Friday, April 30, 2010

6ixsense Tak Bisa Memilihmu

Ok peeps..this is for your listening pleasure..I'm not sure if the band is from Malaysia or Indonesia..I just discovered this song lately, according to a friend the song is there since 2007?????? ( one would be surprised knowing me...only when people are soooooo over the song..then I thought it's a new song duuhhhh!!!!..)

Happy weekend all....

lotsa luv

Thursday, April 29, 2010

My Inspiration

I used to be an avid fan.....I got inspired by Kate for managing 8 little kids...and I was heart-broken when they announced their divorce..:(

Handling 3 little gals..with a set of twins and my eldest are just 1 year apart required a lot of patient, I was literally struggling especially during their first 2 years..I went through series of misbehaving maids..mostly couldn't stand the stress of taking care 3 babies....just to share..I didn't leave my maid alone with my parents in law live nearby so we sent maid with babies to my parents in law's place..even that maid couldn't stand...*sigh!!*

On weekends, my cousins came by, luckily I have a few single cousins living in KL who didn't mind to sacrifice their weekends being my assistants at home. I remembered my late aunt.."hujung minggu tu pergi laa rumah along..tolong tengok2 kan kembar tu.." (I'm missing her terribly:()

I tried as much possible not to bother my in laws during weekends...for the whole 2 years I was time for myself at all except attending to my little ones' demanding needs (they were very much clingy) gym, no fun ME gals day out with movies night.. and the list goes on...

That's why now when people said to me.."wow u have so much energy and time to do stuffs..playing squash..gym..holdiday alone with hubby bla..blaa.....I would respond to them.."I was once I have little darlings are now more independent....I have to appreciate this"

Looking back..I wonder how I survived then..but I always believe God will not test you more than what you are capable...

So..Kate & Jon plus 8 was one of my inspiration then..I thought to myself..if she can handled 8 little kids..I only have 3..I surely can do better..

Bear in mind..then..Kate n Jon doesnt have many nannies as they have now after they got back then, the earlier days when the series just started..she was struggling as well "raising a set of twins and a set of sextuplets doesnt bring the best out of us, but we are a family.."

I love the way she handled the kids..she's very systematic compared to Duggar's family.."17 and counting" perhaps she used to be a nurse so I found she's very hygienic and I find she's quite attractive too...(of course with the make-up n all..tummy tuck etc..etc..)

Too bad..the network has cancelled the series...but I have a lot to thank the gives me inspiration to keep going..back then I do not have blog..otherwise I can share my struggles with all of you now more on flash back experience:) at least I can say..I've been there..done that, right?


until next time..take care

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Who is your favorite Idol?

Ok I've to admit sometimes I do have soft spots towards certain looks..especially those with innocent looks..I feel pity for them and I tell you... these people can get away with almost anything with me:)

Aaron Kelly from American Idol of current season is one of them..seriously I would vote for him if we are allowed to vote here in Malaysia..I surely will use up all the allocation for my mobile phone usage voting and of course my bill is paid by the company.....muahaaahaaa!!!

Tonight he sang “You’ve Got a Way” by Shania Twain..and it almost brought tears to me and I couldn't stop smiling as all the judges were moved by his singing and passing good comments...

Way to goooo kid....!!! wohoooooooooo

By the way, apart from his looks..he also comes from a difficult upbringing, and he's just 16;)

until next time..

I'm vain!!!

Ok..i know i've said this many..many times..I'm forgetful..

I just want to share this here...yesterday I had my sunnies on my head for half a day in the office....from a cafe for lunch..until one of my colleague "ehh..nice glasses!!" with a smirk on her face..
"ehh..where got..I'm wearing lense today" I said inocently.
Until she pointed out at my head...
GODDDDDD!!!! malu nyaaa...seriously maluuuuuu..u just imagine people in meeting room, in cafe surely think.."VAIN NYA MINAH NI....AS IF DIA AJE ADA SUNNIES.." What the hell????????????????????????

uwaarrgghhhhhhh...seriously embarassing..the moment I realized it..i wish the floor will open up and swallow me right there and then..!!!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Let's kill time...!!!

