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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Traditional Foods in Kelantan


Kelantan Darul Naim is not only known with its variety of cultural but also famous with its unique food. For centuries, the originality of the taste made by the ancestors is not changed. For those who come to visit here must try these traditional food. You will not forget the taste and for sure you will dream to have it again.

Nasi Kerabu


The nasi kerabu is mix of herbs, the rice is cooked with many types of herbs.There are also finely sliced "daun kesom" a strong, minty, and peppery flavor laksa leaf, sliced "bunga kantan" torch ginger flower, sliced small onions, slice cucumber, beansprout, fish floss and fish crackers.This rice dish is a regional specialty from Kelantan and sometimes the rice is tinted blue from petals of flowers called bunga telang (clitoria). These herbal rice and those vege is good for detoxification.Other famous food are Nasi Dagang, Nasi Kerabu , Nasi Berlauk, Nasi Tumpang, Laksa Kelantan, Laksam, Ayam Percik, etc.

Nasi Dagang


The Nasi Dagang is made from aromatic or glutinous rice which is cooked with coconut milk (santan), blended onions and garlic and some spices such as fenugreek seeds.The Nasi Dagang is one of the tastiest dishes in Kelantan and goes well with fish curry, sour salad, hard boiled eggs and curried chicken.Tuna is the standard choice of fish but other fish can be used as well, such as tenggiri and salmon. It is a well-known breakfast food in the states on the East Coast of Peninsular malaysia, such as Kelantan and Terengganu.Nasi Dagang can also be considered as a festive dish in Kelantan because it is prepared at home for the morning of Hari Raya.

Nasi Berlauk

This is the most Kelantanese favourite food. Simple and tasty. It is served with white rice and fish curry and it is traditionally cooked.

Laksam


Laksam is flat rice noodles,based on rice powder and served with coconut milk gravy with finely-blended fish (ikan selayang) ,shrimp paste and garnish with raw vegetables like shredded cucumber, long beans, bean sprout and cabbage. They usually have it for breakfast but you still can have it anytime during the day, ...lunch...tea time or even for dinner. If you go to Kelantan you'll easily find it being sold at the fresh market or by the road side especially in the morning.

Budu

Budu, a fermented anchovy sauce that is used as a flavoring, added with chilli, onions & lemon juice and eaten with rice, fried fish and 'ulam' (assortment of herbs) such as long beans, pucuk paku or fiddlehead fern. 'Ulam' and the fish are dipped into the brownish condiment, and eaten with rice. The salty and sourish taste can get very addictive as most people tend to add rice when eating this! And apparently, this ancient sauce is considered to be full of anti-oxidants and potential free radical fighters. It is high in protein and uric acid content, thus not recommended for people with gout or hypertension.

Kerabu Beko

One of the delicacies that is unique to Kelantan and not found anywhere else in Malaysia is kerabu beko. The kerabu beko’s ingredient is of course the buah beko, a kind of fruit, similar to the Petai but is much wider, and grows tall. The outer skin is hard and has to be scrubbed clean by means of boiling or direct heat. Roasted beko is sliced into thin strips. Then the beko is soaked in salted water to remove the bitter taste. Once it’s softened, it’s sliced thinly and combined with pounded shallots, grated coconut, mackeral fish flakes, lime/ calamansi juice, black pepper and coconut milk. Finally the beko is mixed with grilled fish, kerisek (roasted coconut), salt to taste, lime, coconut milk, sliced chillies, sliced onions & black pepper.

Somtam

One of the famous Thai dish in Kelantan is Somtam. It is widely available in regions with large numbers of ethnic Thais such as Tumpat and Rantau Panjang. Somtam is a papaya salad with a salty, spicy, and sour taste. The main items in it are young, unripe papaya,tomato, soy sauce,dried prawn,groundnuts, fish sauce, lime juice, and chilies. These items are combined in a mortar, pounded with a pestle for few seconds and served. The salty and lime juicy taste is very popular.

