Saturday, May 29, 2010

G.L.E.E

I'm currently addicted to this. Like really2 addicted. (But Grey's is still the best). If you haven't watch them, go watch now!




This is one of my favorite remake song by the GLEE cast. Enjoy!

Honesty is the best policy

Once in a while, especially when both me and hubby is busy, we will send our laundry to errr, laundry (dobi). Just like eating out for dinner once in a while when im too busy/ lazy to cook.

Yesterday, when hubby went to pick our laundry, he found a 10cent coin pasted to our receipt. He asked the laundry lady and she explained that she found the 10cent coin in hubby's jeans. How honest is that? But my hubby said to me what if the money that she found is RM10 or RM100 for that matter? will she do the same? I dunno, that will be a good experiment huh? hehehe


Thank you lady laundry, I'm so proud of you. A prove that there are still honest people living on this earth.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Family Affair



Yesterday was my mom’s birthday. It was her 68th birthday! I bet for most of you out there, it is about the age of your grandma.

After spending whole day thinking what to get her, I decided to buy her blouse or Jubah, considering she seldom shop. I bought it at Subang Parade.

Later in the evening, we celebrated her birthday at home. My younger sis bought a cake, and my mom requested for roti canai, so my hubby bought roti canai for everyone. My mom really like the jubah that I got her. She said she’ll keep it for Hari Raya. I told her that Hari Raya is a long way from now, but she insist saying that the jubah is too ‘expensive’ to be worn for normal day… terharu saya :(

This coming Friday (28th May 2010) is a Public Holiday for us in Malaysia in conjunction with Wesak Day. My hubby’s family will be coming down to KL and they wanted to visit our home. So we are planning to have them over for lunch. I’m so nervous. Having your in laws at your home is just like an “Internal Audit”. A group of auditor came to thoroughly audit your life. How glossy is the floor, how immaculate is your furniture, how cozy is your rooms, how spotless did you keep your bathroom, how fresh does your towel smell, did the condition of your kitchen prove that you are feeding their son well, and so on. I’m freaking out.

And most importantly is how well did you cook. Of course the easy way out is to eat out or to take away food, but I have the ego to prove that I’m a good cook. So, after some discussion with hubby, we came to a conclusion the menu for lunch as below:



1) Udang masak lemak cili padi
2) Sayur Campur
3) Ayam goreng berempah
4) Telur dadar
5) Sambal tumis ikan bilis
6) Trifle (dessert)
7) Fruits
8) Sirap limau

What do you think of the menu combination? Ok tak? I cant pick a more elaborate menu, tak reti nak masak! Hehehe

Wish me luck people!

Monday, May 24, 2010

GM Klang

Last weekend hubby and I went to GM Klang (Wholesaler). The main reason why I dragged hubby all the way to Klang is because I wanted to buy a shawl that I saw in one of the blog and the blog owner has a shop lot there.


My first impression of the place is “impressive”. It was like a massive one-story mall with stores selling various types of items ranging from women accessories, clothes (children, women, men), house deco, IT items, electrical items, and lots more. The place is also certified by The Malaysian Book of Records as the Largest Wholesale Plaza in Malaysia. Impressive huh?




They segregated the mall into 6 sections which they called Pavilion.

P1 – Fashion Apparels (Women, Men, Children), Undergarments, Ladies Accessories, Ladies Handbags

P2 - Fashion Apparels (Women, Men, Children), Undergarments, Ladies Accessories, Ladies Handbags

P3 – General Merchandised, Time Piece, Accessories & Cosmetics, Ladies Handbags, Fashions

P4 – Electrical & Electronics, IT Products, Hardware & Tools, Building Materials

P5 - Electrical & Electronics, IT Products, Hardware & Tools, Building Materials

P6 - Electrical & Electronics, IT Products, Hardware & Tools, Building Materials


I got what I planned to buy, which is shawls, and errr… few other items too. Hehehe


I manage to buy this accessories organizer like the one you found in accessories stores! Look at how organized my earrings now. I can display and retrieve my earrings easier and it is space friendly too. And the price is only RM13! (BTW, I regretted for purchasing only one unit. Look at the space, its already full!)



I also purchased a scarf hanger for RM15. IKEA is having similar items which they sell at RM25.90! only available in white color)

This is the one from IKEA : RM25.90



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This one is from GM Klang : RM15 :D The color is so interesting kan?




