Alhamdullillah... the first day of Ramadhan has passed. Surprisingly, it was not too bad. Usually, I'd get a splitting headache by mid-afternoon (no coffee syndrom), but this time, I was completely ok. I even got to spring clean the guest room, which was strewn with Nizzar's toys, and clean up the bathroom as well! That was unbelieveable! (for a first day of puasa)
Maybe because yesterday, I was confined in bed most of the time because I was really sick. I guess, the Krabi trip, Desaru and office work had really taken a toll on me. I slept the whole afternoon, went to have a massage in the evening, and when I came home, I almost fainted in the bathroom. I quickly stepped out of the bath tub, dried myself up and lied down in bed. And that was only 7 pm. I didn't wake up until sahur. Nasib baik today ok. Boleh puasa.
MrNordin, as usual, tidur sepanjang hari. Every year, on the first day of puasa, dia sure lemah punya (nicotine withdrawal syndrom). And he'd get very cranky whenever anyone wanted to have a conversation with him. So I let him sleep. But in the evening, we all went out to my MIL's house. He seemed ok pulak, tak de lah crabby sangat. He was surprised himself.
So for berbuka today, we had ikan senangin masak lemak kuning, sup tulang rusuk, goreng ikan masin and pecal. Kuih: I made ondeh-ondeh (first time, ok?), my MIL bagi kuih ketayap, and I bought vadai from Pasar Ramadhan. The vadai now cost RM0.40 each. Last year, 3 ~ seringgit; now 3 ~ RM1.20. Mahal nak mampus! Bukannya besar pun, biasa je... Kalau besar macam kat Sri Paandi punya tu, ok jugak lah. (I wonder how much that Sri Paandi's vadai cost now...)
And we also bought that bubur lambuk from Kg. Baru. Tapi tertipu, sebab the one I bought (from this one makcik selling near the masjid) did not taste like the usual bubur lambuk. I think that's HER bubur lambuk, not the one from the masjid. And I thought everyone who sells bubur lambuk kat Kg. Baru sells the one from the masjid. I should have known better!
Anyway, my ondeh-ondeh turned out ok, but the kids said, "Tak de rasa gula.." I said, don't complain. That was my first time making it. Cannot compare with their Wan's (my MIL). Anyway, ondeh-ondeh is not really my favourite kuih. I had an overdose of ondeh-ondeh when I was small coz my mother loved making this kuih. And every time, I kena potong gula melaka tu into small cubes, and I hated that. It turned out, MrNordin pun selalu kena suruh potong gula melaka dulu masa dia kecik2. My MIL memang suka buat kuih ni, and the kids love it. "Wan punya ondeh2 "meletup" dalam mulut!" (as in melt in the mouth)
That's why I tried making it today. But I know lah it will not be as nice as their Wan's... and I've forewarned them. Never mind... kalau I rajin nanti I akan buat lagi. Nak pandai buat kuih ni, kena selalu2 buat. The taste will improve over time. But for me, ikut mood. Kalau tak de mood or tak rajin, sorry lah kids... wait for your Wan's or beli je kat luar!
Ok, I'm going out for nescafe tarik with MrNordin. Tell me about your first day berbuka puasa, ok? Cheers!