Going To Melaka (Malacca)

Yesterday I went to Melaka with Uncle Osman Mokhtar El-Mubarak, Aunty Yaman and big sister Arwa.

Uncle Osman is my father’s old friend from  Khartoum, Sudan.

Uncle Osman studied in the USA with my father long, long time ago.

We went to fetch Uncle Osman at 7:35 AM from the Sucasa Hotel.

First I went to Taman Mini Malaysia & Taman Mini Asean in Ayer Keroh.

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Next we drove to the city of Malacca.

There are a lot of historical buildings for example Porta De Santiago, Fort A Famosa, the Stadthuys, old shop houses and others.

I saw a Chevrolet belonged to the first Malaysian Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj at a museum in Malacca.

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We had lunch with Uncle Fauzan and his son abang Mohammad Arif.

After lunch we went to the Straits Mosque in Pulau Melaka or Melaka Island.

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Pulau Melaka is not a real island but it is a man made island.

Next we went to the Malacca Crocodile Park.

We saw baby crocodiles and big crocodiles.08102009(168)

I was afraid of those crocodiles.

The crocodiles did not move.

I think the crocodiles were paralyzed.

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My Roselle Plant

I have a Roselle plant.

Roselle is a type of Hibiscus.

28092009(009)I planted it a few months ago.

My Roselle plant’s name is Rosie.

Now Rosie is 0 year old but Rosie is already tall.

Rosie already has two flowers and two fruits.

Roselle’s petals can be eaten.

Rosie’s petals taste very, very, very sour.

Hibiscus, specifically Roselle, has been used in folk medicine as a diuretic, mild laxative, and treatment for cardiac and nerve diseases and cancer.

Roselle are rich in Vitamin C.

28092009(007)I love to eat Roselle’s petals.

Open Houses In KL

04102009(004)Now is Shawal, during Shawal we have a lot of Eid open houses.

Today I went to Uncle Ali’s house in Shah Alam.

I ate nasi impit, pampadum & tasty lamb BBQ.

04102009(007)Uncle Ali was my father’s schoolmate.

My father’s school was Sultan Sulaiman Secondary School.

Next we went to Uncle Amrahi’s house in Keramat.

I ate satay, custard and nata de coco.

They are very tasty.

I love custard very much.

04102009(043)Uncle Amrahi is the vice president of Silat Cekak Hanafi.

I met a lot of Silat Cekak Hanafi’s members and instructors.

After Uncle Amrahi’s house I went to a wedding celebration in Gombak.

I was too full so I only ate a piece of watermelon.

Bubur Arab So Yummy

On Sunday my mother cooked bubur Arab for iftar.

I love bubur Arab very much.

In English bubur Arab means Arabian  porridge.

My mother first ate the porridge in Makkah or Mecca.

Makkah is in Saudi Arabia.

We need to put:

  1. Mutton

  2. Spices

  3. Rice

  4. Water

  5. Milk

  6. Onion

  7. Garlic

  8. Ginger

  9. Celery

The mutton must be soft and tasty.

I eat the porridge with fresh tomato and onion.

We can also add some Arabian salsa but I think the salsa is too hot.

When I eat Bubur Arab I’ll say:

‘mmmmmmmmmmm……….’

I think there will be a bubur lambuk Arab one day.

My First Official Letter

On September 7, 2009 I received my first official letter!

I thought it was my father’s letter.

But I was really surprised and happy to see my name on it.

It was from the Jabatan Imigresen Malaysia, Kementerian Dalam Negeri.

In English it means the Immigration Office of Malaysia.

I have to renew my passport because it will expire by February 2010.

Solat Tarawih

Now is Ramadan, during Ramadan we fast, solat tarawih and read the Quran.

We do the solat Tarawih at night after solat Isya’.

After solat Tarawih, I do the solat Witr.

People normally do the solat Tarawih 8 or 20 raka’at.

I usually solat Tarawih 20 raka’at and solat Witr 3 raka’at.

I solat with my father.

So all together I solat 23 raka’at.

Last year I followed my father to the mosque or masjid for solat tarawih.

