Saturday, December 31, 2011

:: breaking the silence ::

Heyya peeps. After two weeks of silence I am now back into the blogging world on the very last day of 2011. I was itching to write since few days ago but too many things were happening around me. Like right now, I am blogging through phone at Sime Darby Medical Centre, Subang because my baby is admitted here since late Thursday night.

I went to fetch Ady at the nursery after work and surprised to be informed about red rashes on his chest. Previously Ady was allergic to antibiotics so ever since that his skin has developed into mild eczema around the chest and cheeks but this time it was diferent. They were lots of big red rashes all around his chest and scattered at few other parts of the body. We were really worried so we brought Ady to SDMC. Doctor couldn't detect what they exactly are because Ady was active like usual, not having fever, not itchy but since they looked serious, Ady was straight away admitted. I broke into tears while watching the doctor securing needle inside my baby's hand for drips. I felt really sorry for him because he had to go through such pain at a very early age. Pic below was how it looked like yesterday but it looks worst when the rashes have dried out.

After daily antibiotics and cream, most of the rashes have dried but there are still new ones popping out here and there. This pic below was taken this morning after cream was applied. Good thing Ady is still active like usual.

As for now doctor concluded they are eczema with infection but what really caused the major breakout is still unanswered. Ady was fine in the afternoon and according to babysitters the breakouts started in the evening before they bathed him. We suspect they are caused by moisture, sweat and heat but that is only our assumption. Doctor won't release him until his condition is stable so for the time being, this is our home. This is Ady's first new year celebration but too bad he is celebrating it in hospital.

2011 will passed by with a lot of memories but may the new year brings more prosperity, happiness and better health for all us. HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012!

p/s: thank you to our family members and friends for visiting, and also for the thoughts and wishes. Please continue praying for his speedy recovery ya.

posted from Bloggeroid

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

:: wordless wednesday - family potrait ::


Monday, December 19, 2011

:: not-so-early morning innovation ::

We went back to hubby's hometown in Sik, Kedah for his cousin's wedding over the weekend. Started journey at 5 something on Saturday, arrived Sik near 10 pm, then started our journey back to KL at 9 pm yesterday and arrived home at 2 in the morning earlier today. Only one night in the North with 10 hours spent on the road, I have to say it is a bit tiring.

I was late to work so I decided to wear a top that requires less ironing or in worst situation, can still be worn without ironing and it was my printed satin Naf Naf shirt. That shirt needs to be worn with cufflinks and I was very confident that I have kept my cufflinks at its place but when I checked the casing, they were not there. Checked the dressing table's drawer and it was still the same - nada. I didn't have time to change to another shirt because I was already in complete attire. While looking inside the drawer I found something that saved me. Out of nowhere a 'lightbulb' popped out of my mind. Inserted the item through the slits and happy to find it worked well as a replacement to my lost cufflinks. Not only that, I also like how they suit my shirt.

Here, let me introduce you my not-so-early morning innovation.....

.....faux diamond baju melayu buttons as cufflinks.

A small little thing that saved the day ;-)

posted from Bloggeroid

Saturday, December 17, 2011

:: half year ::

Ady Rifqi is 6 months old today! Yesterday he managed crawling backwards and today we will give him his first solid food. Hooray.
posted from Bloggeroid

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

:: papa's secret weapon ::

Papa's Secret Weapon:made by papa himself it is used to put Ady to sleep in the morning when mama is already at work, before papa sends Ady to nursery.

Engineer always finds solution to a problem ;-)

posted from Bloggeroid

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

:: apple of my eye ::

Ady was attacked by fever last week, his third so far. I have started feeling worried because he had fever every month since I started working, which also means since he started going to nursery. People around me said it is normal for babies to get fever. They called it 'growing fever' or fever due to transition of month (demam membesar / beralih bulan) and also maybe due to teething. I'm not very sure whether Ady is teething, but yeah maybe he is because he keeps playing his tongue and lips with his gum but I still could not see or feel any tooth yet. This is his worst fever so far because it came in combo with running nose and cough, which made him uncomfortable and cranky.

Watching my baby suffering with fever, blocked nose and cough broke my heart into tiny pieces. During its peak, I was so worried about his condition and wish I could absorb all those germs so he could be healthy again. Thank God, after 4 days he recovered from fever but is still left with light flu until today. I went through my office emailbox last Friday and found an email sent from an ex-colleague on how to reduce cough effectively. The email which also came with testimonials said rub Vicks on the feet then cover them with socks before going to sleep. I tried it on Ady since that night but got frustrated at first because he was still coughing. However on Sunday night I noticed he only coughed two times during sleep and tonight he is sleeping next to me safe and sound. Does that means it really worked or is it a coincidence? For those who are coughing, please try it then share whether it also worked on you because the email said it can be applied to babies, children and adults too. Hopefully it really works so all of us can benefit from the simple tips as it is a healthier choice if compared to taking drugs.