I heart this paperbag a lot (one of the items I got from BAKE with YEN...i 've decided to order more for allysha's party packs in July:)

Steamed Chocolate Cuppies with Chocolate Ganache Topping

A couple of weeks ago, I made a trip to Bake with Yen in Bandar Puteri Puchong, I'm sure you peeps know this shop well..especially those 'nigella or anna olson wannabe" they have one in Chow Kit, of course given a choice, Puchong is much better choice for me.. I was asked by my mother in law of course, she needs a few things for her sister (my mak ngah) but as I entered the shop...
I was like a little girl in a candy shop.. from a few items listed in a small piece of paper becomes a trolley full of baking stuffs;(

I went crazy with boxes, the cuppies stuff..even the paper bagssss....they have coloured cups for the cuppies...yeeyyyy!!! I picked Orange cups

and that happened a couple of weeks ago...the stuffs i bought still intact somewhere in my kitchen cabinet until last weeked when my husband was extremely busy meeting the dateline...I decided to bake to kill time..and also partly because i found the cuppies box I bought weeks before:)

My kids love chocolate..anything with chocolate flavor, hence I decided to make chocolate cupcakes with chocolate ganache topping...

Chocolate cake (i steamed using steamer rather than baking using oven)


70 g cocoa powder
80g sugar
1 cup of water

(stir this mixture with a whisk over medium heat until smooth..and leave the mixture to cool)

250g butter
280 g castor sugar (you can reduce if you dont like "too sweet" taste for the cake)
240 g Flour
2 tea spoon of soda bicarbonate (added to the flour )
2 tea spoon of essence vanilla
6-7 eggs

Beat the butter using Mixer at medium speed, until it becomes creamy, add in sugar..beat until the mixture turn to almost white, add in at a time..
add esssence vanilla..
Pour the chocolate mixture..continure beating..and lastly add in flour
mix them well until the texture smooth and velvety

Then it's ready to be baked or steamed..(I like steamed as the cake is moist)

Chocolate Ganache

500g baking chocolate
450 liters of whipping cream
100 g of butter


Chopped the chocolate , place them in a bowl and put aside
Heat cream and butter in a saucepan over a medium heat, bring just to a boil
immediately pour the boiling cream over the chocolate..
stir with a whisk until smooth and velvety

Chocolate Ganache

If you want to decorate a cupcake..let it cool and put inside the fridge for 24 hours until the mixture is hard enough to be piped

I have a slightly different cater for my lil' piranhaskids......i just poured over my cuppies while it's still in liquid form as my kids cannot wait for the next 24 hours.. if I insist to wait..there might be no more cuppies to be "ganeched' the next day..muaahhhaaa..haaaa
I'm telling's not easy to feed them with chocolate ganache..I've to thank my's extremely messy..they had to change clothes couple of times on that they soiled the dress each time they take a bite at the cuppies..*sigh*

note :

if you have chocolate ganache can use that to make truffles....make it like a small ball and rolled into cocoa powder..chilled it .. i guarantee u..memang YUMMMMM!!!

the reason i made cuppies this time.
Inspired by this pretty box...trying to find a reason to use it

the box can fit in 12 pcs of medium size cuppies

I just need a reason to use the box..even if it doesn't make sense to keep cuppies in a box while serving my own lil' piranhas kids ;)

in case you are confused with my instructions..feel free to drop a question..i guarantee you the kids love these cuppies n truffles... unlike my case..the ganache were gone even before I can rolled into cocoa powder:( *sigh*

happy baking peeps..

until then...

Pengalaman yang menginsafkan part 2

WARNING : This is a rather lengthy entry..please read this when you really have free times ok? You can come back later if you need to kill time:)

I'm not sure if you guys ever felt the same way about certain incidents..which it lingers in ur head for decades?

I have a few... for some I wish I could have done differently then..

Incident 1

Happened when I was in my secondary school (16/17 yrs) ..I was queuing up at the bakery in my hometown..there was a boy I think should be in form 1 (13 yrs old) I assumed he's going back to the hostel judging from the uniform (only school with hostels required students to wear uniform during saturday outing)

He took a mini the counter, when the shop keeper punched the price..the boy looked puzzled looking at the price shown at the monitor..and he said "takpe la kak...tak jadi ambik.." then he put pack the pizza and left the bakery...with a very sad face:(

I was deeply disturbed looking at his offer him to pay..but I was being me.. TIMID..too shy to even offer..I stood there..looking at the boy..deep down I wanted to cry..."poor boy...!! I wish you will be successful one can buy lots and lots of pizzaa.."

