Something exciting happened petang tadi.
At 4.50 I heard Miss 13’s phone’s received an sms, then my phone received an sms.
Then a few minutes later, the house phone started ringing.
But I was busy in the kitchen so I couldn’t answer the phone.
But The Other Half was nearby so he answered the phone.
But he quickly put it down looking so perplexed.
He said to me, “I don’t know who rang. It’s a weird number and all I could hear was whoop, whoop, whoop, whoop. So I put it down.”
Then I read my sms and quickly said to him, “Shut all the doors and windows quickly! Tell the girls to shut their windows too. It’s a warning.”
This was what I got on the sms.
(the first sms was the alert/warning sms which came at 4.52 and the second sms came a couple of hours later when everything is clear and we could go outside and open the windows and doors again)
Isn’t that so cool!
Tak pernah2 we all dapat this kind of sms.
The Other Half pun dapat this sms but he put his phone on silent tu yang tak dengar tadi.
I am very impressed with the way they alerted everyone in the vicinity of the accident.
They sent an sms to all the mobile numbers in the affected area and they also rang all the house phones.
The phone call that The Other half answered on the house phone was the warning as well, tu yang dia bunyi whoop, whoop, whoop, hahahaha.
What happened was that there was a fire at one of the factories nearby which lead to chemical spills.
And then since the winds were quite strong at that time, they blew the chemically-laced smoke toward our area and the surrounding suburbs.
So, the police and the firies had to shut a lot of the highways and roads down and alerted everyone who live within the path of the smoke.
Alhamdulillah lah it wasn’t a really hot day today so it wasn’t that bad having to have all the windows and doors shut.
But still quite stuffy sebab we all tak boleh turn the aircond on because our aircond system guna vents which requires open windows and doors.
But, masak memasak still kena buat jugak kan walaupun kepanasan kat dapur tu.
Luckily lah menu yang I masak untuk dinner malam ni cuma guna oven aje so the rest of the time I boleh lepak2 depan kipas, hehehe.
I made oven baked honey and mustard sausages and smashed baby potatoes.
The sausages I marinated sekejap with honey, whole grain mustard and olive oil. Then I bake them in the oven with sliced onions until cooked.
The smashed baby potatoes pulak I boiled them in their skins until cooked. Let it cool.
Then I guna my tapak tangan untuk penyekkan dia sikit.
Arrange them on a baking tray, pour olive oil on them, sprinkle some fresh rosemary, salt and pepper.
Put a few cloves of unpeeled garlic around the potatoes and bake them in the oven until the potatoes are bit brown and the skin a bit crispy.
I baked the potatoes at the same time as the sausages. The potatoes on the top rack and the sausages on the bottom rack.
Itu yang I boleh bersenang lenang depan kipas while they are cooking, hehehe.