Sunday, March 07, 2010

sha: catfish for breakfast

I didn't know how tired I was until yesterday. I came back from class at 2pm and then I had my lunch. The last thing I remember was the time when I chatted with my parents before reading the latest book I bought. The title is Legendary Lover from Susan Johnson. I know...Sha seems to be in the midst of dwelling with her romantic side a lot recently. Trust me, I can't control myself either.

I guess after a long, comfortable relationship - I'm suddenly finding myself in a conflict of identity.

But that book certainly dozed me off. The next thing I heard was my youngest brother saying this to ibu, "Lamanya kakak tido. Tak bangun-bangun ke?"

And I realised that it's not my habit to sleep during daytime. With the long hours in dreamland, my plans to watch Negri Sembilan vs Perlis in the stadium was gone. I have to make other plans soon.

So, I watched Cerekarama instead. The title of the drama was not that catchy (Dalil Cinta sounds like Ayat-Ayat Cinta, Ketika Cinta Bertasbih....Tahajjud Cinta). How about Cinta di Sakaratul Maut next time? (please sense the sarcasm, fwens.)

But considering that Fahrin Ahmad (FA) and Sharifah Amani (SA) were the main characters, I had instantly glued to carpet in front of the tv. I'm sorry Linda Onn and Scha, but this man is my favourite actor.LO was not my favourite DJ either - so why should I care about the gossip? C'mon...talent is the major thing, okay?! The drama was great - it managed to catch my attention until the end.

One great thing I learned from the drama was about how typical our culture is. A woman must learn to cook and clean regardless how educated she is. I remember someone said this to me, "Yelah...dunia sekarang perempuan nak sama macam lelaki. Akhirnya macam-macam jadi." Maybe in this drama, a girl gor married without knowing how to cook and the mother in-law compared her with the other Felda Girl.

Yes, blame the girl for not knowing how to cook - she should at least helped her mother.

But, do you realise how many mothers pamper their daughters these days? I have seen examples in front of me. A daughter is studying in the university, coming back for semester break for three damn months and still expecting the mother to cook for her? The mother, on the other hand, will say, "Anak aku penat belajar...biar aku tolong masak." The daughter will then spend her time talking on the phone until late night and wake up late the next morning.

That's normal in our culture these days, don't you think?

Yes, not all mothers are like Puan Zakiah - the mother of Sha a.k.a Cheryna Pires. Cooking is going to be the time when we will talk and share things. It will be the opportunity to pass the knowledge, reminiscing old memories or even to create the bond. Ibu won't care about the blistering hands. "What's the use of me giving you Crabtree and Evelyn for a gift?" she said.

I don't care if you hate to see me praising my own mother in my blog. But has it occured to you how much a girl will miss if she is not helping her mother in the kitchen?

Some say that spaghetti is easier to cook in contrast to cooking Asam Pedas. Look at SA in the drama, she didn't even know how to fry catfish (ikan keli). Ask her whether she can cook spaghetti using Prego. She might know how - considering that she is still a student and that is one of the normal menu. Ask her mother - she will say, "Anak aku memang tak pandai masak gulai tapi dia pandai masak spaghetti."

Mothers love to compete - trust me, they will compete over a canned spaghetti to save their daughter's ass. Can you blame them for their love and affection?

So, don't be surprise if you see catfish as your breakfast (like the one in the picture). One day we might not going to eat Keli Sambal - we'll eat the fish with hash brown & dollops of mayonaise instead:)

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

i never fry catfish... & maybe never will. i dont see there's a problem with it. ;)

Miss ... said...

eh tgk gak ekk samalah ekeke..minah tu cute haha..klu rambut pendek lagi cute ekeke..x pandai masak tu boleh terima lagi..tp bile x jg kebersihan tu melampau hehe..lg satu tang degil dia tu huhu

Cik Cookie said...

semalam CC tgk Dalil Cinta tuh and tergelak sorang--->i'm lonely last nite.Dan CC pun memmang xpandai nak memasak tapi ada kelebihan lain.setaip perempuan ada kelemahan dia dari hal mengurus rmahtangga.cc rs mcm dah kawin laa.huhuhuhu.

et said...

erk? keli dgn hash brown? huhuhuhuuu..

Erna said...

aik juga tengok drama tu..acik takde anak dara..tapi bujang2 acik kena tolong gak kat dapor...

Jard The Great said...

i dont know how to cook T_T

teach me plsss..

Kengkawan said...

didnt watch that drama, was it revolved around that issues only.. very cliche..

btw i never like catfish. prefer ikan bilis tho.

hasni said...

catfish?
hasni xmkn
n mgkn xkn tahu la cmne nak siang n masak ikan tu
huhu

Sya Annur said...

aaa, tu lah. aku gelakla tgk. zaman skarang normal la kot. so that makes me bkn dari zmn sekarang, kekkeke... whatever. kdg2 ada laki xkesah, tp laki i kesah part msk2 n mkn kat rmh nih. air tgn isteri katanya.

zaradgreat said...

huhuhu
tengok jugak citer tuh malam tadi
that a hugeee wake up call

~Kak AZZ~ said...

wahaha...best citer tu kan Sha..

