The return of Bubur Lambuk Kampung Baru

Aromatic smell of spices rose up with the mist

From pots of porridge that you can never resist

Everyday hundreds lined up patiently in the queue

For their share of the well-known Bubur Lambuk Kampung Baru

Ramadhan Mubarak to all Muslims worldwide. Starting from today, we can once again enjoy the Malaysia’s best iftar – the ‘bubur lambuk’. Although this wonderful porridge can be found all over Malaysia, ‘Bubur Lambuk Kampung Baru’ from the famous Masjid Jamek stole the show.

Everyday, hundreds of people from all parts of Kuala Lumpur and Selangor could be seen lining up for some of this mouth-watering delicacy. But for those who are willing to pay RM 2.00 (for a pack of bubur lambuk) to skip the extremely long queue, I suggest that you should buy the ‘Bubur Lambuk Kak Sham’ sold by Aunty Sham who is a good friend of mum’s. As far as I know, Aunty Sham’s bubur lambuk is the best compared to the many other bubuk lambuk stalls around the mosque, with the taste as authentic as the famous Kampung Baru’s Masjid Jamek’s bubur lambuk.

(please click here to read more about ‘Bubur Lambuk Kampung Baru‘)

Today, my dad came home from the mosque with a gigantic bag of bubur lambuk. The aromatic scent immediately spread throughout the house. My little brother (who is trying to fast for a full day for the first time)  was walking down the stairs when he stopped in his tracks. The familiar appetizing smell floated into his tiny nose and forced him to run back fearing of breaking his fast. He announced that he is going to stay upstairs until Maghrib approaches. I once had an experience like his when I was a year older than him. Only that in the end, I had to break my fast after struggling really hard to hold back my hunger. But how could I not when I was in the car sitting right beside packs of aromatic bubur lambuk throughout the whole journey back home from Kampung Baru?

If you are a fan of bubur lambuk and have not yet tried the Bubur Lambuk Kampung Baru, please make a trip to Kampung Baru before the end of Ramadhan. Try the famous Masjid Jamek’s or those from Aunty Sham’s stall and you’ll be back for more! And for the Bubur Lambuk Kampung Baru’s lovers, well, I don’t think that I need to remind you of this incredibly tasty dish. Ramadhan will remind us of the delicious smell of spices and will send us all the way to Masjid Jamek Kampung Baru for this lovely savoury porridge!

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Ahmad Ali’s 7th Birthday

Yesterday, my little brother, Ahmad Ali, turned 7 years old. Early in the morning, we went to Taman Tasik Ampang Hilir for a birthday jog and a birthday playtime at the playground. At the playground, I succeeded to swing on the monkey bar from the beginning until the end for the first time! 🙂 After lunch, we cleared up the dining table and arranged his birthday presents on the table together with his cards. I gave him a 3D butterfly card (I made it myself), a Hot Wheels track with 6 cars (which was previously mine – my 5th birthday present from Uncle Rauf), an Assembly Fun Kit – Forklift (from my mother and I), a personally decorated clock and a turmeric plant.

Altogether, his presents totaled up to 36. His favourite were the Assembly Fun kit ‘Helicopter’ (from dad) and ‘Forklift’. Some of the other gifts were two credit cards, some books, a blue Hot Wheels Chevrolet, a few sets of glittering 3D stickers, Dunkin Donut cookies, chocolate, a set of paintbrushes, a ladybug shaped palette and a pack of ‘Glow In The Dark’ Crayola crayons set. He also received 4 beautiful cards.

After he opened his presents, he started to create his Helicopter but he couldn’t understand the instruction manual (the instruction is really confusing for a child his age). So he left it and generously invite my sisters to join him playing with his Hot Wheels track. They spend an hour and a half playing with the cars. For dinner, we had two Extra Large Meat Mania pizza (bought at Domino’s pizza) at my brother’s request.

That night, he decided to invent something else with his assemble kit and came up with a ‘Hictep ler’. He said that it is a flying machine. He told us that yesterday was his best birthday ever because he had a great time with his Hot Wheels track and enjoyed creating his ‘hictep ler’.

Animals Love To Hear Quran – Video

As I promised all of you, here is the video of our performance (click here to read more) last month. The quality is not as good as the original video since my dad had to decrease the size of the file in order to upload it on YouTube. The video is also quite noisy because of the noise made by the inflatable tent blower which they used as the roof for the stage. If my dad uploads a better version of the performance, I’ll let all of you know. This video shows all four of us (Ahmad Ali, Anisah Afifah, Aeshah Adlina and I) singing the Animals Love To Hear Quran nasheed.

During the performance, we also sang the Khalifah Song and Alhamdulillah. I hope that you shall enjoy the video.

We Are Khalifah Of Allah – Video

As I promised all of you, here is the video of our performance (click here to read more) last month. The quality is not as good as the original video since my dad had to decrease the size of the file in order to upload it on YouTube. The video is also quite noisy because of the noise made by the inflatable tent blower which they used as the roof for the stage. If my dad uploads a better version of the performance, I’ll let all of you know. This video shows all four of us (Ahmad Ali, Anisah Afifah, Aeshah Adlina and I) singing the Khalifah Song.

