although mom taught me how to make really good kue tiaw, (mine does not taste like hers though), this post is not exactly about kue tiaw.
i was in the kitchen one day, fyi, my mom never lets me in because she says im intruding in her food masterpiece. anyway, on that certain day, mom was making kue tiaw goreng, i sat down on a stool beside her and watched her cook. (everytime she asks me to cut the onions, i pretended i was talking to the cats)
we talked about things, the latest guy i had a crush on, gossip about my sister and brother, and just laughed at silly jokes which my father cracked. when, all of a sudden she said `nak tau x how i make the kue tiaw taste good?`, she smiled as she threw a handful of tauge into the wok. at that instant, i caught a whiff of delicious malay food. aaahh...i miss moms kue tiaw goreng, no one can make it as nice as her.
mom putting in the tauge with her loving hands made me think, how something simple as tauge can make something taste extraordinary!
sometimes, we go through our life, (like eating kue tiaw goreng) without noticing the small things, the simple things (like tauge) which makes life so much better. we take for granted that everything, everyone, will always be there for us, that we forget, God can take anything from us anytime.
am i a simple person?
i dont know....maybe im not a simple person, but at times i do like to live the simple life
--like breathing the very air into my lungs...im scared of dying, the scariest death is to be without air
--taking long walks in the green pastures...i hope my children will get to run around with sand between their toes, swinging on shady trees in the park when they grow up...
--i dont really know what i am rambling about, just another crappy post for the benefit of me and whoever reads this...
O you who believe! Eat of the good things that We have provided for you, and be grateful to Allah, if it is Him you worship
[Surah Al-Baqarah, 172]We created man from a drop of mingled sperm, in order to try him. We gave him the gifts of hearing and sight. We showed him the way: whether he be grateful or ungrateful.
[Surah Al-Insan, 2-.3]What can Allah gain by your punishment, if you are grateful and you believe? Indeed, it is Allah who recognizes all good, and knows all things.
[Surah An-Nisa, 147]“If you are grateful, I will increase my favours to you. But if you show ingratitude, truly, My punishment is terrible indeed.”
[Surah Al-Ibrahim, 7]
life is like kue tiaw goreng....
1. its very simple if you know how
2. but you have to make it according to order
3. you cant put less of anything, you cant put too much of anything, just nice
4. lastly, add something simple like tauge, it may be unimportant, you may miss it out....but life is too short to miss out on the simple things~~