A 17 year old girl that writes the way she talks. - Qaisara Afiqah

Friday, February 28, 2014

How to: fried ice cream


A few days back, I went to the store to buy the Nestle fried ice cream but I couldn't seem to find it. Then, I thought why don't I just make myself one? So, I decided to grab the ingredients to the counter and paid them (obviously). 

All you need is bread (depending how many fried ice cream you want), a tub of ice cream (again, depending on what flavor you love) and a glass. Make sure that the glass you use has a sharp edge to make it easier to separate the outer part of the bread.

You will need two pieces of bread to make one fried ice cream.

Place a scoop of ice cream in the center of the slice of bread. Here's an advice, do not put too many scoops of ice cream or else you will end up eating it without being fried. Keep on reading, I will include the picture down below.

Place the other slice of bread on the top to cover the ice cream. Then, use a glass and press it on the bread hardly until the outer part of the bread (outside the glass) is separated. Do not use the disposable containers. I used that at first and it broke when I pressed it... You have to immediately refrigerate the ice cream sandwich before beginning on the next one.  

You can either throw this away or make a bread pudding. Or anything you would love to. I decided to make the bread pudding with this. I will include the recipe in my next post. Eh since when la my blog became a recipes blog?!

Just realized that this picture is focusing my hand instead of the ice cream sandwich but that is beside the point. I ended up eating 3 of the ice cream sandwiches. I put too many scoops of ice cream because I'm greedy like that and it won't pinch shut.

Freeze the fried ice cream for a few hours before deep frying it. I prefer to leave it overnight in freezer to set. To fry, you will need to heat up oil in pan  until hot. Then, fry each side for about 15 seconds and flip. You will notice the color will change to golden brown. When both sides are nice and golden brown, quickly drain dry the fried ice cream on kitchen towels. 

And there you have it, super easy and super delicious deep fried ice cream!! It is really simple to make. I guarantee you will forget about whatever diet you were on.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

I can drive but...

I haven't written anything here since forever. The last time I did was last year, so this is gonna be my first entry of 2014. I know for a fact that it's almost February already but let me talk a little bit about 2013. 2013 was definitely a different year compared to my past teenage years. Calmer. And in some way, I learned myself. I am forever grateful. I don't really have goals or new year resolutions if you ask me. Talk less, do more and that's it. On a different note, I still haven't got my driving license. My jpj test is supposed to be on 9th of February but it's postponed to 16th of February because of Chinese New Year. Truth be told, I feel like giving up driving manual. I don't even know how am I supposed to apply the clutch, god. Sure, I can drive but...

I almost hit one of the teachers at my driving school. 
I almost hit a car when I was doing a u-turn. 
I almost hit a road sign.
I almost hit the back of the car in front of me while waiting for my turn to parallel/reverse park.
I hit the tiang when I was doing the parallel/reverse park but it's clearly wasn't my fault. Well, maybe it was. This happened during the QTI and everyone laughed at me :') I pretended to laugh as well even though deep down inside, I felt like turning off the engine and got out of the car immediately and went to the toilet or maybe home. The car that I usually use has these stickers at the front and back doors which really help to parallel/reverse park. During the QTI, the car I used didn't have the stickers. Once I got into the car and looked at the doors, I was like, "Okay now tell me how am I supposed to parallel/reverse park....." That's pretty much explains why I ended up hitting the tiang but on a brighter note, I have passed the QTI!
Last but definitely not least, just so you know that I can't seem to pull the handbrake using one hand. I have to use both of my hands. This ain't funny.

Let's just say if you see this girl driving in the middle of the road, please keep a safe distance. Don't say I didn't warn you!!!

