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Good BBQ Grill Hunting In Melbourne : Review on Breville.

Assalamu'alaikum. Apart from meeting my BFF and Junior's wish lists of seeing kangaroos and being with his BFF, I went to Melbourne this time with 3 places in mind: Bunnings Warehouse, Good Guys Appliances and Victoria Market. Direct Factory Outlets were not even in the list! (LIAR!!!) ^_^ Well, half truth indeed - at least not within the paramount budget(s), not to mention limited, but of course. 

I had 2 things in mind since my 1st visit almost 2 years ago, namely 1) BBQ Grill Set; and 2) Coffee [Espresso] Machine. There you go, I said it. Yes, I had set my goal to get them. And yes, I went and got them right on. Nothing could stop me. Absolutely nothing. Hahahha. But on serious note, I thank Allah for making that happen.. For granting me mysterious and sometimes surprising ways of getting RIZQ to make it happen in the first place. Of all my sins and weaknesses I must have done something good to deserve such golden opportunities. Alhamdulillah.

So, here's my BBQ Grill I go…

Ramadan 1435H ~ June 2014M

Assalamu'alaikum. How have you guys been doing? To all Muslim brothers and sisters, members of the floor, Ramadan Mubarak! I have not been feeling well lately since coming back from Saigon. Nothing serious, really.. Just down with flu but may be due to extremely hot weather it somehow dragged me to a fat three days of pain and suffering. Anyhow, I survived the 1st fasting day quite awesome nonetheless.. Alhamdulillah. 

Here are two pictures of me on Thursday and Friday respectively, before totally down like jello at home Friday evening onwards:

The weather recorded both days were 40 and 36 degrees, causing my nose to bleed fresh blood.

But now as I type this entry I'm feeling much, much better Alhamdulillah. Ramadan Bliss, that is. 
Good luck for your Ramadan this year, lovelies...! 
- Nai at Tak Pe Je.

Message From NAM

Assalamu'alaikum. I grew up with Danielle Steel's novels and amongst my earliest favorites was Message From Nam, which gave such an impact to me emotionally. Yeah, a hopeless romantic since teenager I've been. But I don't know why on earth it took me so long to actually touch down in Saigon, after all this while. And I finally did just that last week. At last, Nai. At last, that was what I kept telling myself a few days I was there. It felt like a ghost somewhere at the back of my heart. I thought I saw Paxton Andrews there, really, everywhere. I felt so weird but heck, that's me! 
Anyways, I did enjoy Saigon eventhough we didn't get to visit the scary yet historical museum - by choice, actually. We did however went to Mekong Delta, at least. At the very least, of course. Here's how I dressed that day: peacock green lady with pink cap. 

Almost two hours' drive from Ben Thanh Market, we reached at the jetty to get into a boat to Mekong Delta. It so happene…

WW ~ Red Bananas of Mekong Delta

WW je la sempatnya pon.. ;) 

@ Mekong Delta

- Sneak Peak by Nai at Tak Pe Je.


More Than Words...

~ Nai at Tak Pe Je.

Taste of Thai ~ Sydney Road, Melbourne Halal Eatery

Assalamu'alaikum. We cooked while in Melbourne this time, coz we stayed at a friend's house there. But towards the end of the stay we finally checked in an authentic Thai restaurant owned by a Singaporean Muslim and run by a bunch of Muslim Siamese staffs. We found out from a Monash Uni student, Ta, from Southern Thai who has been part-timing at the Taste of Thai (yeah, that's the restaurant's name, by the way) that the chefs are from Bangkok. Hence, the authentic Thai cuisine. Simple maths. ^^ 
Located at Sydney Road, it's a place you can't afford to miss at any cost whatsoever because it opens daily from 10.30am - 10.30pm. For a neighbourhood that closes mostly at 5.30pm, you can't afford to miss this superb halal restaurant! You won't even have to wait more than 20 minutes for your order to be served right before your eyes, dearest friends, unlike any other Thai restaurants - in Klang Valley or Hat Yai/Phuket/Krabi. 
For the list of mouth watering menu…

WW ~ Roaming With The Kangaroos

Assalamu'alaikum. Warning: This is a not so Wordless post on Wednesday. ^_^

Went all the way to Melbourne to be with my BFF. For you, dear... Anything. 

Anything at all. Even roaming together with you and the kangaroos. And of course, the nosy black swans too.

Which loved you twice as much that day, apparently. My love? Till Jannah, Insya Allah.
- Nai at Tak Pe Je.

WW ~ Love In The Name of God

WW's time...!

- Nai at Tak Pe Je.