Sunday, April 29, 2012

4. Events in KIC

Posted by gymah | at 1:27 PM 0

assalamualaikum and Hi !

In Semester 2, there were many events that have been held in KIC. such as English month, Sport's Day and Chinese New Year. All of these events were conducted by SRC ( Students Representative Council ) with help from all of the students in KIC. They are cool enough and very supportive. 

Here are some pictures of the events 


Chinese New Year celebration

 English Month ( Debate )

Merdeka- Raya

Sport's Day

Deepavali

Don't you feel like studying here after seeing these pictures ? 
As you can see, we were successfully held the events and there are more events coming up soon. 

3. My Favorite Cake

Posted by gymah | at 12:52 PM 0

assalamualaikum and Hi !

I love to eat. 
I eat almost everything, except rock and sand. haha.
What I like the most is Nasi Kerabu, especially my mom's handmade.
To explain about food, I really don't have enough time to type it. 
So I just jump to my favorite dessert which I really love to eat and I want to make it with my mom and sisters. 
I got the recipe from Google and I found it interesting and easy to do. 
So , check it out. 



Black Forest Cake !

Ingredients

½ cup (110 g) butter, softened
1+¼ cup (275 g) sugar
2 eggs
1+¼ cup (140 g) all-purpose flour
½ cup (50 g) unsweetened cocoa powder, natural
½ teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¾ cup (1.8 dl) buttermilk

Ingredients for filling

¼ cup Kirschwasser (Kirsch/cherry brandy), optional
2 cans (14 oz or 400 g) cherry pie filling or pitted cherries
3 cups (7.2 dl) heavy whipping cream, chilled
¼ cup confectioners' sugar
Milk chocolate curls or shavings, for garnish
Maraschino cherries or sweet cherries, for garnish, optional


Does it looks too delicious to eat ? huwaarghh 

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 350 deg F (Gas mark 4 or 180 deg C).
  2. Line a 9 inch (23 cm) cake pan with greaseproof or other non-stick paper.
  3. With an electric mixer, beat the softened butter with sugar until white and fluffy.
  4. Add one egg at a time, mix well between each egg.
  5. Add sifted flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, vanilla extract and buttermilk, and mix until the batter is smooth.
  6. Transfer to a cake pan and bake at 350 degrees just until set in the middle, approximately 45-60 minutes. A wooden pick inserted in center should come out with just a few moist crumbs on it. Do not over-bake!
  7. When cake is cool, use a long serrated knife to cut the cake horizontally into 3 equal layers. It is easier to cut if kept in a refrigerator for a few hours before cutting.

Filling

  1. Drain cherry pie filling in a colander to remove most of the thickened juices.
  2. Beat the whipping cream with confectioners' sugar until it thickens.
  3. Using a vegetable peeler, shave chocolate; refrigerate until the cake is assembled.

Assembling

  1. Sprinkle each layer of the cake with Kirschwasser.
  2. Place one cake layer on a serving plate.
  3. Spread about one fifth of the whipped cream on the layer, and strew half of the cherries on top of the whipped cream.
  4. Add the second cake layer.
  5. Spread one fifth of the whipped cream on the second layer and the remaining cherries on top.
  6. Add the third cake layer.
  7. Spread one fifth of the whipped cream on top and one fifth on the sides. Gently press chocolate curls on the sides and/or on top of the cake.

Variations

  1. You may substitute the cherry pie filling with cherry jam. In that case spread first the jam on the cake layers, then whipped cream on top.
  2. You may use three cake tins intead of one. In that case the baking time must be shortened.
  3. If cake flour is used, the cake comes out much fluffier (suggested by Andrea, February 2009).

I wish I could make this cake for my mama UMI's Birthday.

Friends, you also can try this recipe. sure you will fall in love with it But remember, don't eat too much. Give me some :P


2. memorable memories

Posted by gymah | at 12:12 PM 0

assalamualaikum and Hi !

 I have been to Pulau Langkawi on 2009 with my family.  Now I wanted to share with you all about my experience in Pulau Langkawi as it is my most memorable memories.


The most sweet memory was when we went to the Underwater World,the place with the biggest aquarium in Asia and it was also listed in my mind.There,we saw many fishes,which came from all over the world that I had never seen before such as sharks,piranha and others.My little sister, was really excited,when we walked through the tunnel,such we were walking in the water and she said, she was like in Bikini Bottom,which is lived by Spongebob Squarepant,the cartoon that she had watched in television before.


I knew few things or stories about Langkawi. Langkawi island is an archipelago of 104 islands lying in the north western coast of Peninsular Malaysia.  Langkawi is coined from the Malay words Lang and Kawi. Lang is a brown eagle and Kawi is a local manganese stone. I got it from Google of course. huhu. and I also read about a history of each of historical places at Langkawi such as Mahsuri and Pulau Dayang Bunting.


On the next day,we did many activities together such as scuba diving and snorkelling.It was the moment that I had always waited for as my family rarely spent our time together because we were always busy with our own world.We saw many beautiful corals and variety of colourful fishes and it was my one-in-a-million experience.After that,we went for shopping at Pekan Kuah.My mother bought a lot of chocolates,plates and other items as Langkawi is the island which is duty-free shopping zone offering a bewildering array items.My sisters and I,bought some handicrafts and souvenirs to be given to our kith and kin, when we went back to Kelantan


For me it is my sweet memory because we went there without any preparation like booked a hostel, make budget, plan where to go and else. My dad said " Let's go to Langkawi  " , then all of us (my family) replied, Let's GO ! 


Surprisingly, a day after that , we went Langkawi. Although it was our first time going there,  Alhamdulillah, everything went well. 

Monday, April 16, 2012

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Posted by gymah | at 11:02 PM 0

Assalamualaikum. Hi !

This is the second blog of mine. I'm not really into writing right now. My essays assignments are still not finish yet even I need to submit it tomorrow. hoho. See, how lazy I am. 

This blog is also one of the assignment given by University of Hertfordshire. 
okay , no excuses . really need to sign up for a new blog and post new entries.

Well , 
I am Nurul Hazimah Mat Zin
a member of A5-Shakespeare
PLPPIP
Kirkby International College, Cyberjaya.