September 25, 2009

no kuah kacang.

I find that I have to constantly quell my urge to change my blog layout again. I do not know how many times I have done it in this year alone. But I think the one with the scribbled flowers in pencil suited me best as I was content with it for the longest time. Plus, that was perhaps the most creative phase in my blog life yet.

I love this new layout now, but I am constantly tweaking it, which means that I am still dissatisfied. I want it to have 3 columns instead of 2 and I want the sidebar on the left. I still haven’t succeeded in making it all that.

I think I must be the weirdest person around, who cares so too much, about what her blog looks like. More than anything, really. Anyways, what do you think?

Well anyway, happy Friday everyone!

Finally, the holiday mood is beginning to become alot more subdued and we (read:me) are coming to terms with the fact that the traffic and silent bliss are going to end soon, come Monday. It was really nice while it lasted.

So far, I have not received any open house invitations and I have not planned my own ones yet, either.

Reason being is simple; we are now a maidless society.

I’ll admit that I have never not had a helper before. But that doesn’t mean that I don’t know anything about house chores at all. Having a helper has just made life alot easier and alot less stressful for my parents and us all, generally.

Now that she’s back in Indonesia, (hopefully not for good), we have to consider many things before we actually decide to call people over for makan-makan. We all love to cook, no doubt about that, but the cleaning part is the one that we cringe thinking about. There are pots and pans to clean, plates to wash, rubbish to throw out, leftovers to handle and so many other things to consider. On top of preparing the dishes, we have to entertain the guests simultaneously when they come around.

Is it okay if I call people over and cook simple things like bihun sup, bihun goreng, sambal ikan bilis, pulut kuning and simple rendang? Or maybe some paratha and kuah kari would be nice as well, ey? Just to take a break from the ‘normal’ Hari Raya menus served.

I am thinking of having my own open house for friends, at my parents’ place of course, but I am still at the planning stage. I will let you know for sure, if there is any.

Meanwhile, I hope that anyone passing by my area would just give me a call when passing by, even if I only have like 4 types of homemade cookies and not much else to offer. It would be nice to have people raya-raya at my place. Plus, if anyone is going house hopping for Raya, please, I would like to tag along. Hee tak malu nak ikut.

Okay, I have to buckle down and get some work done before Monday comes. I’d like to start next week on the right foot. *Sigh*


chibi said...

tgk muka chik!!!! haha

i nak pegi but i got horrible flu =( takut nnt org tak selesa plak tsk

freespirited12 said...

i know. though he was acting that time, still menjadi gelojoh dia tu.

we missed you!

nanti just come over and have cookies okays?

Ilma said...

Kakak..I can't believe I don't have ur number. Cuz memang haritu aku beraya dekat Jalan Burhanuddin Helmi 3, TTDI. Rumah a good family friend. And while raya-ing there masa hari raya kelima, I teringat kat you, Medan Athinahapan isn't it? But xtau rumah number berapa. I would have given u a buzz if I had ur number.

add aku kat YM (if you're on YM) then we can exchange mobile numbers!

Btw, selamat hari raya! Maaf zahir batin=)

freespirited12 said...

oops. i don't have your number jugak tau. tsk tsk.

it would have been nice kan if you dropped by. macam dah berkurun tak jumpa. haih...

and yes, mmg my house dekat medan athinahapan, which is so near to burhanuddin helmi! tsk tsk.

anyways, will add you up at YM :)