How to get there?

Friday, May 21, 2010

Expectations

Life is full of expectations. Not only that you have to fulfill self expectations, but you are also pressured, on daily basis to fulfill others expectations as well.

When you are in school, you are pressured when your neighbour or relatives starting asking what did you score for UPSR or PMR or SPM (Pressure is higher if they have a kid of your age!)


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Once you finished your High School, the next expectation to be full filed is to get into University. Which University you enrolled also a competition (Reputable University or just a "cikai" ones)


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After graduation, comes the fight to get into the reality world. Which Corporate Organization will hire you. A Multi National Organization? or just another "Ah-Chong Enterprise"

Mom A: Anak aku dapat keje dengan XXXX, anak kau dapat ke interview haritu?


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After that the pressure intensified. The favorite question after that is "BILA NAK KAWIN???" (When are you getting married?)

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And you guess it, the questions doesnt end there. After you are married, the next question is "Dah Pregnant ke?" *Sigh*

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And you may repeat the cycle above for your kids once they enters the school :D

Golden Ticket

I’m a fan of cupcakes (or most of you now call it cuppies). I love cuppies mostly because of its cute size, pretty icing and decorations. I even bought a book on cuppies and begin baking them for close friends and relatives. But again, it is always convenient to buy them! Hehehe

Last month a new cup cake shop named BISOU Bake Shop (BBS) opens its outlet in KLCC. Yippe! More reasons to spend more money and adding unnecessary calories  hehehe

Anyways, in conjunction with its opening, BBS is running a promotion called “Golden Ticket” for its customers (Yeah, just like Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory). Everyday they will put ONE (only 1) Golden Ticket under its Choco Dementia Cupcake, and the lucky customer who bought this one lucky cupcake that carries the Golden Ticket sticker will win a prize! Isn’t that interesting?

What is the prize? It is a hand-bag organizer by Gin & Jaqie worth Rm50! This hand-bag organizer fits in most hand-bag (and it functions as an organizer… duh!) and it makes changing handbag a doddle! Just what I need (FYI, on average, I need about 3 to 5 minutes just to locate my car key/ hand-phone in my handbag. It’s a mess! ) Owh, the bad news is, the contest is over. It runs in the whole month of April.

So me and my cheeky girl-friends went to the shop, literally everyday, to try out our luck. And you know what? I won! Hehehehehe…


Choco Dementia Cupcake


The Golden Ticket


The prize


How convenient is that?

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Ketam Masak Cili

My hubby is a huge fan of crab. So naturally I'm trying to make an attempt to cook them in variety of menu. I've tried deep fried and masak lemak. So I google up for new crab recipe. It seems that the most famous crab recipe is Ketam Masak Cili. I picked the one less complicated and using the least ingredients (at least tak la rugi kalau recipe tak menjadi).

My hard work pays! My hubby love every bit of the spicy sauce. Highly recommended for all of you to try at home. The recipe as follows:




Clean the crab and season with turmeric powder and some salt to taste



Ingredient A:

2 chili, some bird chili, lemon-grass, ginger, shallots, and onions (quantity as per picture above)



blend all of the ingredients above



Ingredient B
:

Chili Sauce, Tomato Sauce, Oyster Sauce, Black Paper Sauce, and fresh tomato



Put Ingredients A in a pan and simmer and later add in Ingredients B



And finally add in the crab and let it cook. And enjoy!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Domestic Violence



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While you SCREAM at your woman, there's a man wishing he could talk softly to her ear... While you HUMILIATE, OFFEND and INSULT her, there's a man flirting with her and reminding her how wonderful she is. While you HURT your woman, there's a man wishing he could make love to her. While you make your women CRY there's a... man stealing smiles from her.

~against Domestic Violence~




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Thursday, May 13, 2010

face creme

How much are you willing to pay for a good face cream? I mean a really, really, really good cream?

I started using face cream/ moisturizer when I was in my secondary school years. The first cream that I used is Oil of Ulan (now re-branded to Oil of Olay). If anyone of you can recall, this cream is packaged in a heavy glass bottle.

The product was acquired by Procter & Gamble in 1985. P&G greatly expanded Olay both in lineup and internationally. Olay became one of P&G’s billion dollar brands in 2003.