But this year we solat at home because of the Influenza A (HINI).

After solat I eat fruits, dessert or cookies before I drink my milk and sleep.

Ramadan

Now is the month of Ramadan.

During Ramadan we fast together.

This is the song about Ramadan by Dawud Wharnsby Ali.

I like the song very much because it teaches me about Ramadan.

Well, we’ve scanned the sky and we’ve sighted the moon
And we welcome the month of Ramadan
When we’ll fast together for Allah, to help and strengthen our iman

Oh it was so very long ago
In the holy month of Ramadan
Allah sent his message to the world
The holy book of Quran
A light to shine for all mankind
A guide to teach us right from wrong
First revealed on the night of power
With peace until the rising of the dawn.

So we’ve scanned the sky and we’ve sighted the moon
And we welcome the month of Ramadan
When we’ll fast together for Allah, to help and strengthen our iman

As the sun lay sleeping, beneath the blanket of the night
We rise early to make suhur, before the white thread of light
We’re patient and kind, remembering Allah all throughout our day
And when the sun has gone and we’ve made iftar,
We gather together and pray.

’cause we’ve scanned the sky and we’ve sighted the moon
And we welcome the month of Ramadan
When we’ll fast together for Allah, to help and strengthen our iman

Well, we’ve scanned the sky and we’ve sighted the moon
And we welcome the month of Ramadan
When we’ll fast together for Allah, to help and strengthen our iman

So many of our brothers and sisters, all across the land
They have no food to eat at all, and they need a helping hand
When we fast from morning ’til the night, to fulfill Allah’s command
We feel the hunger and thirst they feel, and it helps us to understand

For, all too fast, the moon goes past, our month of blessings now has gone
But we’ll keep its spirit throughout the year, Everyday should be like Ramadan

So we’ve scanned the sky and we’ve sighted the moon
And we say “Farewell” to Ramadan
When we fast together for Allah, to help and strengthen our iman

Yes, we’ve scanned the sky and we’ve sighted the moon
And we say “Farewell” to Ramadan
When we fast together for Allah, to help and strengthen our iman

Bubur Lambuk Kampung Baru

Please click here for my latest post on Kg Baru Bubur Lambuk: ‘Aunty Sham’s Bubur Lambuk Kampung Baru Returns!!!’

Today is the first day of Ramadhan.

Muslims fast in Ramadhan.

I just came back from Masjid Jamek Kampung Baru, in Kuala Lumpur.22082009(009)

I wanted to buy some bubur lambuk but Aunty Sham gave them free and I don’t need to pay anything.

Masjid Jamek gives us  free bubur lambuk during ramadhan.22082009(003)

Bubur lambuk is a type porridge.

This is how we cook bubur lambuk:

  1. Rice

  2. spices

  3. beef

  4. some vegetable

  5. cook them until it is cooked.

When we get something free, we don’t waste our money.

UNESCO,Please Save A Heritage Historical Building

Please help me to get this message to UNESCO or United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation.

I hope that UNESCO and everybody who can help me, please  save a historical building in Jalan Bandar, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia because the government of Terengganu is going to demolish the beautiful, historical building very soon.

The government must not demolish the building because:

  1. The heritage building is more than 100 years old. It is older than my grandmother and my great grandfather.

  2. Kids cannot see the historical building if it is not there anymore. Kids should see historical buildings because they can learn history.

  3. The building is still strong and beautiful. The quality of the building is very good because it can stand for more than 1oo years.

  4. If we demolish the historical building, the historical building is gone.

  5. We waste bricks and money when we demolish the beautiful and strong building.

  6. There will be rubbish everywhere and the drain can be blocked by rubbish. It will cause a flood. A flood is a disaster.

  7. Demolishing a building also cause air pollution.

My grandmother’s bookshop , Alam Akademik is in the building.

Alam Akademik is more than 100 years old.

I love the bookshop because it is so beautiful and there are lots of books.

I think the government should build new buildings on empty lands and take care of the historical building.

We can paint the building to make it more beautiful and shinny.

Please save this historical building.