telur dadar serta daun ketumbar.

6. Hidangkan segera. Makan ketika masih panas.

[source: Saji online]

Five simple and sexy hairstyles

Half-Up Hair

The key to this look is to give the top section of hair a bit of texture before you pin it back. The texture will add volume and sophistication so you won't look like you're in grade school.

The Perky Ponytail

I love the contrasting textures of this one. You want to slick the hair back tightly before you tie it into a ponytail. (Think Kim Kardashian.) Use a comb to make sure there are no fly-aways and some hairspray to keep the hair smooth. Then, take your comb and tease the roots of the tail to give it height and heft.

Sexy Tendrils

For polished waves, get out your curling iron and wrap small sections of hair around the barrel starting mid-shaft. When the curls are in place, do not use a brush! Instead comb through with your fingers.

A Textured Bun

Start with a side (or middle) part. Twist sections of your hair back into a low ponytail. Backcomb portions of the ponytail for texture. Twist the ends of the hair around the ponytail elastic and fix in place with bobby pins. Leave the bun loose and messy as opposed to ballerina-bun perfect.

Mermaid Braid

First of all, don't brush your hair — the messier it is to begin with, the better. Section your hair into three parts and start the braid on one side so that it falls on top of your shoulder. Once you've fixed the end with an elastic, you can pull out strands to give a relaxed, imperfect look. A tip: do your braid the night before and sleep on it to get the ideal roughed-up effect.


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Lets warm up!!

Walking Lunge
Do this routine twice pre-WOD to prime muscles. Stand with feet hip-width apart, arms overhead. Lunge forward with left foot so left thigh is parallel to floor, knee over ankle, right knee touching floor (as shown). Return to standing for 1 rep; repeat on opposite side, traveling forward. Continue, alternating sides. Do 20 reps. * works abs, butt, thighs, hamstring.

Scorpion Kick
Do this routine twice pre-WOD to prime muscles. Lie facedown with arms extended out to sides, palms down, legs together, toes on floor. With hands planted, rotate torso to right, reaching right foot to meet left hand (as shown) for 1 rep. Return to start; repeat on opposite side. Do 10 reps. * stretches shoulders, hips.

Hand Walk
Do this routine twice pre-WOD to prime muscles. Stand with feet hip-width apart. Keeping legs straight, bend forward, place hands on floor and walk hands into push-up position. Inch feet toward hands (as shown) to return to standing. Do 5 reps. * stretches shoulders, abs, hamstrings, calves.

Time priority: 10 minutes; do AMRAP Stand with feet hip-width apart, a weight on floor between feet. Bend forward, knees bent, pushing hips back; pick up weight (as shown). Stand; return weight to floor for 1 rep. Do 5 reps. * works back, abs, butt, thighs, hamstrings, calves.

Time priority: 10 minutes; do AMRAP Stand with feet hip-width apart. Crouch down; place hands on floor under shoulders. With hands planted, jump feet behind you, landing with entire body on floor. Hop feet (hands stay planted!) back to hands, then jump up, clapping hands overhead (as shown), to return to standing. Do 10 reps. * works shoulders, arms, back, abs, butt, thighs.

Butterfly Sit-Up
Time priority: 10 minutes; do AMRAP Lie faceup with a folded towel under lower back, soles of feet together with knees open to sides and arms overhead on floor (as shown). Sit up, touching fingers to toes. Return to start. Do 15 reps. * works abs.

Task priority: do 3 rounds Stand with feet hip-width apart, toes pointed out slightly, body weight in heels; hold a weight with both hands, arms extended at eye level. With chest lifted, sink down until hips are below knees (as shown). Return to start. Do 30 reps. * works butt, thighs

Wall Drill
Task priority: do 3 rounds Place hands on wall, wrists aligned with shoulders, legs straight, heels slightly raised. Keeping hands planted, quickly alternate driving knees toward chest in a high-knee run (as shown). Continue for 1 minute.