That incident lingers in my mind until now..I wish I have the courage then to offer paying for the mini pizza...perhaps I will not feeling so guilty now...I feel "sebak" everytime I think of that boy..

I sincerely hope he's doing sooo well now...Aminnn!!

Incident 2

Happened 2 years ago..during fasting month

Normally during fasting month..I will just buy food from Bazar in the evening I would go with my husband to buy food and we break fast at my in-laws' place.

There's one stall selling soup..all type of soups..but the responds were not so good..I saw 2 kids..1 girl i think 5-6 yrs old helping the mother chasing the flies..and a boy i think aged 2+ yrs..sleeping while standing, putting his head on the small desk at the back of the stall ..I think if the boy slipped he could have fell into the drain which just few feets away:(

That particular sight really bothered me, so I asked my husband to buy .."if it's not tasty..let's just do it for the charity sake.." we bought and it taste quite ok...then we continue buying until a few days later..we saw the stall was closed..I assumed they couldn't sustain....

I was profoundly disturbed..I told my husband..I dont want anymore handbags and shoes...I vowed not to waste on unnecessary shopping spree anymore...I even told my friends about this...I was hoping to see them at the Bazaar ramadhan last year, ..unfortunately..takde:( but of course I cepat vows then was just a vow:(

Incident 3

This one didn't happen directly to me..but to my husband..which the impact is quite the same as I experienced this myself..

My twin 1 has a mild we know sometimes at night or anytime we have to go to clinic for her nebulizer..I totally can relate to mothers who share the pain seeing their little girl gasping for air..(horrible experience I must say...)

One afternoon, my husband parked his car at the roadside..he was approached by a man in a motorcycle..behind him a woman holding a child..that child was crying and seemed to be having difficulties breathing...that man in his 30's (can speak good english) he looks panicked "Assalamualaikum..I need help..can you give me RM30, I need to send my daughter to clinic she needs nebulizer.." my husband handed him RM50 ..the man asked "another RM20, how do i return to you?" which my husband said he can keep it...

It puzzled us as the man seems to be educated..but I dont know why he didnt have the money..but that's besides the point...

The main point is...nauzubillah...I cant imagine being parents of child with ashtma and seeing him/her gasping for air but you couldnt do anything as nebulizer cost you RM30-40 each time????

Perhaps we see RM30 is nothing ..we can easily spend that much for just one meal...but to those who is less fortunate?? it cost a life!!!!!

These 3 incidents "menginsafkan" also a reminder...there are people out there who 's less fortunate..we have to be thankful for what we have...all these are just "pinjaman"....

Until next time...

Friday, April 23, 2010

Clash of the Titans

It's a bit way too late for the review as I'm sure you peeps have watched this long time ago....memang a bit ketinggalan this time. All because my husband's mood was dampened due to my "forgetfulness" (remember the posting about nyanyuk?)

Saturday night routinely is my movie night with hubby, our shows typically 9pm and make sure it's almost bed time for the kids..hence we will not feeling guilty:)
This time, we left slightly early as my youngest sister was around hence the kids were enjoying her company and didnt even bother to ask where we were heading..thank god!! the tickets mostly sold out as we forgot to purchase earlier , in the morning we went to KLCC which we had planned to buy the tickets..instead we were busy with other things..halfway through the journey home we realized we didnt even buy the tickets...(nyanyuk as usual)

No choice but to watch the midnight show...others were sold out

I didn't enjoy the movie much...I guess a lot of people rated this movie as big names except Liam Neeson and Sam Worthington (Avatar)

It's about the immortal gods of Ancient Greece.......and if no other movie to watch, you can go ahead watch this..

until next time..

Thursday, April 22, 2010

I'm in love.....

Few days ago I had a chat with 2 other is still single and about to enter into a new relationship, another one is in the same bandwagon as me..mother of 3 kids married for a decade

So that friend was telling us about her feeling...up in the air kind of and breath with the guy's image..the last image in her head before going to bed and first come to her head the moments she's woken up by her morning alarm...

Can you peeps relate to this??? so you can imagine my friend and I listening to her..with loves poking out from our eyes..(Just like you saw in movie, The Mask??) we soooooo can relate to that...*sigh* but it feels like donkey's years ago the last we were in that situation......