Solok Lada

The unique of this type of food is where the filling is placed inside the chilly. The filling is made from flesh coconut, fish fillet and coconut milk. This tasty food is suitable to take with nasi kerabu which is also Kelantan traditional food.

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Jokes

The Silent Treatment
A man and his wife were having some problems at home and were giving each other the silent treatment. Suddenly, the man realized that the next day, he would need his wife to wake him at 5:00 AM for an early morning business flight.
Not wanting to be the first to break the silence (and LOSE), he wrote on a piece of paper,
"Please wake me at 5:00 AM ." He left it where he knew she would find it.
The next morning, the man woke up, only to discover it was 9:00 AM and he had missed his flight. Furious, he was about to go and see why his wife hadn't wakened him, when he noticed a piece of paper by the bed. The paper said, "It is 5:00 AM. Wake up."

W O R D S
A husband read an article to his wife about how many words women use a day.... 30,000 to a man's 15,000.
The wife replied, "The reason has to be because we have to repeat everything to men...
The husband then turned to his wife and asked, "What?"

CREATION
A man said to his wife one day, "I don't know how you can be so stupid and so beautiful all at the same time.
" The wife responded, "Allow me to explain.
God made me beautiful so you would be attracted to me; God made me stupid so I would be attracted to you!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Copy & Paste

A popular motivational speaker was entertaining his audience. He said: "The best years of my life were spent in the arms of a woman who wasn't my wife!"



The audience was in silence and shock. The speaker added: "And that woman was my mother!"



Laughter and Applause!!!


A week later, a top manager trained by the motivational speaker tried to crack this very effective joke at home. He was a bit foggy after a drink. He said loudly to his wife who was preparing dinner, "The greatest years of my life were spent in the arms of a woman who was not my wife!"



The wife went; "ahhhh!" with shock and rage.



Standing there for 20 seconds trying to recall the second half of the joke, the manager finally blurted out "...and I can't remember who she was!"



By the time the manager regained his consciousness, he was on a hospital bed nursing burns from boiling water.



Moral of the story...
Don't Copy if you can't PASTE

Monday, October 26, 2009

Surah Al-Insyirah - recite this surah everyday..

When I'm in sad,finding difficult, desperate. I always recite this surah in my shalat or prayers. I'm sure that Allah's helps is sufficient for me. To all people: dont be sad! Allah will always helps us.


بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِِ
-With the name of Allah the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

أَلَمْ نَشْرَحْ لَكَ صَدْرَكَ {1
-Did We not widen your bosom for you?

وَوَضَعْنَا عَنكَ وِزْرَكَ {2
-And relieve you of the burden

الَّذِي أَنقَضَ ظَهْرَكَ {3
-Which pressed heavily upon your back,

وَرَفَعْنَا لَكَ ذِكْرَكَ {4
-And We have exalted your remembrance for you

فَإِنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا {5
-So indeed with hardship is ease.

إِنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا {6
-Indeed with hardship is ease.

فَإِذَا فَرَغْتَ فَانصَبْ {7
-So when you finish the prayer, strive in supplication.

وَإِلَى رَبِّكَ فَارْغَبْ {8
-And incline towards your Lord.

Life is like a box of coconuts

To love is like playing the piano. First, you must learn to play by the rules. Then, you must forget the rules and play from your heart.

As long as we have memories, yesterday remains, as long as we have hope, tomorrow awaits. As long as we have friendship, each day is never a waste.

There are some things that we never want to let go of. People we never want to leave behind, but keep in mind that letting go isn’t the end of the world. It’s the beginning of new life.

Sometimes, it is good to be ‘alone’, but that doesn’t make us lonely.
It is not a matter of being present ‘with’ someone, it is a matter of being present ‘to’ someone. Many people will walk in and out of your life, but leave footprints in your heart.

The greatest regret in our lives are the risks we did not take. If you think something will make you happy, go for it. Remember that you pass this way only once!