Time priority: 7 minutes; do AMRAP Start in push-up position with arms slightly wider than shoulder-width apart, legs extended behind you with feet hip-width apart (as shown). Bend arms to lower body until chest and thighs touch floor, then push back up to start. Do 5 reps. * works shoulders, triceps, chest, abs.

Hollow Body Rock
Time priority: 7 minutes; do AMRAP Lie faceup with legs together, toes pointed, arms extended overhead on floor, palms facing in. Engage abs and lift shoulders and feet off floor, creating a banana shape with your body (as shown). Rock back and forth for 1 rep. Do 10 reps. * works abs.


Top 10 Things You Never Want to Hear at Work

1. We've got a crisis on our hands. Don't be fooled by the implication of shared responsibility. That's just a euphemism. Make no mistake; you're on the receiving end of the message because you're the one they're counting on to handle the crisis or die trying.

2. There's no easy way to say this. Guess what? There's no easy way to hear it, either. This can precede any number of events, from you're about to get fired or your top employee is quitting on you to your biggest customer is bolting for your top competitor. It's all bad.

3. Why don't you take some time off? This particular question can either precede or follow some really unpleasant news, like one of your employees has filed a sexual harassment claim against you or "I'm afraid you're burning out and I don't want to have to fire your butt."

4. All your meetings have been cancelled. This is where you say, "What do you mean all my meetings have been cancelled?" to which your admin replies, "What can I say, nobody wants to meet with you." They could be customers, the media, employees, whatever, you're now officially insignificant. Never a good thing.

5. Did you really just say that? Lots of people, especially public figures, have heard that one right after they think something that wasn't supposed to actually come out of their mouths, usually while the mic is on, the tape is rolling, or the boss is on the receiving end.

6. I accidentally deleted it. It's gone. You may not have pulled the trigger but the fact that you're on the receiving end means that, whatever it was -- probably a pitch or report you worked on for weeks -- you're the one who's going to suffer because of someone else's screw-up.

7. Do you really think your presentation went well? That's when you ask, "Was it really that bad?" and the other person replies, "Um … sorry to tell you this, but you'll be lucky if they don't cancel your whole project."

8. Can I have a word with you in private? Not that good news is always delivered in public, but even when someone wants to chat with you about something innocuous, he won't say it like that. He'll opt for something like, "Where can we talk?" or "You're not gonna believe what I heard."

9. Um … how long did it take you to do that? That's usually followed by something like a recommendation that you do it over and way, way better if you want to keep your job.

10. You've been served. Not much you can do about this one, considering you've already blown it by answering yes to the magic question, Are you [your name]? Whether you're served at work or not, it really doesn't matter. You're going to wish it never happened.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Momento ~ KRU ~


sebut pasal KRU, semua pasti dh terpandang2 muka 3 beradik ~ Norman, Yusry & Edry. Entah apa aura diaorg bertiga, smpai sekarang aku masih lagi jadi peminat setia diaorg. Tak sabar nk tunggu album baru KRU akhir tahun 2011 ni "KRUNOMENA" [baru tgk tadi kt FB]. Tabik spring mereka bertiga, dlm sibuk2 bikin filem n bina KRU Studios, sempat jugak buat album. Lama dah aku suka lagu TiGa KaTa ni, cuma ini ari je dpt upload. Very da sensitip one, download cetak rompak ni..huhu. Anyway, sbg peminat setia KRU, aku nk postkan kt sini sumting about them. Sempena hampir 21 tahun KRU (since 1992) bertapak di Malaysia & berjaya menambat hati peminat2 dgn cara mereka tersendiri. Teringat masa KRU road tour, i think tahun 1994 @ 1995 (masa kat ITM Jengka), me n Mek Daa pi Kuantan, jmpa depa & KRU dancers also met my skoolmate Nizam (Indigo). dari sekolah dulu mmg aku minat giler dgn KRU, smpai arwah dad pun tk bleh blah ~ poster tampal sana sini, ada satu ketika KRU promo kat Kotaraya JB, me pujuk dad hantar pi sana n snap few pics, aku ada simpan tp tak tau la kt mana. Setau me dlm album lama me, ntah2 mom dh bakor..aduyai. Ada jgk buat scrapbook utk KRU & tulis all those lyrics, beli kaset? sudah semestinya, tk prnah miss. but all dh kena bakor jgk kot? hehehe. nanti nk rikki CD lagu KRU, tk pun terpaksa la aku upload thru net (cetak lompak lagi...ops!) nk buat collection semula lagu2 KRU ni, bleh tunjuk kt anak cucu, aku bangga anak melayu yg berjaya mcm diaorg bertiga ni. Ok la guys, njoy reading abt KRU n u can surf thru their website
[source: Wikipedia & Google]

