Muhammad Sulaiman Bin
Muhamad Najib Muti-ie, 9
My mother wakes up at 5 o’clock, prays and starts cooking. She wakes me up at 6.40am and I will take a very long time to get ready for school. Usually, I buy bread on the way to school, and during recess I eat my favourite food, nasi lemak. But my student care centre gives very plain and boring food every day. I hate the noodles.
What does Muhammad Sulaiman Bin Muhamad Najib Muti-ie eat every day? From spider sandwich to “very boring food at the student care centre”, Sulaiman’s food diary offers us a glimpse into his daily life.
Have a listen to Sulaiman's reflection in this journey of documenting his mother cooking ayam masak merah or read on in the transcript below.
Sulaiman: My name is Sulaiman. I’m 9. I like to play football and basketball. My hobby is draw.
Shiyun: So today we’re going to do a food diary. Do you know what’s a food diary? It’s like what time do you eat every day.
Sulaiman: Sometimes I wake up 6.40. When my mother wake up me right, I just sleep back. She wake up 5 o’clock then she cook.
Shiyun: So your mother will wake up every day at 5 o’clock to cook. Do you have breakfast?
Sulaiman: No. My mother give me money to buy bread.
Shiyun: What sort of bread do you usually buy?
Sulaiman: Sandwich and Spider bread.
Shiyun: Spider bread? What is a spider bread?
Sulaiman: Like a, I don’t know.
Shiyun: Maybe you can draw it.
Sulaiman: There’s hotdog then there’s something on top it.
Shiyun: Then it looks like a spider web.
Shiyun: What do you eat during recess time?
Sulaiman: ok, Sometimes I eat Nasi Lemak, my favourite food that one.
Shiyun: So 11 o’clock you will eat nasi lemak for lunch. When is the next time you will eat again?
Sulaiman: After school finishes, student care very boring.
Shiyun: What do they usually give you at student care?
Sulaiman: Noodle, plain burger, and rice
Shiyun: Everything is very plain. They don’t give you spicy food. That’s why you don’t like it?
Sulaiman: No. I hate the noodle one.
Shiyun: What time does student care finish?
Shiyun: So finally your boring day is over because student care finish.
Shiyun: At home do you eat immediately?
Sulaiman: No. I just buy something from like ice cream, mini cookies, also got push pop. I didn’t eat dinner.
Shiyun: You never eat dinner?
Sulaiman: No. only Ramadhan.
Shiyun: Only Ramadhan you will eat dinner?
Shiyun: Then you mum cook in the morning at 5 o’clock, who eat the food?
Sulaiman: My brother.
Shiyun: So your last meal of the day is a push pop at 6 o’clock. After that you will not eat, and then you will go and sleep?
Sulaiman: I watch YouTube.
Shiyun: Yes, I mean in terms of eating, this is the last thing you will eat for the day?
Sulaiman: Sometimes I’ll find an apple or orange. Find something to eat at home.. ya but there’s nothing so I just go sleep.