Thursday, June 25, 2015

Recipe: Kung Pao Chicken (Chicken Cashew nuts)

Assalamualaikum and Hi dear readers,



Ramadhan Kareem and Happy Fasting to all my Muslim readers. How is your Ramadhan so far? As for mine, it is exciting and meaningful because it's my first Ramadhan alone with my nucleus family in our own house, and alhamdulillah it's the first year my 6 year old son fasting on his own, without us requesting him to do so. Having all three of us to Sahur and then pray for Subh prayer in jamaah is such a blessing, when starting each morning :) 



The other day, I uploaded this photo of my hubby's favourite meal which I cooked for Iftar, and surprisingly I received an overwhelming request for it's recipe :)






So here it is, Kung Pao Chicken; Nadine's style.. :)


Ingredients:
  • Chicken breast, diced
  • Oyster sauce
  • Corn starch
  • Cashew nuts, fried or roasted
  • Dried chili, cut smaller
  • Garlic, sliced
  • Ginger, sliced
  • Large onion, largely sliced
  • Garlic Chili Sauce ( I used Life Thai Chili sauce)
  • Chicken cube (1/2 cube)
  • 2 tbsp Light Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Dark Soy Sauce
  • Spring onion, sliced
  • water
  • cooking oil

Method:


  1. Marinate the chicken breast with oyster sauce for about half an hour.
  2. Coat the chicken breast with corn starch and stir fried the chicken for about 4-5 minutes. Set it aside.
  3. In the saucepan, used the oil to fry the chicken and stir fry the garlic, ginger, dried chili and large onion until fragrant. 
  4. In a small bowl, combined all the sauces with chicken cube and some water (adjust the thickness).
  5. Add in the chicken into the pan and stir. Pour in the sauces mixture and stir. 
  6. Add in the cashew nuts, and stir.
  7. Lastly add in the spring onion, stir and it's ready to be served!

Love,



Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Wordless Wednesday: Twinny kind of LOVE








Love,

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

E/// 50th Anniversary - First Celebration


Early of April this year, we had our first quarterly All Employee Meeting (AEM) at the Sky Terrace & Lounge of The Pinnacle. It's our first meeting outdoor, overlooking the nice view of Sunway Lagoon and other areas from 14th floor of Pinnacle.


Unlike the previous AEM, this time all employees were requested to wear "casual  jeans" as the dress code. During the registration, we were given a t-shirt each (colors according to the sizes, hence you know what your colleague's size based on the colors LOL!!). We were also given a leaf each, and we were requested to write our wish to E/// for it's 50th birthday, posed with the leaf and submit it back to the registration counter...




Me, and my wishes to E/// ;)


and our wishes were later being were displayed on the side walls near the office entrance :)


We were then requested to wear the t-shirt that we got (explained why they requested us to wear casual jeans as dresscode). How I wished I have brought my hand socks with me on that day, I had to wear my jacket to cover my hands...tak nampak logo t-shirt. Ciskek betul :P


The AEM started with the opening speech, followed by updates from all key accounts/ division and at the end of the sharing, our Country Manager officiate E/// 50th anniversary by launching the 50th anniversary logo:





High-tea / refreshments were served afterwards and we took the time to mingle with our colleagues. Makan time has always been the best time. Heheh!





With my colleagues from different departments and our Country Manager (in blue), in front of our newly launched logo :)





With our new logo and the tagline...
Amacam, boleh jadi E/// ambassador tak nie? :P


Happy 50th Anniversary E///, may you continue to be the pioneer, sucessful and  be the changemaker in networked society!
:)

Love,

Thursday, June 4, 2015

The Little Sister's Wedding - Part III


The following Saturday (28th March 2015), the wedding reception of the Groom's side was held at a banquet hall in Selayang. The theme color was purple.




Most of our relatives which lives far away has gone back to their hometown so it was just us, my grandmother, my uncle & family and my aunt & family who came that day..Sikit tak sikit, 3 tables jugakla :)





The ceremony started off by the "blessings" from the family members..




and followed by eating session. Nyums!!


Now that I was off-duty from the wedding task, I get to take more photos..hihi :P



The newlyweds at Meja Beradab...


We decided to wear pastel colors for this reception; the children in white English theme, together with le' hubs and yours truly in salmon pink. Finally I have the reason to wear this modern kurung which I bought quite sometime ago.. :D


my cheeky twinnies


my one and only little boy :)


 

With my one and only man :)


The reception ended after the cake-cutting ceremony. Finally, the wedding weekends has come to the end. 

To my sister Hidayah and her husband, Azwan,

Heartiest congratulations from Along. Welcome to the marriage life. Be patience, be understanding and continue to love each other. May you have a wonderful marriage till Jannah. 

Aamin.



Love,


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

The Little Sister's Wedding - Part II

After the solemnization was held on 21st March 2015, the wedding reception of my little sister was held on the very next day, 22nd March 2015 at Dewan Perdana Keramat Mall. The theme color was maroon, the bride's favorite color. 





Twinnies, before the event started. Ape ape pun, milk time first. 
LOL! :))


My mom assigned me as her assistant that day, to greet and meet the guest as well as giving out goodies at the end of the event. Most of the time,  I stood near the grand entrance and once a while, I met and chat with the guests so that they felt welcomed. I was busy with my tasks that I didn't get to snap a lot of photos during the event itself. Harapkan ihsan cousins je...hihi



Fr left: Me, Mak, Cik Bah (my late father's sister) and Cik Min (my late father's SIL)
We are the "penjaga pintu dewan" hehe :D


The event started the bride marching in the hall, followed by Do'a recitation from my beloved husband. I was in the midst of recording him in action when my phone battery drained out. Huwaaa...so sad! T_T



Kak Ngah and her entourages


Just before the Groom and his family marched into the hall, my aunts dragged me to be seated at the pelamin as the toll girl for my sister (according to Johorean traditional custom - Tol Pengantin). All I thought was I have to talk and persuade them to hand in the "big" angpau to me in order for the Groom to be seated next to the Bride...it turned out that there was also a pantun session. Mak ai, berpeluh kejap akak nak jual-beli pantun! I was totally unprepared!! Lucky my Cik Lin was there to help me out...*phewww*


Before I got my big fat angpau..hehehe :D


Finally! hahaha!

Next, it was the "giving blessing"/member restu ceremony where the elderly such as grandfather/grandmother, father/mother, uncles/aunts, or siblings gave blessings to the newlyweds...I skipped this part as I was too busy greeting the guest who came at the peak hour...



Tok Mak and Mak gave the blessings to Kak Ngah & Tam



Since the theme color was maroon, we as the family members were required to wear traditional outfits in maroon color. My modern kurung was designed by yours truly and tailored by a local tailor in KL. I am satisfied with her service! Now I have a trusted tailor...wee! dah bolehla beli kain pasang lepas ni :)



The "old-lyweds"... LOL!



Weddings are always the place to get people connected from all over the places. Family, relatives, neighbours and close friends gather at one time. Blessed...



With my family that flew all the way from Brunei Darussalam. 
Thank you for coming! :)





With my family that came all the way from Singapore.
Thank you for coming! :)




With my family members from my mom and dad's side. 
Most of them came all the way from Johor and Negeri  Sembilan.
Thank you for being part of this event. Love all of you!




I was fortunate that my university-BFFs were able to come on that day too. Missed them so much! :)



With Dr. Azah and Teacher Inda..



With Fiza & Shah and the newlyweds. 
Please excused the twinnies...too bored of photography I guess :P



The wedding ended at about 5pm that day with photography session. One for the family album!!





Love,