Wednesday, 13 January 2010

The Best Honey


Wadi Doan Honey..Sidr Honey (left) , Akasia Honey (right)
Last night we went to Khalidiyah Mall to survey the price for Yemeni honey. We were informed by Ami Najib and of course by our quick research, that Yemeni Sidr honey is one of the best and most expensive honeys in the world because of its unique healing properties (according to UN Food & Agriculture Organization).

The ancient Sidr tree, (also known as Lote or Jujube), was the first thing Prophet Adam ate after his descend to earth. Sidr tree is also mentioned as Sidratul Muntaha in the Quran (Najm:7-18) and also known as pohon pohon bidara in Surah Saba‘ (15:16). The plant grows extensively in the eastern part of Yemen especially in the remote area of Wadi Do‘an.

At last we end up buying 4 bottles sidr honey@ 500grams each with Dhs 130 per bottle. These will be one of the souvenirs for both tok and also for Ami Najib (for looking after our house).
In the Quran and Hadith also mention honey as a disease healer:
Dan Tuhanmu memberi ilham kepada lebah:“ Hendaklah engkau menbuat sarangmu di gunung-ganang dan pokok pokok kayu dan juga bangunan yang didirikan oleh manusia. Kemudian makanlah dari segala jenis bunga bungaan dan buah buahan (yang engkau sukai), serta turutlah jalan jalan peraturan Tuhanmu yang diilhamkan dan dimudahkan kepadamu“.Akan keluarlah dari dalam badannya madu, yang mengandungi penawar bagi manusia. Sesungguhnya, itu tanda kebesaran Allah bagi manusia yang mahu berfikir (Surah An Nahl 68:69)
Honey Consumption
2 times a day- morning & before sleep

Benefits of Honey:
A few of the very many cures from honey have been outlined:
For burns
Apply freely over burns. It cools, removes pain and aids fast healing without scarring. Apart from being a salve and antibiotic, bacteria cannot live in honey.

Bed Wetting
A teaspoon of honey before bed aids water retention and calms fears in children.

A dessert spoon of honey in a mug of hot milk aids sleep and works wonders!

Honey is a mild sedative with minerals, vitamins, amino acids etc. Replace all white sugar with honey. White sugar is highly stimulating with no food qualities.

Nasal Congestion
Place a dessert spoon of honey in a basin of hot water and inhale fumes after covering your head with a towel over the basin.

Wounds or Grazes
Cover wound with honey and a bandage. Excellent healer.

For Fatigue
Dissolve a desert spoon of honey in warm water or quarter honey balance of water in a jug and keep in the fridge. Honey is primarily fructose and glucose and so it is quickly absorbed by the digestive system. (Honey is a unique natural stabilizer - ancient Greek athletes took honey for stamina before competing and as a reviver after competition.)

Facial Deep Cleanser
Mix honey with oatmeal approx. 50/50 till thick and apply as a face-pack. Leave on for half an hour then wash off. Great as a deep cleanser for acne .

Poor Digestion
Mix honey with apple cider vinegar approx. 50/50 and dilute to taste with water. This aids digestion. (Also reputed to be wonderful for the joints.)

Hair Conditioner
Mix honey with equal quantity of Olive Oil and cover head with a warm towel for half an hour then shampoo off. Feeds hair and scalp. Hair will never look or feel better!

Sore Throats
Let a teaspoon of honey melt in the back of the mouth and trickle down the throat. Eases inflamed raw tissues.

For Stress
Honey in water is a stabilizer - calms highs and raises lows. Use approx. 25 percent honey to water.

Honey is the best blood en-richer by raising corpuscle content. The darker the honey the more minerals it contains.

Food Preservative
Cakes with honey replacing sugar stay fresher longer due to natural antibiotics. Reduce liquids by approx. one-fifth to allow for moisture in honey.

Heart Patients
These people are well advised to replace white sugar (sucrose) with honey, natural fructose and glucose.

Chewing the tops of comb honey stimulates the immune system due to minuteamounts of pollen. During the season chew for 20 minutes a teaspoon of bee capping (tops) five to six times per day. Highly effective and useful for asthma sufferers as well.

Baby's Bottle
Four teaspoons of honey to a baby's bottle of water is an excellent pacifier and multivitamin additive. If baby's motions are too liquid then reduce by half a teaspoon; if too solid increase by half a teaspoon.

Honey rubbed on a baby's gums is a mild sedative and anaesthetic.
English research has shown that a teaspoon of honey per day aids calcium utilization and prevents osteoporosis. Essential from age 50 onwards.

Long Life
One common fact worldwide is that the most long-lived people are regular users of honey. An interesting fact yet to be explained is that beekeepers suffer less from cancer and arthritis than any other occupational group worldwide.

Use a dessertspoon of honey dissolved in half a glass of warm water. Sip at start of attack. If necessary repeat in 20 minutes. Always effective (so tip goes) as migraine is stress related.

Conjunctivitis (pus in the eye)
Honey dissolved in equal quantity of warm water. Apply, when cooled, as lotion or eye bath.

