Saturday, 5 December 2009

How to make...

I'll let you in on a secret how to make bunga manggar in Sudan...hehehe.

Kak Zainon requested bunga manggar for the Edufair's opening ceremony. How to make bunga manggar in Sudan?!! We did have the colourful fronds from the Embassy but the stick?!! We asked Nina to buy two mop sticks but it took us about two days to think about what to use to stick the fronds to the mop stick. If we're in Malaysia, we could just use young papaya or even banana stem or to make life easy just buy that green flower sponge from the shops.

Here in Sudan, where to get all those things?!! I don't think papaya or banana trees grow around Khartoum. And I've yet to see a flower shop in Khartoum...sigh. So on the 28th of October, around 3, I got a call from Kak Jas to go to Ina Sakinah's house on the second floor. When I got there, Ina Wahab, Kak Jas and Kak Jas were busy making the bunga manggar.

They've already cut some polysterene foam... I think, I'll just let you see for yourself what we did...hehehe

First, cut the polysterene foam...

Roughly made into a 'ball'

Wrapped it in dough...

Shaped it into a 'cylinder'

Shaping it...

Then use aluminium foil...

Cover it with aluminium foil...

Poke it with a knife...

Then make it bigger with your hand...hehehe

Then, stick it on the mop stick!

Make sure you hold the stick firm...

Amir's about to do something naughty...hehehe

Then slowly put in the colourful fronds...

Working together's always the answer...

Tadaaaaaaa!!!

That's how you make bunga manggar in Sudan...hehehe. Even though, we're just housewives, we do have a lot of great ideas to make our lives in Khartoum bearable. Well, shopping for things online also have its merits...muahahaha

p/s: Thank you Kak Jas, Ina Sakinah, Ina Wahab, Kak Shidah and also Kak Rohana for making that day very memorable and full of laughter...hehehe. Looking back at the pictures made me smile like a crazy woman...muahahaha!