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Birthday Girl & Giveaway!

Happy Monday everyone!!! How was your weekend? Mine was great.

Birthday girl

So, it was my birthday on last Friday. Yup! I’m older than last Monday now.

Didn’t make anything special this time. Only celebrated with husband and daughter. But I got something BIG from husband and my in-laws for this birthday. Literally BIG. It does not related to kitchen or craft. Na-ah. Can you guess?

A digital piano! Yes! I am so very lucky.

Birthday food

I used to learn piano when I was in junior high for 3 years or something. I had to stop because in senior high I became very busy and had to do so many chef training in different cities.

birthday girl

But lately, I listened to lots of piano music / songs and in one of my essay in the school I wrote that I miss to play piano again and I showed my essay to my husband so he can check it for me without thinking about the piano part.

And so last Thursday, there was a big package for my husband. But I could see the package said digital piano and I was like really?? Are you kidding me? I finally have my own digital piano? No way!

Birthday food

And soon after that husband messaged me not to open it until he gets home.
Then, after he gets home, he told me to lock my self in the kitchen or bedroom and do not go out until he tells me to. I didn’t mind, since I had to cook anyway.

After around 30 minutes he called me to go out from the kitchen. And there it was, my digital piano stood on an empty space in our living room. Welcome to the family my new friend ๐Ÿ™‚

Don’t worry though, I will show you my new friend’s photo sometime this week ๐Ÿ˜€

birthday girl

As for the food, I made my self a nasi kuning komplit (yellow rice with the side dishes). And a bit unusual birthday cake, miniย croquembouche with lemon cream filling. Whyย croquembouche? Dunno, just felt like it. I will share the recipes in another blog posts ๐Ÿ™‚

Birthday girl

So, since I got a big present for my birthday, I want to share the happiness with a giveaway. This is my very first giveaway, although it’s not much but I still want to share a bit with all of you my awesome readers ๐Ÿ™‚

The winner will get ยฃ20 or $30 amazon voucher. Because I live in Sweden, I always useย But I know lots of you live in the USA, so to make it easier, the winner can choose whether they want the voucher in GBP or USD.ย This giveaway open internationally.

To win this voucher:

  1. You have to be my follower. And tell me about your best birthday present ever. And don’t forget to write your valid email so I can contact you if you win.

Bonus entries:

  1. Follow Ridha’s Kitchen on facebook, and tell me you have “like” my page.
  2. Share this post on your blog, google+ or facebook, and tell me you have shared this post.

Maximum 3 entries per person. The winner will be picked usingย
This giveaway ends Monday, 28th January 2013.

Good luck everyone!



  1. I am not sure about a best birthday present. The first memorable one I could think of was a camera when I was in high school. eclecticlamb at gmail dot com

  2. Yang di Canada boleh ikutan kan? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    My best birthday present ever would be the birth of my son! We planned for him and his birthday would actually fall in February and hubby’s birthday would be only a couple of days away from our son’s. Yet apparently he would love to be closer to mine instead his daddy’s so he was born 5 weeks early. We were first time parents, were dead scared of situation as I had to stay in the hospital, totally bed rest for a week to keep him inside my belly so that he would be strong enough to come out. Needless to say, it was a terrifying experience for all of us and doctors were monitoring us very closely. He was ‘forced’ to come out with induction, those who had experienced it would know, that it was just a huge pain when you had to have induction done :-/ But man, when he was placed on my chest, I was speechless and right away “Allahu Akbar” came out of my mouth ๐Ÿ™‚ A beautiful baby he was and still is and we are forever grateful. The 3 of us celebrate our b’days only within days from each other, January to February are always filled with extra happiness in this household :)))

    Happy CAKE Day once again to you!

  3. Happy Birthday to you!!! One of my best birthday presents was a tent last year from my parents. It was a joint birthday gift to both my husband and I. This is our first tent and we love to camp. We’ve had many wonderful adventures in it and can’t wait to have even more! Email is kenleyleigh at gmail dot com!

  4. Happy Birthday yaaa…. semoga panjang umur, sehat dan sukses selalu. Kue dan nasi kuningnya looks so yummy…eh ternyata bisa juga ya nemu daun pisang di luar asia ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. aih ridha, selamat panjang umurnya.. selalu sehat dan bahagia.. suka deh naskunnya.. daku tiap ultah di rumah mama selalu dibikin naskun, eh tumpeng gitu.. kumplit..
    dan itu hati ayamnya periperi?
    croquembouche itu isi vla lemon? pengeeeeeennn..

    mmhh my best birthday present? tahun lalu deh waktu misua mendadak nongol pas ultah, bawa “ayam pengemis” yang dibungkus berapa lapis plastik gitu.. dan besoknya balik lagi deh dia ke hutan di mongol sana.. bahagia sekaligus sedih.. kog cuma sehari sih?

  6. I’ve just liked your facebook page ๐Ÿ™‚ and my best birthday present was a gold necklace along with a heart-shaped pendant given to me by my late grandfather. Happy Belated Birthday!

  7. throuthehaze says

    I’m a follower ๐Ÿ™‚ Best birthday present was the Kindle I got last year. Happy Birthday!
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  8. My best birthday gift ever? hmmm… ah when I went for a holiday to Holland few year back, suddenly I received a special package from Indonesia which turns out to be a handmade letter made by my friends. It was super special not just because it’s handmade, but they also took the time to actually sent it to Holland.

    I already like your page and share this giveaway on FB… *moga2 menang* *kepret monitor* ^^

  9. My best friends threw me a surprise birthday party! It was so awesome and unexpected and fun. ๐Ÿ™‚

A nice comment will make my day ^^

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