Cough mixture
6 oz. liquid honey
2 oz. glycerin
Juice of 2 lemons
Mix well. Bottle and cork firmly. Use as required

Keep honey in first aid cupboard for emergency use, and another in the kitchen cupboard.

Reference: - Health Benefits Of Honey
Benefits of Honey by Dr. Monzur Ahmed

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Ambassador Cup Round 2- Dubai


Jumaat lepas kami sekeluarga bersama angkatan pemain pemain volleyball Abu Dhabi telah berkampung di Al Ahli Club Dubai untuk pusingan ke 2 Ambassador Cup 2010. Kami bertolak pukul 645 pagi dari Abu Dhabi dan sampai lebih kurang pukul 815 pagi. Seperti biasa Abu Dhabi berjersi kuning, Dubai merah dan Ras al Khaimah berbaju biru.
Meriah betul Al Ahli Club dengan ada gerai-gerai menjual nasi lemak, nasi rendang dan murtabak juga.

Kali ni Abi main volleyball mewakili Abu Dhabi dan ummi pula brsukaneka lari kaki tiga. Semua orang tak kira menang atau kalah dapat hadiah.. tu yang best . Luqman pun dapat hadiah cap dari sponsor.. syok. Sekarang mari kita layan gambar

Pingat yang menjadi rebutan semua

Come on Abu Dhabi .. Abu Dhabi -Ras Al Khaimah penyokong setia Abu Dhabi
Kanak kanak beratur ambil hadiah topi
Abu Dhabi 1 menentang Dubai 1. Abu Dhabi menang
Pasukan lari kaki 3, bergambar bersama CG masa penyampaian hadiah.. dapat no 3 tu don't play play
Angkatan dari Abu Dhabi bergambar selepas jadi Johan kumpulan 1

Sekian laporan bergambar untuk kali ni.. bye bye

Saturday, 9 January 2010

Cutest Baby of the Planet 2009


Mombloggers Planet is looking for another 6 babies for the Cutest Baby of the Planet 2009 contest. And Ummi takes this opportunity to nominate Luqman as one of the contestants. There are a lot of prizes to be win. So come and nominate your baby too..

For more info about this contest and prizes please click here.
Hurry this nomination open till 10th January 2010.
Name: Luqman Hakim bin Abdul Halim
DOB: 11/10/08
Age: 1 year 3 months
Check out these link for the details,
Mombloggers Planet at
Nomination page at
Wish me luck!

Luqman's Favourite

Luqman love to watch Danny & Daddy Duet. He loves to dance to the music . Walaupun tak paham apa kartun tu cakap, Luqman tetap layan.. hehe

Monday, 4 January 2010

Burj Dubai is Officially Open!

Hari ini adalah hari bersejarah bagi UAE, kerana Burj Dubai telah dirasmikan oleh Syeikh Mohammed. During the opening ceremony, Burj Dubai is renamed to Burj Khalifa in honour of Syeikh Khalifa bin Zayed, President of UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi. Now, Burj Khalifa is officially the tallest building in the world which stand more than 828m high. So far, kami hanya tengok Burj Dubai from a distance maybe one day we'll take a closer look and visit its park.
Facts & Figures
  • The Burj, which stands at more than 828m high (2,716ft) and has more than 162 inhabitable floors, can be seen from 60 miles away
  • The top of the building features a public observation deck and shop. The world's highest mosque and swimming pool are located on the 158th and 76th floors
  • The tapering spire is made out of reinforced concrete, steel, stainless steel and glass. The exterior cladding of reflective glazing is designed to withstand Dubai's extreme summer temperatures
  • The building contains more than 1,000 apartments and 49 floors of office space, served by 57 lifts. There are a total of four swimming pools and a private library
  • A 160-room hotel carrying the Giorgio Armani logo will occupy the lower part of the tower
  • The foundations were dug to depths of 50m (164 ft).
    Source: Emaar/Reuters
Apa apa pun, Petronas Twin Tower is the best sebab ianya di Malaysia, tanah air tercinta :)

Sunday, 3 January 2010

Balik Malaysia

Salam all,

On 17th January, Luqman will be flying back to Malaysia with Ummi, but Abi can't join us because he is in the middle of finishing his closing report for the current project. We are going back because Ummi's passport will be expired soon and to renew the passport in Abu Dhabi takes 3 months ( based on the info from Malaysian Embassy) and within these 3 months the person cannot travel outside UAE.

So the fastest way is to renew it in Malaysia, just in one day! We are going back for 2 weeks. May be we will spend 3 days in Bangi and the rest of the week in Kedah and Perlis..

We managed to book cheaper tickets from Etihad Airways e-deal (edeal available on Monday and Tuesday only).

Can't wait to meet my family :)
Malaysia here I come..

Abi jaga diri ye..Nanti Luqman bawa balik hadiah untk Abi
Nanti Luqman beli minyak wangi kat Alamanda dan kacang tumbuk di Padang Besar.. Abi punya peberet.