Monday, August 30, 2010

Isn't she lovely?

She was born at 12.32 am on 28th August 2010.
She is my sister's third child, Eiliyah Qaisara.
Can't wait to hold her in my arms in 8 days time.
Time, please come faster!

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

menu for today & great news (at least for me)

Look what I got for breaking fast today?
Bought it on my way to my village in Samarahan.
And they're only for rm4!
Back in Kuching, all the 'kuih' are sold 3 for rm1 & size wise, they are pretty small.
When I say small, reaaaally small.
I can stuff two in my mouth at a time & I don't even have a big mouth.
Compared to these babies.
I think I'd be stuffed on the third piece.

And later for dinner we're having my aunt's signature chicken curry & 'kelia' (if I'm not mistaken), a very spicy but addictive dish made out of chicken gizzards & livers with lots of onion 'ditumis kering' (can't think of an english word for it. :D ) using her own made spices.
My favourite!
I'm drooling already.

Today also marks the 15th day of the fasting month of Ramadhan.
Another half way there to celebrating Hari Raya.
Speaking about Hari Raya, I'd be flying to KL to be with my parents.
For a week!
Flight's been booked, I'm just waiting for the 7th to arrive.
No wonder I've been having a nudging feeling that this year's Hari Raya would be exciting & different.
Now I know why.

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Friday, August 20, 2010

so much for celebration. sigh.

turns out, our technical training for second batch will be postponed until after Hari Raya that is on the 2oth September so til then, i'll be working on shift like usual.
and because my off days happen to be 2 days before Hari Raya & i'm applying for 2 more days of leave after, it means that i have a week off work to celebrate Hari Raya.
on other days i'd be skipping for joy at this opportunity but not this year.
this year's Hari Raya would be less of a celebration to me.

- this year would be our first Hari Raya without my elder brother & my aunt
- both of my parents would be in KL at that time. as a matter of fact, they will depart next Tuesday to be with my sister who will be expected to deliver her 3rd child this 27th August
- there would only be me & my aunt at home

i even thought about flying to KL this Hari Raya but last i checked, the return flight tickets would cost me RM441.

care to join me for tea?

I've always loved tea.
I used to not like green tea but after much persuasion by my sister (and realising it can help me lose weight), I began to like it.
But my all time favourite would be fruit flavoured tea.
That's why I enjoy hanging out with friends at Bing! or Frappe because they offer various selections of tea.
U can choose between lychee, strawberry, blackcurrant, passionfruit or apple.
U can also buy the teabags at selected supermarkets but they are usually more pricey than normal tea.

So just imagine my delight when I discovered a new flavor in town.
I present to you . . . .


Two of my favourite things in one small package!
(suddenly drools thinking of Auntie Anne's pretzel with caramel dip & Secret Recipe's caramel cheese cake).

I like to try new things in the market (if I can afford them) & this is definitely a must try!
It's cheap too, just RM4.20 for 15 teabags!
I haven't tried it eventhough I bought it last week (I forgot where I placed it. Haha..) & I'm thinking of brewing a teapot for iftar later today.
Can't wait!

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010


As requested, here are the recipes for the previous cheesecake i mentioned earlier.
Tell me how it goes after u guys try it ok?

1 cup plain chocolate biscuit crumbs
1/3 cup butter, melted
2 x 250g Philadelphia Brand cream cheese, softened at room temperature (actually any brand would do)
3 teaspoons gelatine dissolved in 1/2 cup boiling water
3/4 cup caster sugar
100g Toblerone Swiss Milk or Dark Chocolate, melted
1/2 cup cream

MIX biscuit crumbs & butter and press into the base of a 20cm springform pan. Chill.
BEAT the cream cheese with an electric mixer until soft. Add gelatine mixture, caster sugar, melted Toblerone chocolate & cream, blend until smooth.
POUR onto crumb base & chill in refridgerator (2-3 hours or overnight). Garnish with chocolate shavings & strawberries.

