December 30, 2010


Salam all.. Fwahhhhhh.. This will be my LAST post for 2010.. N I successfully achieve 15 posts this year yeah!!!! (quite few eh? =,=).. Hahahaha.. Well, when my post was 13, I know I MUST go for 15. Why 15? Well, 15 is a lucky number :D (I know I'm superstitious haha)so here I am - at the fifteenth post :)

Well, in this post, I'm not going to write any dramas, narratives or poems. I'm also not doing any cookings for this one. However, I'm gonna share some of my drawings.. I'm not really good at drawing and I know my cartoons are not that good but drawing is one of my hobbies and I enjoy doing it. So, what the heck :)

This is my "goodbye 2010" cartoon. This is the worst actually. Haha.. I only got some blunt pencils to draw (without a sharpener) so when I draw cartoon as little as this one, it really sucks.

Okay, I learnt not to draw small-sized cartoons when all I have is blunt pencils :D Well, talking about learning; throughout this year, I really learnt a lot actually - through all my mistakes, all the bitterness and all the kindness. 2010 brings a lot of memories - good and bad; but all beneficial. We must learn to cherish good ones and accept bad ones. Good memories help us stay positive and optimistic while bad memories gives us the strength to be better.

Life is a piece of paper. We are the ones to draw what we want. If it looks bad, accept that fact and try to do better :D Woahhh, enough 'philosophy-ing' Ap, enough! Anyway, I haven't drawn anything for quite a long time so I'm rusted. Better sharpen my skills! - and pencils =,=

Goodbye 2010 and Welcome 2011. Thank you everyone - for being in my life. Let's hope for the best tomorrows..

December 29, 2010

"Parti Nanas Anda" - A Tale of Pineapple Mishap

Salam all! Haha.. *Coughs.. The Malay title is taken from a friend of mine - Shafiq Azid. Why? Well, there's no actual reasons; but he seems to be in love with pineapples or "nanas"(his current profile photo on Facebook is a pineapple).

Anyway, I tried to create a pineapple-based dish but it turned into a quasi-disaster - the sauce!! It was too sweeettttt *sighs. Anyway, I think I got a solution for it but i haven't done it. So, why don't we all try it together later? (I'm talking about the "less-sweetened" one - is there such word?).

Nevermind that, these are what we need: Pineapple Juice, Tangerine (this is 'asam jawa' right?), Honey, Prawns, Squids, Onions, Capsicums, Black Pepper Sauce, Black Pepper, BBQ Sauce, Margarine, Salt, Broccoli, Cheddar Cheese, Bread Crumbs, Mayonnaise.

First, grill some squids which had been marinated with pineapple juice, tangerine, honey and salt (marinate them for half a day).

Then, grill some prawns. just sprinkle some salt and pepper on the prawns. Put the squids and the prawns aside.

Now comes the disaster part - the sauce. Previously, I put some pineapple juice, black pepper, black pepper sauce, BBQ sauce, capsicums, salts, AND CRUSHED PINEAPPLE (gatai sgt tudia laa). Yup, the mistake was that I put crushed pineapple slices which are as SWEET as HELL. So, we should just leave the crushed pineapple because it will ruin the taste. Put the sauce aside.

Okay, we're now making the side dish and let me tell you this; I lovee it - Broccoli Cheese Bites! I got the idea of using broccoli from my mom and went through some cooking websites to get this one but I can't seem to remember the name. Anyway, first, put some broccoli in boiling water for about 5 minutes.

In a pan, melt some cheddar cheese(or any cheese you prefer).

Then, coat the broccoli with the melted cheese and roll them in bread crumbs. The broccoli should now be covered in cheese and breadcrumbs. After a 2 or 3 minutes, deep-fry your Broccoli Cheese Bites.

Tadadaaa~ Seafood Pineapple Sweet Sauce with Broccoli Cheese Bites.. And i'm posing in my 'metal pose' which i think is cool even though Suhaibmon is saying I don't look cool with it.

Haha, En.Ciput is enjoying it.

Looks can be deceiving. Even though the sauce was QUASI-disastrous, if you arrange your meal properly, this is what happens.

Try it!! Especially the Broccoli Cheese Bites!!! :D

Baking with Ap and Nieces :D

Salam again! hahahaha.. Well, this mid-sem break really gives me the time to cook and bake my hearts out.. Hahahaha (laughing as I pretend to forget the unfinished assignments =,=) Anyway, I'm gonna share with u a very special yet simple recipe of mine - Chocolate Nut Cookies. This recipe was actually given by Mak Cik Siti who helped me with my LIT paper during SPM. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! :D

These are wut u need ; Margarine, Castor Sugar, Egg, Milo, Nuts (of any kind), Cocoa, Chocolate Rice, Chocolate Chips, Wheat Flour, Hon Kwee Flour.

First, beat 340g of margarine with 200g of castor sugar.

Haha, these are my labours (coughs) I mean, nieces.. Beat it until the mixture seems a little bit fluffy but not TOO fluffy since we're not baking cakes!

next, add in AN EGG. Yup! Only ONE egg - so, this recipe is good for those who are controlling their diet except the fact that we've already put 340g of margarine :D Put that aside.

