Monday, February 13, 2017

1069; Procrastination

Bismillah.

Do you procrastinate?- coz I always do. I have lots of work to do but most of them are undone just because I am lazy to do it. When I wanna do something, I have to finish it in one go or else it will be left hanging till forever. Oh wait, I have to blow my nose. Don't go anywhere coz I have more things to say to you. I'll be right back really soon.



























Saturday, February 4, 2017

1068; Baked Macaroni Recipe (With Hows and Whys)

Bismillah. 


This is my first recipe blog post and I hope it helps anyone who had a hard time choosing a meal to cook, like I always do. I'd rate the difficulty 3/10 as you dont need to like potong bawang or choose what spices to put and all of those leceh things coz the taste is mostly in the baked cheese bottle, which is a major plus point for beginners. 

In this post, instead of writing out the hows, I'll also tell you the whys (like why you must do this and that) just so your cooking will be closer to being perfect. So here it is!

Ingredients:


1. Macaroni (2 cups for 4 servings)
2. Minced meat or chicken  (I use Ramly's coz it is less fatty compared to other brands I've used)
3. Sliced/ diced button mushroom
4. 490g baked cheese sauce (I use Dolmio Three Cheese Pasta Bake)
5. Cheese (Any, but I used cheddar)
6. Oil
7. Water


And you'll need:


1. An oven 

Steps:


1. Put macaroni in boiled water. Add a pinch of salt (salty water adds flavour to pasta) and a tablespoon of oil (just so the pasta doesn't stick together) into the pot. Boil 3-4 minutes (or according to the macaroni pack instructions).


2. Drain the pasta.


3. In a pan, put oil and minced chicken. After the minced chicken has cooked, add mushroom and stir mix (add mushroom later coz chicken cooks longer than mushrooms).


4. Mix the minced chicken, mushroom and baked cheese sauce with macaroni in the pan you're going to use for baking. Hack: I recommend you mix it with cheese (mozarella, parmesan etc) too so the macaroni sticks together after baking.

 


6. Top the macaroni with cheese. Hacks: Make sure the surface is fully covered so your baked pasta looks prettier (or whatever it's called) after baked.



7. Put in the oven at 180 degree Celcius for 20 minutes and let the magic work!


Tell me if you've tried this and if it works on you. Good luck!

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Friday, January 20, 2017

1067; The Makeup Struggle

Bismillah.

My cousin got married the other day (alhamdulillah). It's an important wedding and most of my family will be there too so I really wanted to look good, i.e wear makeups. It wasn't my 'cuti' day so I doubt that the makeups will last long coz I have to perform my solat.

After lots of thoughts and considerations, I tell myself, let's have a try. I mean, it couldn't be impossible. Hijabistas out there look like they wear makeups all day long. I surely can do this.

So I tried. I put on some powder, blusher and lipstick (the kind of makeups hijabistas wear to pasar) before I went out of the house. Good enough for me. After few hours on the road, I had my Asar at an RnR and only reapplied powder and lipstick, leaving behind the blusher.

As soon as I arrived at Selangor, it was probably already 3 hours since I reapplied my makeup. I only wear cheap lipstick (one that you buy at Watsons, not Sephora) so the colour had already faded by the time I reached cousin's house. Exhausted from the long ride, I decided to go to the majlis with pale lips, hence the pale face.

Mission failed.

I just had to reapply THREE products everytime but failed and how even people do it with foundations, eyeliners, eyeshadows etc (other things that I don't know)?!. Just how do people keep up with maintaining their makeups. Do they really take off their makeups before solat and then patiently reapply them again? Do they do it quick? Do they not care people waiting for them? Gahh I really don't know. Tell me!

I usually go to class with at least some powder and lipstick on my face. Without those, my face is obviously tanned and scarred, so I really need em. Recently my college friends, two of em guys, stayed at my house for four days (coz we have a competition in JB). Danger alert. How am I supposed to wear powder and lipstick for like 24/7 to cover up my flaws? Sounds partly ridiculous to my ears. So I decided, let it be. If before this I told you that I only go bare face when no friends are around, now my self confidence has reached another level. To a level that I could wear crumpled, unironed tudung when going out with them without any sense of guilt hahahahahahahahahimscrewed.

This is a part of a journey to becoming less- selekeh so I just had to write this down. I know beauty don't last but I believe every woman want to be called pretty. Honestly I want to be called so too. I don't get such compliments on Instagram whenever I post my pictures, unlike my friends and my friends' girlfriends (frankly it increases my insecurities), so I could just assume that I fall in the so- so category. But I'm loving the so- so category. People don't look at you twice, which means you're not beautiful but neither is ugly and that's a good thing for me because I don't favour limelights. Plus, I get the chance to learn that I am special in a way; kuyu eyes, penyek nose, oversized cheekbones, but still cute kah kah!

I should really stop scrolling 'explore' on Instagram. Peer pressure game too strong.

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Sunday, January 8, 2017

1066; 2017 Blog Look

Bismillah.

As you can see now, I have recently changed the look of my blog.  I used to like changing my blog template from time to time when I was in primary but ever since secondary till now, I guess I was pretty much busy adapting with my adult (ceyy) life.

Since I couldn't use the Blogger app using my mobile, it has been pretty hard for me to upload photos in the blog (kinda obvious). So if I wanted to do so, I will have to carry my heavy laptop outta bag, plug in the charger, transfer photos from my phone to the laptop bla bla bla... to conclude, it's annoying. So I decided to adjust my new template, make the width wider, bigger fonts, cleaner look and the most important part is that now...


I can post bigger pictures...


LIKE THIS!


Gahhhh so satisfying! I 've been wanting to do that for so long hahaha. I loved the new look and hoped you liked it too. Much love, Faqihah.

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Saturday, January 7, 2017

1065; #ripfitness

Bismillah.

I asked abang to be my fitness coach because I wasn't feeling fit enough, so yesterday, we went for a jog at a park. He wanted to make me run 5 rounds straight and, MEMANG TAK LA. One, because I was already almost out of energy after the first round and two, my socks and shoes made my ankle melecet it hurts so bad (Ayah, I need a new pair of running shoes thank you) so after 4 rounds of jogging, walking and few stops to adjusting my loose socks, I gave up. 

That was not the end. 

I was not satisfied of yesterday's so this morning I did a 25-minute cycling, few squats and jumping jacks only to leave my whole body SORE. I have been walking around the house with my legs UNBENDED. Have you ever seen a 9-month-pregnant woman walk? That was literally me right now. I wiki-ed treatment for DOMS only to find out that the muscle strain will naturally soothe itself after like 24 to 72 hours. 

It was a bad decision after all. I should not have skipped my fitness routine (not really a routine) for a month, not controlling my diet and just eating whatever I feel like eating. 

I am so not a sports person. Why do I even sign up for such things. 

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