I continued using the product until 2005. I have a very good chemistry with the product. In fact, when I decided to change to product/ brand of a higher brand, I did a skin analysis. Even the beauty consultant was impressed with my skin. According to her, my skin analysis showed that my skin is equivalent to the age of 15 years old girl. 10 years younger! But I changed my product anyway. Nie la yang di katakan peer pressure. I was already working at that time. Earning my own income, I felt that I deserve a more expensive product reflecting my status at that time. Takkan la dah jadi executive, pakai RM30 moisturizer kan (how mengada I was at that time... I should have stick to Olay!)

So I started using Clinique. It is not that expensive, but still branded. But the product doesnt suit me. My skin was left dry and break-outs every now and then. Bad choice!



So I was forced to switch to another brand. After much consideration, I switched to Clarins. I was tempted with their plant-based-product. The smell of the cream are nice too.... hahaha.. Also, I decided that 28 is a good age to start using anti-aging product (yeah, yeah, I was a little vain). The product is slightly more expensive from the last that I used, but still I find it affordable. The anti aging cream is ok on my skin and I even decided to subscribe to their facial package. And oh my! the facial sessions was amazing! they did not use any of the painful machines to extract black-heads and so on. In fact, no machine at all. They only use special massage techniques and it feels like heaven!



But recently, I was really, really tempted to use another product/ brand. A friend of mine is using it. I even saw the product on E! when they discussed about top 10 best product. I read about the product in my chick-flicks novel and in the magazines. The product are everywhere! The only thing that stop (or rather delayed) me from making the purchase is the PRICE. It cost a fortune! Well, not really a fortune, but hell expensive. Way expensive then the products that I ever used.

Last 2 weeks, coincidentally the product was having a promo at the concourse level of my office (KLCC). Convenient! The promo doesnt mean price cut. They were only having some promo (where they throw in some free stuff upon purchase). So I finally bought it! Do you want to know what is the product? read about it in my next entry :D

Saturday, May 01, 2010

What does your sleep position reveal about your personality?

I found this on Yahoo!Interesting indeed. Check out what is your sleeping position and see how it reflects your personality. Mine are absolutely true!

Professor Chris Idzikowski, director of the Sleep Assessment and Advisory Service, says that a study of 1,000 Brits revealed that the six most common sleeping positions are indicative of personality types.

If this sounds ridiculous consider that Idzikowski says it comes down to body language.

"We are all aware of our body language when we are awake but this is the first time we have been able to see what our subconscious posture says about us," Idzikowski said. "What's interesting is that the profile behind the posture is often very different from what we would expect."

The research also links certain sleeping positions with health risks. Some aid digestion while others spur on snoring and restlessness.

Here are the six common sleeping positions and correlated personality traits and health implications, according to this study.



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* Fetus position - A whopping 41% of participants sleep in this curled-up manner. Women are twice as likely to rest like this and it is listed as the most common position. These sleepers are said to have a tough exterior but are still sensitive and may appear to be shy but warm up quickly.

* Log position - If you sleep on your side with both arms down, you are a social, easy-going person who is trusting, sometimes to the point of being gullible. The study showed 15% of people sleep like a log.

* Yearner position - A close third is the side-lying position with both arms out in front of the body, with 13% of partipants sleeping like this. Yearners are noted to be open-minded and still cynical, suspicious, and stubborn about sticking to decisions once they are made.

* Soldier position - These sleepers lie on their backs with arms down and kept close to the body. This 8% study is said to be reserved, quiet, without fuss, and hold themselves and others to a high standard. Soldier sleepers have a higher likelihood for snoring due to the flat-back position, which may not cause them to wake up often but may result in a less restful night's sleep.

* Freefall position - Those people who lie on their bellies with arms under or wrapped around a pillow with head turned to the side, make up 7% of the population studied. Freefallers are brash, outgoing, and are very uncomfortable with criticism.

* Starfish position - Sleepers who lie on their backs with arms up near their head or the pillow account for 5% of participants. These people are good listeners, helpful, and are uncomfortable being the center of attention. People who sleep in starfish position are more likely to snore and to suffer from a poor night's sleep more often.

If you think you are one of those people who move through all of these positions, that's not likely to really be the case. Idzikowski said the research reveals most people stay in the same position all night and only 5% lay differently night by night. Also interesting is that the study showed only one in ten people cover their bodies entirely with a blanket, with most people exposing an arm, leg, or both feet.
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