KRU is a Malaysian pop group that was formed in 1992. The group comprises three brothers: Norman Abdul Halim, Yusry Abdul Halim and Edry Abdul Halim. Apart from revolutionizing the Malaysian music scene with their unique blend of Pop, R&B and Hip hop, they have successfully established their own entertainment company named KRU Studios specializing in the entertainment and media industry.


Their interest for creating music sparked when they were very young, when one of their aunts bought Norman a keyboard which also attracted his other brothers. They spent their teen years in London, where they were exposed to various genres of music, in contrast to the Malay music scene at that time which was dominated by classic rock and ballads.

The brothers were loyal supporters of the Selangor team and so decided to write a rap tune for their favourite team back when they were originally known as Selangor Rappers' Unit, writing Viva Selangor.

They continued to write original songs, but little did they know one of Norman's college mates sent a demo to EMI. The International Label Manager by the name of Calvin Wong (now Vice President at Warner Music Asia Pacific) was very impressed by the song and called the brothers to audition. Thus, KRU was formed on May 19, 1992. KRU means "team / squad" that cooperate, and there is no meaning behind the letters of K-R-U, but it is also the Malay spelling of the word "crew". Though it is pronounced "K.R.U." and not KRU.[1]

The brothers are now venturing into various types of other businesses that are nevertheless still related to their musical roots. They began KRU Records, a record label and music publishing company, releasing their own recordings as well as those of other artists.

They also produce movies, corporate movies, music videos, publish books etc.

Today, KRU Studios is one of the biggest names in Malaysia. Cicakman, Duyung and MySpy are some of the movies that have been produced by KRU. These productions have received great success in the Malaysian Entertainment Industry. One of KRU's films, Magika, won Best Film at the Malaysian Film Festival. Their other mega project which is the Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa or its international title, The Malay Chronicles : Bloodline was sold to 72 countries worldwide, making it one of KRU's greatest achievement ever. The film also became the highest grossing Malaysian epic film after only 5 days of shows.

