Mossy Forest outing with family <3

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Prawns Aglio Olio yummayh!

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my homemade Prawn Aglio Olio…:D

mom suddenly asked for this, so we googled the recipe..

she said it looked so delicious when she saw someone made em in the masterchef competition..

so in order to satisfy her wishes, me and my younger brother set out for the ingredients, and by using one of the recipes we found on the net, Ta-daa!

p/s: in the evening, i made some more of this because my family just loves em :’)

heres the recipe, superbly easy to make, and so yummayh 🙂

Ingredients
(Serves 2)

– 2 servings of pasta (about 160-180g spaghetti)
– 3 tbsp good quality olive oil
– 40g butter, divided
– 10 to 12 large prawns (US name: shrimps)
– 10 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced or chopped (not too finely)
– 2 chilli padi, sliced or 1/2 tsp dried chilli flakes
– 30g Italian flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
– sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Directions
1. Bring a pot of water with 1 tbsp sea salt to a boil.  Cook pasta according to the timing indicated on the packet, until al dente. Drain and set aside the pasta, reserving some of the pasta water.
2. Remove the shells and veins from the prawns. Add the prawns heads and shells to a small pot with just enough water to cover them (I use about 150ml water), bring to a simmer for about 3-5 minutes to make prawn stock. Strain the stock and set aside.
3. Heat half the butter in a sauce pan. Cook the prawns on both sides and set aside.
4. Add olive oil to the sauce pan with the prawn juices and browned bits. When the oil is heated, add garlic and chilli padi/chilli flakes (if using). Saute till the garlic turns light brown.
5. Turn off the stove. The garlic will continue cooking in the hot oil on its own for a few more seconds in the hot oil, until they turn a lovely golden brown.
6. Add cooked pasta, cooked prawns, about 2 tbsp of prawn stock, chopped parsley and remaining butter (cubed) to the garlic & oil mixture. Stir to coat all the ingredients evenly. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper.

source: http://www.noobcook.com/aglio-olio-with-prawns/

Nephrotic Syndrome

periorbital edema

i’m obviously inconsistent with updating my blog..T_T..

well not that i have any constant readers pon luls..

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anyways just a little update on life..

i was recently diagnosed to have nephrotic syndrome around one month back,

right after returning from raya aidilfitri in malaysia..

i started having periorbital edema, then i started having bilateral leg edema.

in a ‘laymen’s term, its swelling around the eyes and swelling of legs..

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i was obviously scared but at that time somehow i was calm.

i believe that everything happens for a reason, and Allah is with me..

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i went through a lot of lab investigations,

that sometimes i had to skip classes in order to withdraw blood and collect the reports..

i had proteinuria which was four + (++++)

and thats a lot..

after that more test was done, and it was confirmed to be nephrotic syndrome.

–> proteinuria + hypoalbuminemia + hyperlipidemia + edema

the dr rule out autoimmunne dss, and SLE..

Alhamdulillah…

up till now i still havent figured out the cause of this syndrome..

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in the hospital, i was 58kg++ due to the swelling (water retention)

i went for ultrasound guided renal biopsy to determine the kind of damage thats happening to my kidneys.

i had to stay in the hospital for one night, and full bedrest. it was really boring, but i was a little bit sedated so i slept most of the times.

the result came out few days after, and the dr confirmed it to be minimal change kidney disease, which has the best prognosis of all..Alhamdulillah for that..

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i had my breakdown after the stay in the hospital.

i become worst, i was swelling all over my body…

i woke up in the middle of the night with gastritis and abdominal pain..

my legs felt really tight, and i was always tired..and sleeping..

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i called up Mom, and i tried hard not to cry, but eventually i did,

soon after hearing her voice..

i wanted to avoid such breakdowns because i didnt want my family to be so worried,

they were really worried.

they even talked about coming over, but i was already going back in around 2weeks after my exams.

so i convinced them not to come all the way to India..

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that friday, just 3 days before my finals. i started studying..

i kept calm eventhough there’s so so so much to read,,,keeping calm is the best choice..because if i start to panic, i wont be studying much!

i manage to study and went through my finals, and that very next friday, i went home ❤

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since ive started on steroids, diuretics, and other medicines, im starting to get better..

im glad my family doesnt have to see me so swelled up, with a face like japanese asean puff up…

i came back being very tiny due to muscle wasting…

i did looked like budak darjah 6…hehe

now after starting the steroids, my appetite have grown by 10 fold..

the first day i came back i ate 10 plates of rice all day long…

my parents is getting a bit worried with the amount i could eat…

but now im really trying to control the amount of food im taking, and im also exercising regurlarly..

like jogging in the morning and evening, and doing some abdominal exercises…

my doctor did remind me so many times that taking steroids can make me fat..

belly fat, and also organ fat! that’s what really worries me, i dnt want my heart, liver and other organs gets to much fat..huhuhuuu..mom and dad kept on reminding me i have to be discipline and determined in taking care of my body…i do not wanna get fat! hewhewhew

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in a nutshell (cey lame x gune)

im relieved that i went through this episode in life..

it made me realized that Allah has his plannings, and whatever happens insyAllah there’s hikmah..

this made me stronger inside, and i thanked Allah…

for my family, and friends who have been there for me, gave me support, motivation, strength, May Allah bless all of you..jazakallah khair ❤

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getting better alhamdulillah 😀