Tapi yg peliknya org skang ni kann... kalau tak makan ikan keli tu, dorang tak tau nak siang or masak... Manatau kot2 keluarga laki masing2 suka ikan tu.. Apapun, kena la belajar menyiang dan memasak...

Terima kasih makk... sbb ajar akak siang ikan keli hidup2.. siang ayam mula dari celur, tebuk, cabut bulu dan siang ayam tu...

Spaghetti...?? Den tak makan makanan org putih ni...huahuahua...

sonata anak kancil said...

kalau anak2 pompuan even my boys...balik cuti akak biarkan depa masak! belajar masak wehhhh....tapi kadang2 ade alasan....umi masak sedap! hati seorang ibu...kesian anak aku...lama tak makan masakan aku....at last siibu masak jugak!!!

dotblogspotdotkom said...

wow my luvly fren.... lama sungguh kamu x apdet blog yee... emmm ...ingat nak RAMPAS TUAN blog nih skali... huhuhuuhuh..

mlm tu nak juga tengok.. lastly tv plak tgk pakcik... penat sesangat sbb ptg nih ada kelas mujik... huhuhuhu

TQ for kaming...

al-lavendari said...

Rumah saya dekat dengan Bukit Putus, lepas Paroi jalan nak ke Kuala Pilah.. yang dekat kar4 tu "Forest Heights". rumah kat situ mahal2 kot !

al-lavendari said...

sori, komen saya di atas salah konteks .. saya terbawa2 buat komen selepas baca komen awak tentang saya kat blog Yunus Badawi tadi !

Cik Qemm said...

1. err kak sha, cinta di sakaratul maut? the title sounds depth. :)

2. i love fahrin ahmad too! and sharifah amani! but didn't watch the drama. kalau ade online nti nak tengok la!

3. hmm i'm one of the daughter yang dimanjakan oleh mama. im her only daughter.

"biar lah along rehat, die jarang ada kat rumah".

qemmal rase scenario ni happens kat banyak family. yea, blame me, i shud help mama. tp mase tu kesedaran belum timbul (alasan :P)

anyhow, qemmal da start blaja masak sikit2 since duduk rumah sewa (bukan spagheti dgn prego la.hihi). dulu duduk hostel makan kat cafe je. so now im starting to love cooking (dulu serious nak siang ikan pun tak reti!).

for girls out there, jom blaja masak. never taught that cooking is fun and easy before! :D

4. ikan keli for breakfast? belum pernah jmpe.

Tie said...

Bagi kak tie yang kolot ni, adalah satu kemestian seorang bakal isteri bersedia untuk memasak dan mengurus rumah bila berkahwin nanti. Bukan sahaja untuk suami tetapi untuk anak-anak sendiri. Air tangan ibu @ isteri dapat memupuk kasih dan kemesraan keluarga kita.

aBoi said...

aboi tak pandai masak ikan darat.. (^^,)

nak hold ikan keli lama-lama pun tak pandai..hehe

Neeza Shahril said...

Sha, Ma Kak Neeza tak pernah puji Kak Neeza depan husband. Dulu, masa nak kawin, dia cakap buruk2 aje pasal kak Neeza, which most of them true la..
after kawin pun.. dia selalu kata yang Kak Neeza ni degil la.. dan yang nyampas nya.. husband pun mengiyakan.. geremmmm.. :P

Dee said...

well..bila muda2 mmg malas nk masuk ke dapur..nak2 dpt mak yg slalu kritik anak2..though my mom is different..

dia akan suruh u masak lps dia tunjuk how to..then bila x sedap dia x kritik or condemn..dia ckp gini..sedap..tp nti kurangkan asam eh..or sedap..nti kurangkan garam eh..so hati kita ni berbunga2..kembang2 lah..so, semangat nk masak tu akan timbul sendiri..walau sebenarnya x sedap..hahaha..

dia pun selalu pesan..kalo anak2 nk belajar masuk dapur..support them..jgn asyik nk kutuk..nk condemn je..bila anak xnak masuk dapur dh..salahkan dorang pulak..x baguslah gitu..

tp kalo dh kahwin..x minat mcm mana pun belajarlah..resepi ada berlambak2..kt internet pun byk..first time fail..cuba lg..insyaallah kali ke 3 mesti ok punya..mcm kak dee..buat karipap 3 kali baru cun..hahaha..

iza~de~bintang said...

Iza pon tak pandai masak. Asal balik kampung ja mak masak sedap2. Belum sempat lapar lagi dia dah tanya, nanti naka makan apa...? bihun sup atau laksa.. belum habis yang tu dia dah tanya lagi esok nak makan apa... huhu..kita memang bertuah Sha :)

windu kat Sha gak..lama tak nampak Sha jalan2

N A N I E said...

This morning on my way gi office, i tune to this Hot FM..and same topic discussed..hehe..

For me perempuan tak pandai masak bukan la terlalu big issue sampai takleh solve..slowly learn and practise makes perfect! :)