I pledge to…

Remember the AIG Pledge for Tomorrow contest?
Well, I managed to fulfill it!

My mom is a really good cook (and I’m not just saying that because she’s my mom – she really is!), and she had been wanting to pass down her cooking skills and recipes to me ever since I graduated university. I think I have only managed to learn about 3 recipes from her (I was a little busy back then; you know, what with work, then got married and have kids. I just couldn’t find the time) – and that is why for this AIG contest, I pledged to cook with my mom and have meals together. Better late than never!

Anyways, we spent last weekend at my parents’ place after about 3 weeks of not seeing them. The only time we are able to visit them is on the weekend and public/school holidays. But it depends on our schedules too. Sometimes my parents are away on outstation trips (my dad is a busy man) or sometimes we have things to settle, so we had to postpone our visit to a later date. It’s a good thing my parents live only 30 minutes drive away from us!

They were both at home last weekend, so we decided to come over for lunch. We came a little bit early so I could help my mom to prepare my favourite dishes, just like old times. We made lauk kampung, and mom taught me the step-by-step – from the ingredient preparations to cooking them. (Now I know why my sambal tumis always didn’t turn out good – should have waited until “naik minyak” before adding the air asam jawa! Hehe).


IMG_5867Preparing the ingredients for sambal tumis udang.


IMG_5893Helping her to season the kuah. “Always, always taste your dishes!”, she said. Yes mommy.


IMG_5926Our lunch spread: Ayam goreng berempah, masak lemak tempoyak pucuk ubi, sambal tumis udang, kerabu taugeh, ikan masin and ikan bakar with kuah asam. Soooo delicious, I had 3 plates of rice!



The girls were excited too. They are always excited to come to their Atok and Wan’s place. So manja, especially with my mom. Sheeshhh! #noimnotjealous 😛

We talked and laughed at dinner, updated each other about whatever that’s happening in our lives. It felt good to hang out and spend time with them. Even tho we text like every day on our family Whatsapp group, it still feel more special when you actually see and talk in person.


Have you made your pledge and fulfilled it?

You can still join the contest even after the Fulfill Your Pledge Day, as the contest ends on 30th November. Remember to upload your photo on your Instagram and include this hashtag #pledgefortomorrow, and make sure that your Instagram account status is set to public. Who knows, maybe you and your family could be one of the 5 lucky winners to win either one of these 3 prizes!

  1. High tea session at a 5-star hotel
  2. A family trip to Bukit Gandah Elephant Sanctuary
  3. A family cooking session with Le Cordon Bleu trained chef

Log on to www.pledgefortomorrow.com for more info.

Stay tuned to my blog and Instagram on the 21st November as I will be revealing a special treat for you!

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