  • 1994
    • Anugerah Bintang Popular - Most Popular TV Entertainer (Male)
  • 1995
    • Anugerah Industri Muzik (AIM) - Best Engineered Album (Artiste/Producer/Album: KRU/KRU/Awas); Best Pop Album (Artiste/Producer/Album: KRU/KRU/Awas)
    • Anugerah Bintang Popular - Most Popular Group
  • 1996
    • Anugerah Industri Muzik (AIM) - Best Group Vocal Performance in an Album (Artiste/Album: KRU/Awas da’ Soundtrack)
    • Anugerah Bintang Popular 1996 - Most Popular Group
    • EMI Achievement Award - Earning 10x platinum for sales exceeding 1 million
  • 1997
    • Anugerah Industri Muzik (AIM) - Best Engineered Album (Engineer/Album: Edry/Izan/Jon Gass/Martin Horenburg/Steve Hall/Ooh! La! La!); Album of the Year (Artiste/Producer/Album: KRU/KRU/Ooh! La! La!)
    • Anugerah Video M 1997 - Best Music Video, Best Performance by an Artiste, Best Editing, Best Photography, Best Art Direction, Best Direction
    • Malaysian Book of Record (MBOR) - First Artist To Duet With a Departed (Late P.Ramlee - song "Getaran Jiwa"); First Malaysian video clip nominated for the MTV Video Music Award, Fanatik
  • 1998
    • Anugerah Industri Muzik (AIM) - Best Music Video (Director/Song: Saw Teong Hin/Fanatik)
    • Anugerah Bintang Popular 1998 - Most Popular Group
  • 1999
    • Anugerah Industri Muzik (AIM) - Best Music Video (Director/Song: KRU/The Way We Jam); Best Engineered Album(Engineer/Album: Edry Abdul Halim/The Way We Jam); Anugerah Kembara(special jury’s award to recognize local acts who have made an impact regionally or internationally)
    • Anugerah Bintang Popular 1999 - Most Popular Group
  • 2000
    • NTV7's Most Popular Video Clip - Most Popular Video Clip, Jangan Lafazkan (chosen by public through polls)
    • Anugerah Planet Muzik (APM) - Best Asian Group
  • 2001
    • Music Authors’ Copyright Protection Bhd (MACP) - Most Popular English Song (The Way We Jam)
    • Malaysian Book Of Records (MBOR) - First Virtual Artiste KRU created Tyco, their virtual alter egos with 3D characters named Tylo, Yiko and Psylo.
  • 2002
    • Anugerah Industri Muzik (AIM)- Best Nasyid Album (Artiste/Producer/Album: Rabbani/KRU/Intifada)
    • Malaysian Video Awards 2002 - KRU's video Impak Maksima won SILVER in the Best Music Video category
  • 2003
    • Anugerah Industri Muzik (AIM) - Best Music Video (Director/Song: Virginia Kennedy/Impak Maksima); Best Nasyid Album (Artiste/Producer/Album: Rabbani/Edry, Archie & Ustaz Sohibul/Qiblat)
    • Anugerah Juara Lagu (AJL) 18 - Winner of the Pop Rock category for Ezlynn's Hi Hi Bye Bye
  • 2004
  • 2005
    • Anugerah ERA 2005 - Choice Music Video (Terhangat di Pasaran); Choice Vocals - Duo or Group (Terhangat di Pasaran)


1. CANGGIH (1992) ~ Fav. Songs: Canggih, Hanya Kau, U Make My Day, Generasiku, Sekali Lagi (Gadisku), Cherrina, 2020

2. reKRUed (1993) ~ Fav. Songs: Mengerti, Inikah Ertinya Cinta?, Terima Kasih, Janji Tinggal Janji

3. AWAS (1994) ~ Fav. Songs: Awas, Untukmu '94, Mengerti (live frm Life Centre), Di Dalam Dilema

4. Beware: Awas da Soundtrack (1995) ~ Fav Songs: Salah Siapa, Malam Kita, Emilia, Awas (LP Mix)

5. Oh La La (1996) ~ Fav Songs: Oooh! La! La!, Apa Saja, Semuanya OK, Freaky G

6. Krumania - compilation (1997) ~ Fav. Songs: Semua kat atas & Di Pintu Syurga, E'nuff Eez E'nff, Getaran Jiwa

7. The Way We Jam *first English Album (1998) ~ Fav. Songs: The Way We Jam, lain2 ok2 je..

8. Formula Luar Biasa (1999) ~ Fav. Songs: Jangan Lafazkan, Luarbiasa

9. Tyco - as Tyco, Malaysia's first animated artiste (2000)

10. Krujaan (2000) ~ Fav. Songs: Impak Maksima, Ucapkanlah

11. Empayar Krujaan V 2.0 (2002) ~ Fav. Songs: Perpisahan Terasing, Impak Maksima, Ucapkanlah

12. Yusry *First album solo (2003)

13. Relax *compilation (2004) ~ Fav. Songs: Babe, Di Pintu Syurga, Apa Saja

14. KRUnisme (2005) ~ Fav. Songs: Terhangat Di Pasaran, Selamat Datang, Sampai, Seksa

15. Di skala Richter (2006)

There's few albums, not included here.