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Fast forward 10 years

"If Yuna can be successful, has her own apartment in LA and surrounded with great musicians then don't tell me it's hard to believe in your dreams." - Miyyo Azman

One of the things that scares me more than anything else is not having my future go the way I wanted. I always picture myself being successful, in a maxi dress because that's what I prefer with maybe a pair of high heels or maybe just a pair of flats because I can't stand wearing high heels, working at somewhere in the city of New York, maybe. I picture myself being a journalist because that's what I want to be. I picture to have an apartment, not too big not too small. I will have the pictures of the people I love on the white brick walls just like what I have in my room right now. I want to be successful, but I want it to be simple.  I want to be able to go in CĂ©line and know I am able to afford a 5000 dollar bag that I adore since forever. I want to be able to do the things I love, writing and reading, no matter how busy I am. I want to have a cat, or maybe two because I don't want my other cat to be lonely whenever I go to work. I want them to look exactly like the cats I have right now which is one of them has black and white fur while the other one has white fur combined with orange and black fur so that they will bring good memories. I want it to be simple. I want to make good hot green tea for those nights I end up being awake at 3 in the morning because I had a bad dream. I want to be able to make toast because to be honest, I can't even make toast without burning it. It always ends up looking like charcoal.

I want it to be simple.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Happiness

"We all have bad days, but one thing is true; no cloud is so dark that the sun can't shine through." - Miranda Kerr

Happiness in my opinion isn't something you will be able to achieve on a constant state, happiness is when you are able to feel content being who you are with what you have, but that doesn't mean when there is happiness, there is no sadness. I hate that people keep thinking that in order to be happy, you have to find your significant other. For you to be happy, you have to first find happiness in yourself so when something or someone else comes along to add up that happiness and when it doesn't work out, you know you're capable of being happy on your own. Stop relying on other people for your happiness. If you can't find happiness within yourself, then how do you expect another person or object will be able to give you happiness? 

Wake up, it's almost 2014. Start being grateful for what you have, don't give me this "I've been through a lot" bullshit. Being grateful is just something that's really important quality. No matter who you are or no matter what position you are in, there's always something to be grateful for and there's always challenges that you will also might have in a daily basis. We are all human. We all have challenges.We all have good days and we all have challenging days. It's just about being grateful for what you have and who you are. Stop comparing yourself to other people. Trust me, if you stop comparing yourself to other people, you will be at a happier place. Be inspired but don't compare. Be positive or if you can't, just act like you're a positive person. You'll be one eventually.

When people ask me, why do you even waste your time writing and blogging?

My answer is simple.

It makes me happy. It brings sense. 

Because whenever someone tells me they can relate to the things I write, nothing feels more amazing than this. It means a lot. Be it if I don't make a million bucks out of what I do.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

11/12/13

I was supposed to sit for the computer test last Sunday but then while I was studying, (studying sounds weird but whatever) Bitara called to inform me that it was cancelled. It was almost 11pm at that moment and to be honest, I didn't know whether I should be grateful or pissed off. Why would I be pissed off you ask? I want to get my license done as soon as possible and by cancelling the computer test, for sure I have to wait for another few days. God knows how much I hate waiting. Then why would I be grateful? Well, I didn't bother to study earlier and I only started studying two days before my computer test. There's a cd which Bitara has provided and it consists of questions in the form of the exact computer test. So, I did the test. And I failed. They say don't give up, so I did the test for the second time. I didn't fail but I only got 42 and to those who doesn't know, the minimum passing score is 42. Still, even though I had passed but it didn't help me to feel better at all.

I sat for my computer test today. I asked.. well maybe forced my mum to accompany me and we went there (I forgot what is it called) at 9am or something. I had to wait for almost 2 hours for my turn.

Me/My mum
"I'm so nervous..."
"It's just computer test. You seemed okay during the spm. There's no need to be nervous."
"What if I failed....."
"Jadi macam your brother. He didn't even bother to open the book back then. But if kena repeat I don't want to accompany you after this."
"How could you.........."

I didn't bother to check my answers because I might change the one that I have answered correctly. I was the last person who entered the test room and I came out paling awal. Mum told me that she was the one who's nervous right after she saw me came out since I only took like 10 minutes to finish the test. She even talked with the girl who sat next to her, "Look. She must be answering like a boss." Please bear in mind, like a boss here means I tembak most of the questions.

At least I have something that is worth to remember on 11/12/13.