We then conclude..(based on our personal opinion) that stage is the best of all the stages in a relationship where you cannot stop smiling when mentioning his name..every opportunity you want to talk about him (ignoring your friends're yawning awayyyyyy everytime you started with..."ABC..soooo..blaa..blaaa..bla..yadda..yaddaa...yawn....!!!!)

You have a special ringing tone just for him...(mine was ONLY TIME by Enya from the soundrack of Sweet September) (yawn!!!!!!!!) You are trying very hard to play hard to get kind of game.....everytime you enter a shopping started to think....hmmm I think he'll like if I wear this..that..this..that..(basically you have him in your mind for every item you choose:))

This is the stage where everything is uncertain...when you haven't heard the 3 magic words from him yet...

*sigh* darrrnnnnn I miss those moments...I'm feeling rather romantic just to think about those moments.......kuang..kuang....kuang...

enough with angan-angan..

owhh..btw..just to update about a friend who broke off earlier..dont worry..she's moving on..way to go babe!!!!

I need to get back to work..(as if I have so much work nowadays..muahhhaaahaaaa....:))

in love.....

Sambal Pauh Ikan Tawar

my favorite : sambal pauh

My mom has gone back last Friday...huwaaaaa..!!! I never fail to cry when hugging her as we bid goodbye..I hate farewell...:( each time I feel I've never expressed enough love towards her everybody was quite emotional..suddenly my twin no 2 shouted "ehhh Tok Ma..tu Awan Dania yaaa..!!!" (pointed at the Firefly's stewardess, she cannot pronounce L properly)muahahahaaaa..!!!!anak aku follow Awan Dania ke?

Ok back to the recipe ..before she left she managed to prepare our favorite Sambal pauh Ikan Tawar..this is one of my favourite especially during fasting month..this sambal so yummy and good to stimulate your appetite during sahur;)

This recipe is very simple:


Grilled fish
Green unripe mangoes, shredded
Bird's eye chillies
salt to taste

Grilled fish

shredded mango and chillies


Pound the fish lightly in a mortar to flatten, put aside

Pound the chillies well

combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix them well (don't forget salt)'s ready to can reduce the mango if you dont like the "too sourly" taste.

until next time...

lotsa luv,

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Hi all, I received this email and I'm not sure if the info is valid..I have no way to validate this..but if you guys want to help..and if anyone can validate this info that would be great.

The little girl's info :

Name : Adriana Alysya Mohd Hani
Age : 6 yrs 10 months

Location : Kuala Lumpur

Chronic heart disease, couldnt hear, talk and walk

Need help to ease her parent's burden:
  • to buy a wheel-chair

  • to pay their IJN's bill - approximately RM25,ooo

  • to pay for her medical expenses

You can call her mother Puan Fazira Sidek @ 012 6580456 / 0136953030

They gave the account number, but to be on the cautious side to avoid any fraud, I think those who wants to help can call the mother and ask ya?

My favorite eating place - CPK

Yesterday after work..I met up with my girl friends as Mr Hubby was away in Singapore...(the cat's away, the mice will play...muahhhhaahaaaa!!!!)

Anyway back to my story..we had dinner at all-time favorite..any of my friends would know if they ever asked me to decide where to it, lunch or dinner that's the place I would choose..and I have the discount card some I can convinced them..I can get discount maaaaa!!..the card has never expired as I will make sure I'll renew it each time (my saving quest..haa..haaa)..but I fail to convince my husband to like this friends are the only chance I have...but heyyyy..that's what friends are for, right???

BBQ Chicken salad

I was not a vegetable eater before..let alone salads..but CPK changes everything, ever since I tasted its BBQ Chicken salad ..I started to like salads..and vegetables...(isn't that considered as life changing experience??;)

If you love pizza and will love carne asada..they used to have "philly cheese steak..which i voted as the best pizza in world (my world obviously:)) but they stopped..I was devastated knowing that, only recently they introduced Carne Asada..which I find some resemblance of philly cheese steak..