SYABAS KRU!!! Semoga sentiasa bersemangat utk menerbitkan lagu-lagu & maintain imej RAP smpai bila2. Peace u ollzzzz!

Lelaki Seperti Aku ~

Memang tak ada lelaki seperti aku
Tapi yang lebih baik banyak

Memang tak ada lelaki sehebat aku
Tapi yang lebih hebat banyak

Maka tak perlu kau susah hati
Banyak lelaki yang bisa kau pilih
Untuk kau jadikan sandaran hati

Memang tak ada lelaki seseksi aku
Tapi yang lebih seksi banyak

Memang tak ada lelaki setampan aku
Tapi yang lebih tampan banyak

Maka tak perlu sedu sedan itu
Jangan sampai kau rendahkan dirimu
Memaksa aku menjadi pacarmu

Oo baby baby
Jangan kau marah sebab ku tolak
Ku tahu kau cantik
Ku percaya kau baik
Ku yakin pasti ada
Lelaki yang tertarik
Oo baby
Jangan kau dendam sebab ku enggan

Bercinta aku mahu
Tapi tidak denganmu
Ku sudah ada satu
Kekasih yang menunggu

Ceritanya aku sedang belajar setia
Makanya dari itu kamu jangan memaksa
Kerna aku memang tak suka mendua

TiGa KaTa ~

Yeah..lagu ni ditujukan kepada mereka yang sudah lupa erti cinta
Hanya 3 kata sahaja
cukup besar maksudnya
Wo ai ni
I love you
Aku cinta padamu
Tiga kata paling bermakna
Tapi jarangnya didengar
Naan unnai kathalikaraen
Tiga kata paling menyentuh
Tapi jarangnya disebut

Mungkinkah kerna kita dah terlalu selesa
Keintiman seolah semakin hambar
Dari gerak gaya
Hingga ke tutur kata
Tak menggambarkan cinta
Wo ai ni
I love you
Aku cinta padamu
Tiga kata paling bermakna
Tapi jarangnya didengar
Naan unnai kathalikaraen

Tiga kata paling menyentuh
Tapi jarangnya disebut
Katakan ci..cinta ci..cinta kamu
Katakan ci..cinta ci..cinta
Walaupun kita saling
Sayang satu sama lain
Tapi kenapa sukar meluahkan rasa
Berikan mereka tahu
Andainya hari esok
Di takdirkan berpisah
Dalam kesibukan
Kita seringkali mula hilang kemesraaan
Dengan mereka disisi
Tak rasa bersyukur
Tak rasa berbangga
Mempunyai bahu setia untuk kita bersandar
Pejamkan matamu
Lihat lah di hatiku
Semua kasih terhimpun,
Dibiarkan terkurung
Jadi keluarkan
Sekarang luahkan

Katakan ci..cinta ci..cinta kamu
Katakan ci..cinta ci..cinta (aku cinta padamu)

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Resipi Pilihan: "Spanish Tapas-Inspired Mussels"

When you think "mussels" you may not instantly think "chickpeas," but the two are joined in tasteful union in this delicious, bistro-style dish. You'll want some crusty bread to sop up the sauce.

Recipe Nutrition

Per serving: 370 calories; 10 g fat (2 g saturated fat, 5 g mono unsaturated fat); 48 mg cholesterol; 39 g carbohydrates; 27 g protein; 7 g fiber; 619 mg sodium; 730 mg potassium Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (130% daily value), Vitamin A (50% dv), Iron (45% dv), Folate (36% dv), Potassium (21% dv).


