Monday, August 30, 2010


Subhanallah, Ramadhan dah nak tinggalkan kita?

Will we see the light of Ramadhan again next year? Nobody knows. I don't know, you don't know, only Rabb knows.

So, let's gear up!!! If it is to be the last round of sale, I'm sure you & me will squeeze in and be part of the crowds to do our shopping, to take the offerings. And now, Allah s.w.t is giving His offering generously ... so let's grab it together, as much as you can ... susah sangat ke????

Strength and determination will bring the reward.


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Cucoq oH Cucoq

I made vege fritters for iftar one evening. During the meal, ayah asked, "Ada apa dalam ni?". I answered, "Macam biasa, sayur-sayuran dan minced chicken", short. Then ayah start to tell a story,
(Please be cautious: The writing in red is to be read using northern dialect aka bahasa Kedah)

"Baru-baru ni kecoh jugak kat satu pasar Ramadhan tu ...".

We listen, and ayah continued,

"Pasai cucoq udang la".

We listen, and ayah continued,

"Ada sorang mamat ni, dia beli cucog udang, bila balik, dia makan tengok tepung saja yang ada. Udang tak dak pun. Esok tu dia pi marah kat tukang juai tu. Dia kata tukang juai tu menipu, juai cucog tepung"

We listen, and ayah continued,

"Yang best tu, tukang juai tu balaih balik. Dia kata orang yang beli tu ngada-ngada. Selama ni makan cucoq badak tak dak badak, tak bising pun" ...

Then, we stopped him .... kuang kuang kuang ... KAMI DAH TERKENA. It was just a joke during iftar. Atikah responded solemnly, "Anak tok wan Mi .....".

Readers, did you get the joke?

Note: Tok Wan Mi is my father in law and loves to tell jokes/ riddles with his grandchildren.

This my version of vege fritters. For the recipe, please visit Koleksi Resepiku.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Sabrina & EEG

During her stay at the medical center last two weeks, doctor did an EEG on her.

What is EEG? I, myself got to find out from the internet (of course, I am not the medical doctor). This what I found from

What It Is

An electroencephalogram (EEG) is a test used to detect abnormalities related to electrical activity of the brain. This procedure tracks and records brain wave patterns. Small metal discs with thin wires (electrodes) are placed on the scalp, and then send signals to a computer to record the results. Normal electrical activity in the brain makes a recognizable pattern. Through an EEG, doctors can look for abnormal patterns that indicate seizures and other problems.

Why It's Done

The most common reason an EEG is performed is to diagnose and monitor seizure disorders. EEGs can also help to identify causes of other problems such as sleep disorders and changes in behavior. EEGs are sometimes used to evaluate brain activity after a severe head injury or before heart or liver transplantation.


If your child is having an EEG, preparation is minimal. Your child's hair should be clean and free of oils, sprays, and conditioner to help the electrodes stick to the scalp.
The Procedure
An EEG can either be performed in an area near the doctor's office or at a hospital. Your child will be asked to lie on a bed or sit in a chair. The EEG technician will attach electrodes to different locations on the scalp using adhesive paste. Each electrode is connected to an amplifier and EEG recording machine.

(Picture: The nurse is preparing her for the procedure).
The electrical signals from the brain are converted into wavy lines on a computer screen. Your child will be asked to lie still because movement can alter the results.
If the goal of the EEG is to mimic or produce the problem your child is experiencing, he or she may be asked to look at a bright flickering light or breathe a certain way. The health care provider performing the EEG will know your child's medical history and will be prepared for any issues that may arise during the test.
Most EEGs take about an hour to perform. If your child is required to sleep during it, the test will take longer. You might be able to stay in the room with your child, or you can step outside to a waiting area.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Ramadhan is here again

Alhamdulillah, we are all fortunate to still be breathing for another Ramadhan. A month for 'ibadah', to devote ourselves to the Creator as a sign of grateful for all the good things happened to us.

As for me, the actual Ramadhan hasn't started yet. And it was a hectic start for Ramadhan this year. With first Ramadhan spent in the medical center. It wasn't me, it was Sabrina this time. She was only down with fever, in fact, not a very high fever. However, she collapsed at the fish shop on Monday (9th August). She was standing beside me when suddenly I heard her crying voice softly, I asked her why ...? She answered, she cannot see. I asked her again, what is it that she cannot see, she answered - 'Everything'. At that point, I knew that she's fainting. I hold her closed to me when she slowly passed out. I carried her on my shoulder unnoticingly of the weight and rush to the car. I was quite scared at that time not knowing the cause of her faint. Is it due to the lack of oxigen? (that was what worried me most!!). As Klinik Baharuddin (the nearest clinic closed), I decided to take to the next nearest clinic - Pusat Kesihatan UiTM. Arriving at the Pusat Kesihatan, with the help of the nurses on duty, she regained conscious .... ALHAMDULILLAH. An observation showed that the oxigen level is OK, again, I was relieved. But as suggested by the doctor on duty (also after tele-consultation with Dr Zuhrah and quick search on the internet), we took her to Medical Center that night. There, she stayed for 4 days for further test and observation.

Alhamdulillah, there's nothing serious, just a fever for a bacterial attack. Ya Allah! this test is too small if compared to all the things that you have granted me in my life.

"Then which of the favours of your Lord will you deny"

Surah al-Rahman.