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Circumcision – Yusuf Berkhatan

School holiday has started and most parents in Malaysia, took this time to get our son circumcised. The school holiday is six week long and this will give time to the boys who got circumcised to recuperate without taking leave from school.

My son, Yusuf, 8 years old was all jittery when he knew he was going to be circumcised. He knew and every Muslim boys here knows that they will have to ‘bersunat’ sometime before they enter their teenage phase. We told Yusuf about ‘bersunat’ many months back, but the excitement started when the school holidays starts. He kept asking how it’s done.. not once, not three but so many times.  First, the explanation goes sanely, then when  the brothers started chipping in , there comes in the Rambo knife, the parang and so on and so on. But of course, he knows that all the three big brothers survived with all their ‘thing’ okey.

Most mosque nowadays put up ceremony to celebrate the boys.

Yusuf having his nasi lemak for breakfast.

All the boys are summed up then given a cold bath before they go in.

The fire truck was specially called in to give the boys their bath.

Yusuf after the bath.. all ready with sarong and a smile 🙂

Pinning the number.. 36. There were 65 boys who got “bersunat” that day.

Yusuf  was quite calm  throughout the procedure.  His father  took the footage of   the whole process  but,  🙂  I think we’ll just keep the footage. We got his friends to come over that evening.

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For the next four weeks, I will need to list down all the recipes I’m going to make.      I made pancakes recently and it was a hit. They kids asked me to make them again and I tripled it and made a big bowl of chocolate sauce. Fluffy pancakes from Allrecipes.


  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • cooking spray


  1. Combine milk with vinegar in a medium bowl and set aside for 5 minutes to “sour”.
  2. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Whisk egg and butter into “soured” milk. Pour the flour mixture into the wet ingredients and whisk until lumps are gone.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat, and coat with cooking spray. Pour 1/4 cupfuls of batter onto the skillet, and cook until bubbles appear on the surface. Flip with a spatula, and cook until browned on the other side.