Anyway, Selangor was on public holiday yesterday in conjunction with Sultan's birthday so Ady's nursery was closed. I could not take leave because I was very busy in the office since last week processing December's salary. Please note that December's salary is always earlier than usual due to Christmas and for us in TM, pay day is on the 20th while for government servants, it falls on the 19th. I bet most government servants knew that because they anticipatedly waiting for their year end bonus and oh, congrats for the increment too (with a jealous tone). Ah let's forget about all those money talks. So since Ady's nursery was closed and I could not take leave, hubby then decided to stay with him at home. Only later in the evening hubby brought Ady to his shop, so he joined the big guys until I came and brought him home. Little that I knew, Ady had a good time at Papa's shop before I arrived. I saw these photos on hubby's FB page when I reached home and they made me happy because I knew our baby is healthy again. Alhamdulillah.

Ady Rifqi is definitely the apple of my eye.

Friday, December 9, 2011

:: shoe tips #01 ::

Oh my, this is such a busy week. I'm busy in the office and also busy at home because Ady Rifqi is having fever. A number of urgent and important tasks are waiting to be done (note: deadline today) so this is going to be a very short post.

A week ago when I was walking to the office from 'the Riverside' stalls, I met a colleague who used to be in the same division with me. We just said hello as she was walking with her friend and while climbing up the stairs I saw something that inspires me to write this quickie post. 

Question, what is the first thing you do to a pair of newly bought shoes?

a. Nothing - just leave 'em in the box until I want to wear 'em
b. Wear and test them again and again in front of the mirror
c. Bite the sides to avoid blisters
d. Check the soles and remove any price stickers

...and the answer should be D.

I remember reading about this in a fashion magazine many years ago and it has been my guidance ever since. Just for your knowledge, it is a fashion faux pas and a big no-no to have price stickers remaining on the sole of your shoes especially heels because people can see them when you are walking...well, unless you really want to show the world how expensive your shoes are.

Nevermind if you never bother about it before because the famous Kristen Stewart who plays Bella in Twilight also made the same mistake here...

T-G-I-F. Happy Weekends Peeps!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

:: iphone 4s officially in malaysia ::

Apple fans might anticipatedly waiting for the official arrival of iPhone 4s in Malaysia.
Good news because it will be here in 8 days so mark your calendar for 16 December 2011.

iPhone 4s Celcom

iPhone 4s Digi

iPhone 4s Maxis

*keywords: iphone 4s malaysia release date

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

:: hijacked ::

Hubby gave me an iPad as a birthday gift early this year. I'm not a gadget freak but I can never thank my hubby enough for that lovely, practical prezzie. My pinky iPad has been my loyal companion, day and night. You see, I'm such a lone ranger. I have my breakfast alone almost every time either at the indoor foodcourt or row of stalls we called 'the Riverside'. It sounds pathetic but that is the truth.

Previously I felt a bit awkward especially when tables around me were full with people who came in groups so I usually grabbed a copy of the Sun as reading material. There were also moments when I purposely played with my mobile phone to avoid stare from others who were sitting opposite me. Yeah, I don't mind eating alone in public area but it did feel awkward sometimes and I don't want to be misinterpreted as a looser for not having any friend. Apart from not having many friends (yes that part is still true) I personally like being alone in the morning while enjoying my meal rather than listening to gossips or disturbing news. Don't get me wrong friends, I don't want to be avoided but there are times when I want to be alone and times when I'm in the mood to socialising, especially in the morning.

When I'm alone these days, I'm not entirely alone actually because my iPad is always with me as a companion. Not only in the office and also while driving, it also accompanies me at home especially when I'm nursing Ady. I love my iPad. It is solely mine but not until last Saturday night because my iPad was hijacked!