Carne Asada

Another favorite is their RED VELVET..which is soooo yummyyy..(I didn't order that yesterday so no pic) those days while my office was in KLCC and I need to satisfy my sweet tooth in the late afternoon..I would rang them up to pack the cake for me and i'll go down to their restaurant to pick it up..I can finish it all by myself...yummmmm (imagining the cake..makes me craving for one)

Ok peeps...sorry for the lengthy review..I'm sure you guys been there many times..but I I just want to share some of my favorites..:)

until then....

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Man and commitment

Last week I received a devastated news..a friend of mine broke off after being together for 8 years...
My husband knows all of my years back he used to ask when this couple is getting married..I told him..the guy is continuing his studies..later he asked again..I told him the girl is taking up job offer abroad..later I told him..she's not ready to convert....never ending excuses actually
So finally early this year she came back..we thought they will finally ready to settle down...but my husband gave me his opinion as a man.."I dont think XX is serious..I dont think they will ever get married.." of course I was offended by his comment..this is my dear friend he's talking about..what's so bad about my dear friend that the guy is not going to marry her..

His honest opinion said.."a man if he's serious..they dont wait that long...all the reasons given are just excuses.."

I was concern about my friend..but again I'm so proud of her for having the courage to leave the guy..she said..she regret not doing it sooner..the reality finally hit her..if this guy is serious enough..he should not take this long to propose

But life goes on...until then..

Interesting thought to share

I received an email this may be not one of the most interesting email to share as no juicy news or hot scandals to reveal..but I found the thoughts from Maya Angelou are interesting to share with you peeps;) (kempen khidmat masyarakat)

But, before that, let me introduce wh0's Maya Angelou..(in case you guys are wondering who she is..) She's an American autobiographer and poet, also being called as "America's most visible black female autobiographer"

I just love the thoughts she lives by!!!

I'll paste exactly what is written in the email ok?

Maya Angelou was interviewed by Oprah on her 70+ birthday… Oprah asked her what she thought of growing older.

And, there on television, she said it was 'exciting...'

Regarding body changes, she said there were many, occurring every her breasts. They seem to be in a race to see which will reach her waist, first.

The audience laughed so hard they cried. She is such a simple and honest woman, with so much wisdom in her words!

Maya Angelou said this:

'I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.'

'I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.'

'I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life.'

'I've learned that making a 'living' is not the same thing as 'making a life.'

'I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.'

'I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw some things back...'

'I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.'

'I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.'

'I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back...'

'I've learned that I still have a lot to learn...'

'I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.'

I'm sure all those thoughts are not new to us, we may have heard about it somewhere else..but it's good to be reminded once in a while..

until then..take care

Monday, April 19, 2010

Bored to death

I'm counting days...with the sms from soon to be my VP ..made me more looking forward to the new office..

That's the reason why you see me blogging more projects in my current company are postponed to Q4 this year and the big one moved to 2011..they said my projects required a big fund:( let's give way to the those cheaper projects ...... duhhhhhhh!!!

ok....nothing much..but bored here....

will continue my boring thoughts ....

take care..

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Review - Nails extreme

I'm supposed to blog about this 2 weeks ago..keep forgetting until I stumble upon these photos while cleaning up my D drive (gettin ready to leave for new office..yeyyyyyy!!)

My bff has been asking me to try Meni & Pedi at this place since donkey years ago (exagerating:)) and normally her recommendations never fail me:) the place is a bit out of my area hence I keep delaying and instead going to places nearby each time

So that particular part of my treat for her birthday we went to this place together...

My review :

Location : the parking is a bit of problem as it's at the TAIPAN where it's famous for insufficient parking spots...we ended up parked at the nearby indoor parking.

The service : I like it very much..very thorough..and professional unlike Kuku bar in bangsar where the indonesian manucurists were gossiping with each other as if you dont exist:(

It also provides massage chair where you can relax while they are doing your pedicure..heaven! Since I was there with my Bff, we requested to be seated next to each other so that we do not need to shout while gossiping:)

And you know what? They even have manicure for kids..I planned to bring Allysha next time around..she will love this..everytime I went home with shiny nails..she will noticed at a first glance I entered the house

The verdict : we enjoyed our sessions!! money well spent, I dont mind coming here again

As expected..the moment allysha saw my nails..she made me be her manucurist "mommy buat manicure ye? kakak nak jugak..tolong buat sampai shine ok?".......sighhhh....susah ada anak dara ni..

until then..


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