  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 8-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed (3/4 cup)
  • 8 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 4-ounce jar chopped pimientos, rinsed
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • Pinch of saffron
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth or reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup dry sherry
  • 2 pounds mussels, scrubbed and debearded (see Tip)


  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add chickpeas, tomatoes, onion, garlic and pimentos. Cook, stirring frequently, until softened, 6 to 8 minutes.
  3. Stir in oregano, pepper and saffron. Cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  4. Pour in broth and sherry, stirring to scrape up any browned bits. Bring to a simmer.
  5. Add mussels and stir to combine. Return to a simmer. Cover, reduce heat and simmer until the mussels open, 6 to 8 minutes. Stir; discard any unopened mussels before serving.
  6. Tip: To debeard a mussel, hold the mussel in one hand. Firmly pull out the black fibrous "beard" from the shell.

Resipi Pilihan: "Salmon au Poivre"

A dream dinner, ready in 25 minutes, is accomplished by simply cooking salmon, then serving it on a bed of greens with strawberries. Experiment with other fish or even grilled chicken in this entree to build a repertoire of super-fast, super-nutritious meals.


  • 4 6-oz. salmon fillets, skin removed
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 to 3 tsp. cracked black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 5- or 6-oz. pkg. torn mixed salad greens
  • 1 cup halved fresh strawberries
  • 1/4 cup bottled balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing
  • 2 Tbsp. honey


  1. Sprinkle salmon fillets with salt. Lightly coat each side of salmon with cracked black pepper. In a large skillet cook salmon for 1 minute in hot oil. Turn salmon over; carefully add chicken broth. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes or until salmon flakes easily with a fork.
  2. Meanwhile, divide salad greens and strawberries among 4 plates. Drizzle greens with vinaigrette salad dressing. Remove salmon from cooking liquid and place on greens; drizzle salmon with honey.

Resipi Pilihan: "Grilled Chicken with White Barbecue Sauce"

Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas

1 Tbsp. dried thyme
1 Tbsp. dried oregano
1 Tbsp. ground cumin
1 Tbsp paprika
1 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
10 skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs (about 3 lb.)
White Barbecue Sauce

White Barbecue Sauce
Stir together 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise, 1/4 cup white wine vinegar, 1 minced garlic clove, 1 Tbsp. coarse ground pepper, 1 Tbsp. spicy brown mustard, 1 tsp. sugar, 1 tsp. salt, and 2 tsp. horseradish until blended. Cover and chill 2 to 4 hours. Store in an airtight container up to 1 week.

Combine first 7 ingredients until blended. Rinse chicken, and pat dry; rub seasoning mixture over chicken. Place chicken in a zip-top plastic freezer bag. Seal and chill 4 hours.

Preheat grill to 350° to 400° (medium-high) heat. Remove chicken from bag, discarding bag.

Grill chicken, covered with grill lid, 8 to 10 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 180°. Serve with White Barbecue Sauce.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Relax! Its your first pregnancy

Stress During pregnancyAre you excited to have your first baby? As a mother, you’re responsible for preparing yourself and the baby’s need for birth. Being pregnant is stressful to the mother. You become moody and irritated. You fear about giving birth. You ask so many questions to your doctor, family, and friends about pregnancy.

Physical changes occur to a pregnant woman. You gain weight and you usually experience fatigue and pain that can cause too much stress. The best way to do is to implement comfort in your daily activities to prevent pre-mature birth and to keep your baby healthy.

Physical and mental changes are not the only stressors when it comes to pregnancy. Financial need and education are also factors of stress to pregnant women. With less income, you are problematic about your hospital expenses, your needs like vitamins and milk, and your baby’s future.

Anxiety in Early Pregnancy

According to researchers, women who undergo anxiety in the early stages of pregnancy and hyperactive children ages 8 to 9 has similarities. This shows that severe anxiety experienced by the mother on the early stages of pregnancy can affect the baby’s mental health and has a great percentage of experiencing emotional disorders as he/she grows old.