Heartbreaks will last as long as you want and cut deep as you allow them to go. The challenge is not how to survive heartbreaks but to learn from them.

True love doesn’t have a happy ending. That’s because true love doesn’t have an ending. A heart truly in love never loses but always believes in the promise of love, no matter how long the time and how far the distance.

We are never given dreams without also being given the power to make them come true.

Learning how to be alone need not be lonely; it means you’re ready to be with someone else.

A casual friend will say, “Hi, hello!”
A close friend adds, “How are you doing?”
But a true friend further asks “What can I do to help?”

Lots of people will want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.

God never closes a door without opening a window. He always gives us something better when He takes something away.

As I look back on my past, I remember the tears I cried, the jokes I laughed at, the things I missed and lost, but there’s one thing I’ll never regret, it’s the day you became my friend.

Love has its own time, season and own reasons! You can’t ask it to stay, you can only embrace it as it comes and be glad that for a moment in your life it was yours!

We have no rights to ask when sorrow comes, “why did this happen to me?”
Unless we ask the same question for every moment of happiness that comes our way.

The recipe of friendship
1 cup of sharing
2 cups of caring
1 cup of forgiveness and hugs of tenderness
mix all these together… to make friends forever

just because someone doesn’t love you the way you want them to, doesn’t mean they don’t love you with all they have.

To discover new oceans, you should lose sight of shore. Happiness is like perfume, you can’t pour on others without getting drops on yourself.

In relationship, thanks god when you’re hurting or crying. There you are given the chance to measure the important of the relationship of the person and of yourself…then you grow.

Friends are like stars. You can’t always see them, but you know they are there. Have great hopes and dare to go all out for them. Have great dreams and dare to live them. Have tremendous expectations and believe in them.

Life is like a box of coconuts, you’ll never know if its crushed or not.

This story is really worth reading. .....

A boy was born to a couple after eleven years of marriage. They were a loving couple and the boy was the gem of their eyes. When the boy was around two years old, one morning the husband saw a medicine bottle open. He was late for office so he asked his wife to cap the bottle and keep it in the cupboard. His wife, preoccupied in the kitchen totally forgot the matter.

The boy saw the bottle and playfully went to the bottle fascinated by its color and drank it all. It happened to be a poisonous medicine meant for adults in small dosages. When the child collapsed the mother hurried him to the hospital, where he died. The mother was stunned. She was terrified how to face her husband.

When the distraught father came to the hospital and saw the dead child, he looked at his wife and uttered just five words.

QUESTIONS
:
1. What were the five words ?
2. What is the implication of this story?


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ANSWER :

The husband just said "I am with you Darling"

The husband's totally unexpected reaction is a proactive behavior.
The child is dead. He can never be brought back to life. There is no point in finding fault with the mother.
Besides, if only he had taken time to keep the bottle away, this would not have happened.
No one is to be blamed. She had also lost her only child.. What she needed at that moment was consolation and sympathy from the husband. That is what he gave her.

If everyone can look at life with this kind of perspective, there would be much fewer problems in the world. "
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Take off all your envies, jealousies,unforgiv eness, selfishness, and fears . And you will find things are actually not as difficult as you Think.

MORAL OF THE STORY
This story is really worth reading. .....
Sometimes we spend time in asking who is responsible or whom to blame, whether in a relationship, in a job or with the people we know. By this way we miss out something.

Never Too Old to Live Your Dream

The first day of school our professor introduced himself to our chemistry
class and challenged us to get to know someone we didn't already know. I
stood up to look around when a gentle hand touched my shoulder. I turned
around to find a wrinkled, little old lady beaming up at me with a smile
that lit up her entire being.

She said, "Hi, handsome. My name is Rose. I'm eighty-seven years old. Can I
give you a hug?"

I laughed and enthusiastically responded, "Of course you may!" and she gave
me a giant squeeze.

"Why are you in college at such a young, innocent age?" I asked.

She jokingly replied, "I'm here to meet a rich husband, get married, have a
couple children, and then retire and travel."

