Thursday, July 30, 2009

Doctoral Workshop

Last week, I was at Dynasty hotel for three days where FHTM organizing a Research Methodology workshop on 23rd – 25th July. We check in at the Suite room at 8M floor (quite mistery floor). The workshop is aimed to help the FHTM staff that is proposed to do PhD that is guided by Prof. Dr. Nor Khomar. This workshop is intended to bring us on topics related to our area. There are 9 staff participated in this workshop: Rohaizah, Syed Munir, Amri, Haliza, Dahlia, Munira, Nurul Adna, Fakhrul, Kak Tina and me.

During the workshop, each of us need to come up with the research interest, independent variable, dependent variable, research issues and the research questions. It is our opportunity to assist us in preparing our research proposals which the pre poposol presentation will be on 26th October.

I had a great pleasure in participating this workshop where it providing me the splendid opportunity to present my research proposal and exchange thoughts and ideas on my PhD proposals. I think everybody are sharing the same thing. Thanks to Prof Nor Khomar for spending her time in helping us to prepare our research proposal.

each of the participants have to write their research title, objective,
questions and the framework on the majong paper and paste it on the wall

The participants using majong paper to come up with their research interest, DV, IV, research issues and research questions
Syed M and Amri struggling to come up the IV & DV during the first day workshop.
Miss Rohaizah was concentrating in identfying her research framework
Syed Munir sketching his research framework

Prof Nor spending time with Haliza discussing on her research

Dahlia was busy searching the journal in the internet

This is our last day workshop, packing things to check out

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Dinner menu: Sup Tulang

Sup Tulang

This is a sup tulang, one of the easy dishes to make when you have not enough time to cook. What you need to do is boil beef bone (35 minutes). Then, add potatoes & carrot. Tumis slice onion, cili api, garlic, ginger with sup bunjut, black & white paper until fragrant then add in the beef bone stock. Simmer about 5 minutes,then add cauliflower, tomatoes & celery. Add salt. Garnish with daun sup & bawang. Ready to serve. Senang kan...

The Ingredients

Ready to serve...

Friday, July 17, 2009

Skuad Selangor

Last Saturday, at about 4.30 p.m, Selangor Team came to football field at Dewan Serbaguna AU2, Keramat to meet with their fans. My 2nd boy was very excited to meet the Selangor Team. So apa lagi, my husband bring him to the place to watch the Selangor team playing with Primary School boy from SK Taman Keramat AU2. Sempat juga ambil gambar bersama pasukan Selangor.

Selangor centreback Khairul Anuar Baharom

My son Shakim with Gol Keeper, Mohd Hamsani Ahmad

Striker, Mohd Safiee Sali wear jersey No. 10 which once wore by legendary Selangor FA, the late Mokhtar Dahari

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Assam Pedas Ikan Bawal

Assam Pedas Ikan Bawal

I'm thinking what to eat for dinner, so I make a simple menu, cooked Assam Pedas Ikan Bawal (only that raw material available in my freezer) even though I can buy a raw food at Jusco AU2 (just accross the road, opposite to my apartment) but I need to hurry cause 2 of my son dah lapar and they need to eat before they go for tuition class.

Recipie: Assam Pedas Ikan Bawal

2 Ikan Bawal (cut into half)
10 ocras
1 lemon
1 clove garlic
3 pcs assam keping
1 onion
1/2 inch tumeric
1/2 inch ginger
5 tbs cooking oil
salt to taste
2 tbs sugar
10 dried chilles
6 cili padi
tamarind juice
4 cup of plain water
1 tbsp belacan


1.Deep fried fish.
2. Blend chilles, cili padi, ginger, tumeric, onion, garlic and belacan.
3. Heat oil and fry the spices and fry till fragrant.
4. Add sugar & salt.
5. Add tamarind juice, asam keping and squeeze the lemon.
6. Add water and boil it about 5 minutes.
7. Add fried fish and ocras and simmer about 3 minutes. Then ready to serve.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Milestones of Masjid India

A front view of Masid India

Lorong Tuanku Abdul Rahman is one of the tourist attraction and interesting place to walk trough that offers some casual attire, local products, clothing as well as sample some local delicacies. Last two weeks, I plan to go to Bazaar at Lorong Tuanku Abdul Rahman looking for tudung. After spending about an hour walking along at Lorong Tuanku Abdul Rahman, I plan to stop at Masjid India (located apposite to Lorong Tuanku Abdul Rahman) for Zohor praying. This is my first time I went to Masjid India. I did took some pictures in the mosque while muslim was performing Zohor praying.

The interior side view of Masjid India

This mosque can hold about 2,000 worshippers, including those in the adjacent grounds

Another group was performing Zohor praying at the Masjid Jamek foyer

A history of masjid India. Masjid India was built in 1863 with a two storey religious building using aluminums rooftop. In 1963, the original wooden structure was demolished due to the overcrowding, especially during Friday Prayer. Masjid India was initially a small mosque. It was built with bricks and timber. The construction was financed by Indian Muslim merchants who lived and traded around Batu Road (now Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman). At that time there is no water supply so the Muslims that prayed in the mosque used water from the nearby Klang River for ablution.

Masjid India in 1863

The foundation was laid on 11th September 1962 by His Highness, the Sultan of Selangor. In 1962 a committee was formed to build a three storey mosque. The old building was pulled down in 1964. On 29th June 1964, the Sultan officially opened the new three storey mosque. On the 11th of September 1964, the foundation stone of the new Masjid India Selatan was laid by Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, who was the former ruler of Selangor state at the time. On the 29th of June 1966, the present Masjid India Selatan was officially opened to public by the same Sultan.