We performed two other songs that day, Animals Love To Hear Quran and Alhamdulillah. I hope that you shall enjoy the video.

Happy Birthday to Tahirah, Maryam and Sofia!

Have a wonderful birthday to the two of my beloved friends, Tahirah Mohd Nasir (Happy 15th birthday!) and Maryam Balqis (Happy 13th birthday!)

I would also like to wish a happy belated birthday to my dear friend Sofia Sultana who had turned twelve yesterday.

May Allah bless you all and have a great year ahead!

A Nasheed Performance At Shah Alam

My siblings and I performed at the Maal Hijrah Carnival 1431. The carnival was held at the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque in Shah Alam, Selangor and was organised by the Jabatan Agama Islam Selangor (JAIS) and it goes on for one week.

Our performance was on the 2nd of Muharam (last saturday) or 19th December. According to the schedule, the performance is supposed to start exactly at 2:30 p.m. but it was postponed for a few minutes since there was a thundering storm. We sang 3 songs together:

1- The Khalifah Song

2- Animals Love To Hear Qur’an (written by Dawud Wharnsby Ali)

3- Alhamdulillah (also written by Dawud Wharnsby Ali)

I guess the best part was when Ali made the bird sound at the end of the song animals love to hear Qur’an.

My dad will upload the video on YouTube later but the video is a bit noisy made by the blower of the inflatable tent. I’ll tell you when he does.

We Are Performing At Karnival Maal Hijrah 1431!

WE ARE GOING TO PERFORM AT KARNIVAL MAAL HIJRAH (MAAL HIJRAH CARNIVAL) AT SHAH ALAM TOMORROW!

Where: Dataran Masjid Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, Shah Alam

When: Tomorrow at around 2:00p.m.

My siblings and I are going to perform a few songs together and I hope some of you could come and show us your support 🙂 . For more information on the occasion, please refer here (CLICK).

Here are some photos of the rehearsal earlier today:

!!!SEE YOU THERE!!!

Happy 9th Birthday Fah!

My dearest sister, Anisah Afifah (or better known at home as Fah or Kafah), had just turned 9 on the 5th December, 2009. This poem is especially written as a birthday gift for Fah 🙂 .

On the 5th December 2009,

Everybody seems to be very kind,

I do not need to wonder why,

Although it’s suppose to be a surprise.

Because it is my birthday today!

I saw my presents on the floor yesterday,

They were waiting patiently as I had my dinner,

But still, I can always check my calender.

I’ve got a Hello Kitty Jigsaw puzzle,

From mum in a really, really big parcel,

And the beads weaving machine from dad,

Is the best present I’ve ever had.

Don’t be sad Kaman and Kashah too,

I also love my fishes from you,

And thanks for the dresses you gave me, Ali,

I’m really happy and as glad as can be!

Check out the links below to read more about Fah’s birthday written by…
Aeshah (my sister): http://aeshahadlina.wordpress.com/2009/12/09/happy-birthday-fah/
Anisah (the birthday girl herself): http://anisahafifah.wordpress.com/2009/12/09/my-birthday-2/
Ahmad Ali (my brother): http://ahmadalikarim.wordpress.com/2009/12/05/happy-birthday-kafah-2/

A Ring Around The Moon!

I came across this article from Yahoo! buzz and I wish to share it with all of you.  Apparently on the 1st December, 2009 (two days ago) some people managed to see a ring surrounding the moon. Here is what I read from the article:

Surrounded by trees and a building, the moonlight forms a ring over Macedonia's capital Skopje, in this photo. This sight occurs when high thin clouds (cirrus) containing millions of tiny ice crystals cover much of the sky. Each ice crystal acts like a miniature lens. Because most of the crystals have a similar elongated hexagonal shape, light entering one crystal face and exiting through the opposing face refracts 22 degrees, which corresponds to the radius of the Moon Halo.

Many folks who looked up at the sky last night were greeted with a very bizarre sight: a luminous ring surrounding the moon. Were aliens coming? Was the end of the world at hand? Fortunately, no.

Though it looked ominous, the shiny ring around the moon last night was actually a rather common weather phenomenon. According to various weather-related blogs across the Buzz, this ring around the moon occurs when thin cirrus clouds, which contain ice crystals, refract the moonlight. A blog from the Goddard Space Flight Center explains that “the shape of the ice crystals results in a focusing of the light into a ring. Since the ice crystals typically have the same shape, namely a hexagonal shape, the Moon ring is always the same size.”

Of course, in the moment, many sky watchers didn’t know what the heck was going on, and the resulting avalanche of Web searches reflects their confusion. Queries on “ring around the moon,” “why is there a ring around the moon,” and “ring around moon pictures” all soared into the stratosphere. A news station in Cincinnati reported that they received calls from curious watchers.

Some folks say that if you count the number of stars within the ring, it’ll let you know how many days until the next snowfall. Space.com doesn’t confirm that tall tale, but it does explain that a ring around the moon in warm-weather months “usually foretells…a long, slow rain [that] should eventually arrive in about 12 to 18 hours.”

But hey, even if nothing happens afterward, a ring around the moon is still cool to look at any time of the year.

How I wish I was able to see it. I just hope that one day I might come across something as beautiful as this glowing ringed moon!