1 cup sweet biscuit crumbs
1/3 cup butter, melted
2 x 250g Philadelphia Brand cream cheese, softened at room temperature (any brand would do)
2 teaspoons gelatine dissolved in 1/4 cup boiling water
1 x 400g can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons grated lemon rind

MIX biscuit crumbs with melted butter and press into base of a 20cm springform pan. Chill.
BEAT the cream cheese with an electric beater until smooth, mix in gelatine mixture, condensed milk, lemon juice & rind.
POUR onto crumb base and chill in refridgerator (2-3 hours or overnight). Top with a selection of fresh fruits and serve.

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domestic goddess in the making

before it was baked in the oven
there wasn't any after shots cause i totally forgot! :D

yesterday i tried my hands on fieza's marble cheesecake recipe.
i improvised a bit & now it's a bit sweet.
(i should have added half a cup of Milo instead of one whole)
but everybody (including our cat) seems to like it so maybe i'll bake it again next time.

and i found 2 recipes in the inside of the cream cheese box i bought.



sounds yummy isn't it?
and it doesn't require any baking at all.
just MIX, BEAT & POUR.
perfect for a lazy bone like me.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

6:51, please come faster!

I'll be breaking fast at the office today.
On a Sunday.
But it's ok, it's just for today because starting next week I'll be attending technical training.
That means office hours, off days on weekends, no OT on public holidays & no night shift.
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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

awarded. not really.

i consider this blog of mine as interesting so with that said, i honor myself the 'INTERESTING BLOG AWARD!'
isn't that just sad?
giving yourself an award?

anyways, i got it from
AmirFX & he did say we can award ourselves so i think that justified what i did.

to Amir, i'm sorry.

i know i owe u A LOT of tagged entries.

i like being tagged but i keep procrastinating doing them but i will soon ok?

back to the award,
i actually need to do 4 but i'm just gonna do 2 cause as much as i like being tagged, i don't really like tagging others.
so here goes:

1. Thanks and link the person that tagged you
- i wasn't tagged but i wanna thanks Amir for the award though. boh jerak k! :p

2. Tag 15 bloggers you've recently discovered and think fantastic
- i'm skipping this step

3. Contact that blogs and let them know they 've been tagged
- and also this

4. State 7 things about yourself

- but this, would be my favorite part to do.
* i love to eat ice cream when it rains
* i love sleeping with the air condition AND the fan on
* i love it when it rains
* i love dark chocolate compared to creamy / white ones
* i love twins, really want to have my own in the future
* i love classic cars like Mustang, Corvette & Cadillac
* i love NY

feel free to tag yourself cause u don't need other people to tell u how fantastic / interesting u are.

ramadhan's back

the most anticipated month of the year is here!
i'm really grateful i'm still breathing & able to welcome the fasting month Ramadhan in the pink of health.
i will try my best to the best that i can to be a better Muslim.


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Honey, I'm home!

I've arrived safely yesterday afternoon from Brunei.
Went to a friend's cousin's wedding & it was rocking awesome!
Had a LOT to eat & I could swear I look bloated 24/7 now as a result of overeating.
But who could resist such tempting, delicious delicacies.
Everything served there was delicious and I'm not ashamed to admit that I had seconds of everything!
Thank God my stay was only for 6 days, I can't imagine how huge I would if it was 6 weeks!

Visiting Brunei was a wonderful experience.
For those who haven't set foot there, u really should cause;
- the food is delicious! should try nasi katok & dairy queen's blizzard. I spent bnd14.50 just for it during my stay there, that's how good it is!
- gas is cheaper. diesel is bnd0.31/litre unleaded is bnd0.53 & bnd0.57/litre. with a full tank u could drive through a few districts & back without having to refuel.
- huge bungalows & expensive rides are everywhere! I think I spent most of my days ogling on the luxurious cribs & vehicles rarely found in Msia.
- Brunei guys are damn good looking! I fell for one whose name is Rayyan but I don't think his mum would approve coz he's just 1 year & a half. :D That kid is super cute i felt like kidnapping him & bringing him back home & later claim him as my own!

There's more to Brunei but these reasons should be enough for u to see & experience it for urself.
Just be prepared with enough currency & willingness to gain a few pounds.
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