The fetus inside the mother’s womb will also feel what the mother feels. So if the mother’s heart rate increases, the fetal heart rate also rises. The fetal development is a crucial stage during pregnancy. Emotional health by the mother will likely affect her baby. As much as possible, mothers should avoid severe stress.

To avoid high risk pregnancies, maintain a healthy lifestyle by taking nutritious food, drinking plenty of water, enough rest and sleep, exercise, and intake of supplements for the baby and mother.

Facts about Pregnancy and Stress

Women are able to surpass stress because of support systems like family, friends, and the health care team. Researchers believe that long period of stress in the early stages of pregnancy are likely to cause psychological effects in the baby than stress experienced in the late stages of pregnancy.

Traumatic events like loss of a loved one and serious personal problems are considered as major stressors to pregnancy. Other risk factors include your weight, age, and pre-existing health conditions.

How to Fight Stress

Our body’s system should fight against stress. The key to control stress is based from our lifestyle. One of the most important aspects of a healthy pregnancy is having the right diet. The baby consumes what you eat. Nutrients from your body will be used by the fetus for development. Take note that eating too much can’t be tolerated because you might be overweight- a factor for high risk pregnancy.

Are you used to smoking and drinking? These vices are very dangerous to the health of the unborn child. Too much consumption of alcohol might cause birth defects or pre-mature birth. Another way to avoid stress is limit traveling. Pregnant women usually are exhausted when traveling. Focus more on relaxation and getting enough rest and sleep.

Don’t forget to have a weekly check-up with your gynecologist. They know what is best and they require you to take laboratory tests for early detection of UTI (Urinary Tract Infection), anemia, gestational diabetes, and other pregnancy related conditions.

Share What you Feel

During times of distress, your family and friends are always there to comfort you. Stress in pregnancy is crucial to the mother. Have someone to talk to. Share your problems, concerns and feelings. You will surely feel relieved after sharing your concerns. Instead of worrying too much about your baby, divert your attention to other activities like reading a book, breathing exercises, or pregnancy classes.

[source: healthy-lifestyle; dedicated to my luvly fren who jst knew dat she's pregnant! congrats Sara]

Friday, September 02, 2011

Kisah di bulan Syawal [Suka & Duka] - Part 1

Salam aidilfitri semua, masuk hari yg ke-4 seluruh umat Islam meraikan kemenangan setelah sebulan berpuasa. 4 hari terakhir Ramadan aku upset sgt, tk dpt berpuasa lg, aduyai..ckp 10 hari thn ni kena ganti puasa [letih!]. Ada yg menangisi kepergian bulan Ramadan yg mulia (cukupkah doa & ibadah2 tmbhn ku? adakah aku telah menemui mlm lailatulqadar yg ku tunggu2? masih ada kesempatan utkku bertemu Ramadan thn hdpn? = Ya Allah, hanya padaMu ku berserah, aku hnya mampu berusaha & berdoa. Semoga sgala doa yg ku pohon diterima olehMu ya Allah. Aku mohon agar Kau ampuni dosa2ku ya Allah, di atas sgala khilafku & prbuatan yg tidak baik selama ini trhadap kedua ibubapaku, adik bradik ku, seluruh ahli keluargaku dan sahabat2ku.. Sesungguhnya aku manusia yg berdosa, selalu lalai & terlupa atau sengaja meninggalkn kewajipan ku sbg seorg muslimah briman & bribadah kpdMu, terimalah taubatku dan ampunilah segala dosa2ku ya Allah...amin ya rob.)