Now, let's focus on Mixture B (Suddenly there's A and B). If you've bought whole nuts, crush them like I did - but remember, don't crush them into powder; just until they become coarse.

Well, this makes things easier. Hahahaha.. Anyway, keep in mind that we're free to choose ANY kinds of nuts - groundnuts, cashews, almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, etc.

There's the 7 spoons of Milo, 7 spoons of chocolate rice, 7 spoons of crushed nuts, some choc chips (optional) and a teaspoon of cocoa powder.

Now, add in 340g of wheat flour and a tube of Hon Kwee flour. When buying Hon Kwee flour, make sure u're buying whether white or yellow Hon Kwee flour ONLY. I'd mistakenly bought GREEN HK flour and it looks really creepy =,= (even though it's not that visible) Anyway, mix everything thoroughly.

Okay, now we can 'unite' both mixtures - A and B. Mix thoroughly.

When both mixtures have been mixed well, it will look like this - a creepy greenish looking cookie dough. hahaha

We can now shape the cookies. Make sure the cookies are not too thick or too thin because their thickness influence the period they should be baked. Put a chocolate chip on top of it - just for fun :D

Hahahahaha.. The cookies are sooooooo uneven (I'm talking about the shape haha) :D

Bake the cookies from 15 to 30 minutes - depending on the thickness.

Ahahaha.. This is the result :D :D :D

En. Ciput is enjoying it! hahaha

Okay, this is what happens when you watch TV while you're baking cookies.

Try it guys!! Salam! :D

December 26, 2010

Cooking with Ap :D

Salam all.. Now this post is REALLY DIFFERENT (This may be the 100th time I said that but trust me this time). Haha.. Last time, I made a poem about Food and Poop. This time, I'm only going to talk about Food (No Poops :D) so, let me share with u my Mint Carbonara Chicken with Mushroom :D (Cooking's always been my hobby by the way)

Okay, these are what u need ; Chicken, Grey Oyster Mushrooms, Mint, Onions, Garlic, Black Pepper, Parsley Flakes, Rosemary, Salt, Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO), Mayonnaise, Fried Chicken Flour, and of course, Prego's Carbonara Spaghetti Sauce.

First, "tumis" the onions and garlic with some EVOO (I can't seem to find the word for "tumis" so I just put it there.. haha.. or is it saute?)

Okay, now the pieces of chickens can be fried - with salt, parsley flakes and pepper of course. No need to really cook it because we're going to deep-fry it later anyways.

When the chicken seems golden enough, add in some grey oyster mushroom. Ahaaa, this is why we're not directly deep-frying the chickens - to make the mushroom flavours seep into the chickens' flesh :) After the chickens and mushroom seem fried enough, put them aside because we're going to prepare the sauce :D

Ahaaaa, Prego time! hahaha

To make the sauce, use Prego. Add some pepper, salt, parsley flakes, rosemary, and not to forget, some mints. Oh ya, after the sauce seems ok, add some mayonnaise.

Put the sauce aside and let's get back to the chickens :D Coat the pieces of chicken with mayonnaise and then coat them with some fried chicken flour. Yum right? okay, let's deep-fry them now.

Pour the sauce on the chickens and present them. This is the result yeah! The lighting is a little bit off but believe me, it's yummy! Waittt!!

Tadaaaaa - Mint Carbonara Chicken with Mushroom. I figured that if I present it myself, it looks more interesting n delicious.. Haha

En.Ciput is enjoying it! haha

This is what happened after a few seconds (okay, I'm bragging haha)

Try it guyz! :D

December 25, 2010

Kedah Blogger - That's ME!

Salam all... Okay, this post will be totally different from my other posts... Why? Well, I'm writing this for Well, I just found out about BPM through Pip's blog. the guys from BPM had an interesting idea which caught my attention - "Kategori Sahabat Blogger Mengikut Negeri" or categorizing bloggers according to state of residence. Thus, this is basically the reason for the entry of this post - connecting with other bloggers from Kedah.

Well, name defines a person. As for me, well, choose for yourselves - Ap, Cerap,
Acap, Serap, Asyrap, etc. (Those are wut I've been known as)


Currently using 3 e-mails - each bearing different histories and significances.

Living in Langgar, Alor Setar. Nothing special here - but hey, it's my home. The image below is Kedah (yeah right).

But but but, this is still my blog so I don't feel comfortable writing just that. So here's an original from me.

(This has meanings - seriously)

December 24, 2010

Food and Poop

Salam all, I have a 4-lined poem to share with you. It's very simple but it's very meaningful to me :)

I see a table – full with food,
Munch, munch, munch – including the soup,
3 hours later, I feel the need to poop,
The food was good; but i still can't flush the poop.

Okay, you must be wondering, why the hell did I write this one? Well, this poem actually reflects the current situation of my life. As you all might have known (or not), I am in my second semester; and know this, even though food's been good, this semester is really full of un'flush'able poop :D the whole 'Pregnant Pause' drama thingy, the weight gain thingy, the car thingy, the exam thingy, the bye2-money thingy (no need to go into details :D). But hey, we can't expect a perfect life can we? I just hope that everyone always bear this in mind - if our toilets clog, don't ever stop plunging and flushing our poops away.

Savour every bite you take because eventually, you'll have to go to the toilet.
Be happy, be positive, be ready to be unhappy :)