03 July 2015

Oh Raya Cookies!

I've been buying few type of raya cookies lately. Especially the ever famous Makmur cookies. Since these days are the Ramadan month which is the fasting season for the Muslims in preparation for Hari Raya, cookies and bazaar Ramadan are everywhere now.

To be honest i really like to shop and walking around at bazaar Ramadhan because of the various of food that have been selling there. It is favorite season ever eventhough i'm not a Muslim, but the fact that Malaysia is a multiracial country, we are blessed given such experience to getting to know each other races and religion. 

And for this year, i didn't go to bazaar Ramadan that often. I am more to cookies hunting. My favorite cookies are the Makmur and Ulat Bulu. Unfortunately, i did not found Ulat Bulu cookies here in Ranau. Actually i found one small shop that was selling it but i think it was too pricey so i didn't buy it. I hope i could find another reasonable price when we're back to KK next week.

So, let's have a look the cookies that i've bought so far. :)

Almond Chocolate Chip. One of my fav but the chocolates not up to my tastebud.. But overall it was ok.

Makmur Daun. My first time having this cookies. It was really nice and i like this cookies except the sugar that supposed to coat the cookies are very few.

Makmur. This one quite dry but we ( hubby and I) managed to finished all of them though. :p

Makmur. From another baker. My favorite so far. So delicious and i can't stop munching this. Can you believe i bought 5 containers of this? LOL

Can't get enough of this. I think i have gained weight now.

Kurma Gulung cookies. The taste is ok and nice but i was disappointed with the amount of Kurma filling. The Kurma is so small and some of it I can't even taste it.

A Makmur cookie with peanuts filling. This one also is one of my favorite. The peanut is crunchy and i love it!

Now you must've been noticed that we (hubby and i) had bought several type of Makmur. Because we share the same favorite cookies and hubby like to try new type of Makmur. End up we finished eating all of them, all by ourselves. :p

Oh my! I think we consumed a lot of calories nowadays from all those cookies. But it's ok because what matters the most are, we're happy and get to spend quality time together while eating our fav cookies. ;)

26 June 2015

Flashback Friday : Natural History Museum London

Today, i just have a feeling to bring back those memories while we ( hubby and my son ) were in London last year. It was exactly a year ago in the month of June. 

It really brings back the fond memories while browsing those photos. There are few attraction places in London that we had been to.

One of them is the Natural History Museum in London. I was excited with this museum because you can see a lot of dinosaurs exhibition here, the fossils and re-modelling skeletons and the stories about this ancient creature as well. 

It was my very first time ever to witness the fossils and skeletons before my eyes of various type of dinosaurs from around the world which are kept safely in this museum. I don't think we have this in Malaysia. I have always watch dinosaurs in movies and on tv, and this experience was really priceless and speechless. 

Because when you look at those skeletons before your very own eyes, then you'll know how enormous these creatures are. And it was an amazing experience to learn about dinosaurs and how awesome is that when human could discover such ancient thing with all those details that you can't never think of. 

Now let's see some photos:-

A complete Pliosaur skeletons believed to lived around 187-178 million years ago discovered by Mary Anning from Yorkshire. 

A giant sloth skeletons. 

Albertosaurus which its locality from Canada believed to lived around 74-75 million years ago.

A T-rex's head. Look how huge it is and that's only the head alone.

Various type of dinosaur skeletons are kept here complete with their details.

Upon you enter the main entrance there's a huge and long skeletons of a dinosaur located at the center of the ground floor. I forgot which type of dinosaur though. As i walked into the building, i was amazed to see that skeleton. It was really exciting. 

The museum was really huge too and we can't even managed to walk around the whole building in a day cause we had to catch another nearest attraction place. 

I hope we'll get another chance to visit here again someday.  

25 June 2015

Won't Be the Same Anymore

On our way home from Ranau to Kota Kinabalu last week, we get to see the latest view of our one and only the Majestic Mount Kinabalu.

I was saddened by the current view of our Mount Kinabalu which we used to be proud of. Ever since the 5th June earthquake incident followed by the aftershock tremors, the mountain appearance now has changed.

These were the pics i took on last Thursday on our way to KK. To be frank, i was really sad to see these. Our Mount Kinabalu now won't be the same anymore after the 5th June incident. 

Most of the side of the mountain now bare without trees that used to cover it. They were pulled off by the landslide after the heavy rain and affected by the tremors as well. Boulders that fell from the top of the mountain playing their roles as well to contribute such view. I hope our Mount Kinabalu would recover soon but with the tremors that are still on going now, it is difficult to say.

And good news to the climber enthusias, new trails would be created soon. In fact, all the mountain guides now starting to do their part to create new trails because the previous trails has been damaged by the boulders.

But we must aware unless it is officially safe for the climbers then it may be opened for the public. I think it would be risky now cause we can't predict the tremors, right? All in the hands of God. Amen. 

So closed yet so far. It looks huge from this part of road. Eventhough with such effect of landslides, it is still amazing. Honestly, i'm still amaze with this God creation. I'm so proud and grateful to be born in Sabah. 

You still could see the landslide marks from this far. Not really a nice view anymore but it reminds us of what a natural disaster could do to the surroundings and this would always be in the mind of people in Sabah. Indeed it was a tragic event that took 18 lives without warnings and any hints.

Please pray for the safety of people in Sabah. God bless Sabah. God bless Malaysia. 

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