1 Syawal; seawal jam 4pagi aku trbangun, senyap je kt dapur, mak dh settle masak ke? alamak...sayur blom potong nk masak lodeh, haru biru betol aku. Kelam kabut bangun terus pi dapur. Aiks! itu ayam kari blom masakla...aduyai. Jengah bilik mom, tdo rupanya. penat kot..tkpela. kalau tk bngun jgk, trpksala I masak (mcm teror konon, stalkat jd assistant Chef ok la..hhehehe). Semasa azan subuh brkumandang barulah mom bangun n along balik dr kedai jahitnya. I dh sempat potong2 smua sayur n bahan2 nk masak pagi tiu, menu Kari ayam, lodeh n smbal kcg. Alhmdulillah nearly 7.30am smua settle, cepat kan? Tgh bz kt dapur tetiba fon aku brbunyi. Kak Long ila' call,"aku nk britau, alang zaini msuk hspital - HSA, salur pembuluh darah besar ke jantungnya pecah." Ya Allah, anjat boboi... Terus nbilang mom, lps ziarah kubur n umh Pak Anjang, kita terus ke HSA ya mom. Angah tk sedap ati la... Then I call hfon pak lang (dgn hrpn dpt bual2 dgn dia) hampa...alfie anaknya yg jwb. Bila ditnya keadaan ayahnya; "mcm tu la kak, tk tau la nk wat apa lg". Nasihatku padanya, jgn tinggalkn ayah, duduk brsama2 dia beri semangat, baca yassin, doakn smoga dia cepat sembuh ya dik.
Spt biasa tiap2 tahun, kami sekeluarga akan menziarahi pusara arwah ahli keluarga yg telah pergi meninggalkn kami (dad, Tok Abah, Nenek, Mokteh, Yayi). Kemudian pasti akan menziarahi rumah peninggalan arwah Tok Abah di Taib Andak. Kbetulan semasa di pusara arwah dad, adik2 dad dtg jugak [mak itam, mak dik & mummy wit their family]. Ramai yg menoleh tgk, ramai btul sdara mara kami..hehe. Akhirnya kami brkonvoi ke umah Tok Abah. Sempat sms mak anjang & call umh - 5 families are coming thru! Seketika riuhla rumah arwah Tok Abah dgn suara anak2nya & cucu2nya. Me as 2nd eldest cousins, sronok tgk kazen2 yg kecik2. Dgn beberapa duit raya [dgn bajet ala kadar, ini saja yg I trmampu] diedarkn pd smua kazens. Sapa cepat, dia dptla. Kalau kehabisan, sorryla ya sapa yg lmbt trjumpa di hari raya. Dlm kami nk beredar ke umah atok, I dpt call lg dr kak long ila'"babe, alang zaini dh meninggal" innalillah... Jom kita terus ke Sri Pulai. Kalau ke hospital, tkde gunanya, jalan pasti jem. Kami sekeluarga terus ke umah Pak Lang (nearby je dgn umah sewa me). Rasa menyesal pun ada tk jumpa dia di bln Ramadan lps..hurmmm. Redha saja la. Allah lebih sygknnya.. Even Pak Lang ni cuma cousin my mom, tapi kami mmg rapat. Agaknya dr kecil dulu kami diajar supaya menghormati, menyayngi & menziarahi sesama kita. Thanks to both our moyang. Alhamdulillah, jenazah smpai di rumah dlm 5.15ptg, telah dimndikn & dikafankn oleh pihak hospital. Keluarga & rakan2 berkesempatan melakukn solat jenazah sbg penghormatan terakhir. Ramai saudara mzra, rakan taulan hadir. Alhamdulillah cuaca kembali tenang setelah hujan lebat, kilat & petir sejak tghri. Cuma rintik2 hujan mengiringi jenazah ke pusara. Sedih hati tgk mak lang meraung n lemah, aku peluk n pujuk dia, mak lamg tk payahla ke kubur. Ya Allah, kasihanilah keluarga ini, berilah kekuatan n tenangkan hati2 mereka supaya redha atas apa yg mereka hadapi skrg..

[lmbt post wpun dh lama mengarang. bz braya...huhu]