"No seriously," I asked. I was curious what may have motivated her to be
taking on this challenge at her age.

"I always dreamed of having a college education and now I'm getting one!"
she told me.

After class we walked to the student union building and shared a chocolate
milkshake. We became instant friends. Every day for the next three months
we would leave class together and talk nonstop. I was always mesmerized
listening to this "time machine" as she shared her wisdom and experience
with me.

Over the course of the school year, Rose became a campus icon and easily
made friends wherever she went. She loved to dress up and she reveled in
the attention bestowed upon her from the other students. She was living it
up.

At the end of the semester we invited Rose to speak at our football banquet
and I'll never forget what she taught us. She was introduced and stepped up
to the podium. As she began to deliver her prepared speech, she dropped her
three-by-five cards on the floor. Frustrated and a bit embarrassed she
leaned into the microphone and simply said, "I'm sorry I'm so jittery. I
gave up beer for Lent and this whiskey is killing me! I'll never get my
speech back in order so let me just tell you what I know." As we laughed,
she cleared her throat and began:

"We do not stop playing because we are old; we grow old because we stop
playing. There are only four secrets to staying young, being happy and
achieving success.

"You have to laugh and find humor each and every day.

"You've got to have a dream. When you lose your dreams, you die. We have so
many people walking around who are dead and they don't even know it!

"There is a giant difference between growing older and growing up. If you
are nineteen years old and lie in bed for one full year and don't do one
productive thing, you will turn twenty years old. If I am eight-seven years
old and stay in bed for a year and never do anything I will turn
eighty-eight. Anybody can grow older. That doesn't take any talent or
ability. The idea is to grow up by always finding the opportunity in
change.

"Have no regrets. The elderly usually don't have regrets for what we did,
but rather for things we did not do. The only people who fear death are
those with regrets."

She concluded her speech by courageously singing "The Rose." She challenged
each of us to study the lyrics and live them out in our daily lives.

At year's end, Rose finished the college degree she had begun all those
years ago. One week after graduation Rose died peacefully in her sleep.
Over two thousand college students attended her funeral in tribute to the
wonderful woman who taught by example that it's never too late to be all
you can possibly be.


It's never too late to be all you can possibly be.

This is a beautiful story.

This is a beautiful story.

An old American Muslim lived on a farm in the mountains of eastern Kentucky with his young grandson. Each morning Grandpa was up early sitting at the kitchen table reading his Quran. His grandson wanted to be just like him and tried to imitate him in every way he could.

One day the grandson asked, 'Grandpa! I try to read the Quran just like you but I don't understand it, and what I don't understand I forget as soon as I close the book. What good does reading the Qur'an do?'

The Grandfather quietly turned from putting coal in the stove and replied,
'Take this coal basket down to the river and bring me back a basket of water.'

The boy did as he was told, but all the water leaked out before he got back to the house. The grandfather laughed and said, 'You'll have to move a little faster next time,' and sent him back to the river with the basket
to try again. This time the boy ran faster, but again the basket was empty before he returned home. Out of breath, he told his grandfather that it was impossible to carry water in a basket, and he went to get a bucket
instead.

The old man said, 'I don't want a bucket of water; I want a basket of water.

You're just not trying hard enough,' and he went out the door to watch the boy try again.

At this point, the boy knew it was impossible, but he wanted to show his grandfather that even if he ran as fast as he could, the water would leak out before he got back to the house. The boy again dipped the basket into
river and ran hard, but when he reached his grandfather the basket was again empty. Out of breath, he said, 'See Grandpa, it's useless!'

'So you think it is useless?' The old man said, 'Look at the basket.'

The boy looked at the basket and for the first time realized that the basket was different. It had been transformed from a dirty old coal basket and
was now clean, inside and out.

'Son, that's what happens when you read the Qur'an. You might not understand or remember everything, but when you read it, you will be changed, inside and out. That is the work of Allah in our lives.