*jeng jeng jeng*

...and the hijacker is no other than my lil munchkin o_O

Since few months ago I noticed Ady staring at the iPad screen ocassionally when I was reading or scrolling the browser but he never interested to touch it until last Saturday night. I was nursing him on the bed as usual and reading something on the iPad which was placed behind him so he was not distracted of the light when he suddenly stopped, turned, looked at the screen and then touching and moving his hand on the screen. I thought he just did it accidentally but I put the screen off and placed him back to the usual position so he could continue drinking milk. After few minutes I opened the iPad back to continue my activity but Ady also stopped and did the same thing as before. Whoa. That time I knew he was interested to play so I opened an app that I have installed for him just-in-case-but-now-useful Piano for Babies and he started moving his hands on the screen. He was excited and kept moving his hands because he must have realised that the movements created sounds. He continued playing, returned to me, played again and it went on for few times until he decided to stop and sleep.

That night I knew my iPad was no longer mine alone but I'm more than glad to share it with my own lil baby bambam. Playing iPad at 5 months old. Ahhh kids these days!

* You're such a cutie and a clever boy Ady Rifqi. Mama and Papa are proud of you. We love you more than everything in this world. Mwahhhh! *

posted from Bloggeroid

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

:: prosperity burger is back! ::

 McDonald's Beef Prosperity Burger  is back yaw!

I know many of you are cheering about this. Perhaps you couldn't even wait to set your feet to the nearest McD or even easier, make a call to 1300-13-1300 for McDelivery because prosperity burger is seasonal and only released during Chinese New Year. 

As usual, the mouthwatering burger is available in ala carte or in set that comes with Twister Fries and The Prosperity McFizz. 

Eventually the price is a tad expensive if compared to 2010 (have to expect that though because everything has increased these days) but for better deal, we can buy the Prosperity Meal during lunch time for RM10.95 from normal price of RM13.88. 

I still remember the excitement when I knew about its release last year and now it's back, means a year has passed by faster than I could imagine -_- What ever it is, a visit to McD for that hot scrumptious beefy thang is a must and I like the taste of that twister fries too. Now.....should we get it for our dinner tonight? Slrrrpppp...!

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Saturday, December 3, 2011

:: johor premium outlets now open ::

hear ye, hear ye

calling all shopaholics

 this is one good news for you 


a new shopping haven

the Johor Premium Outlets is NOW OPEN!!!

Few years ago there were news about having brand factory outlets in Malaysia, similar to what they are having in the US, Europe, Japan and few other countries in the world where famous branded goods are sold at fraction of its retail price. We might have forgotten about it for awhile but the first Premium Outlet Centre in South East Asia is already here peeps!

The grand opening ceremony to be officiated by the Prime Minister of Malaysia will be held on 11 December 2011 but the sneak preview / soft launch has started since yesterday.

Johor Premium Outlets offers a collection of 80 designer and name brand outlet stores featuring saving of 25% to 65% every day. 

Open from 10 am - 10 pm
Monday - Sunday

Available brands are listed below:

Suite Store
902 Adidas
436 Armani Exchange
334 Armani Outlet
220 Brook Brothers Factory Store (Opening Soon)
700 Burberry
328 Canali
434 CK Calvin Klein
508 Cotton On
432 DKNY
422 Esprit
516 Flow
416 G2000 Outlet
528 Gap Outlet
532 Guess
426 La Senza Lingerie
430 Lacoste Outlet
524 Levi's Outlet Store
1000 Nike Factory Store
100 Padini Outlet Store
212 Pink Jambu
604 Polo Ralph Lauren (Opening Soon)
418 Poney Outlet
404 Puma
518 Quicksilver
222 Raoul (Opening Soon)
414 Rip Curl
520 Roxy
330 Salvatore Ferragamo Company Store
234 Shanghai Tang
420 Timberland
216 Tommy Hilfiger (Opening Soon)
308 Universal Traveller
224 Versace (Opening Soon)
606 Zegna Outlet Store

Suite Store
512 Charles & Keith Reductions
400 Clarks
316 Geox
304 Pedro Outlet
402 Skechers
300 Vincci

Suite Store
412 City Chain
214 Evita Peroni
324 Swiss Watch Gallery
306 Tomei (Opening Soon)
320 Wear + When (Opening Soon)

Suite Store
312 Bonia
408 Carlo Rino
228 Coach
230 Coach Men's
428 Fossil
232 Michael Kors
314 Oroton Factory
310 Samsonite Factory Outlet
322 Tumi

Suite Store
302 Cosmetics & Designer Fragrances
206 Fidani Chocolate
602 Maybank
318 Royal Selangor
522 The Body Shop Outlet
210 The Cosmetics Company Store (Opening Soon)

Suite Store
410 Akemi

Suite Store
1002 Absolute Thai
502 Baskin-Robbins
401 Crispy Crepe
204 George & Dragon Café
504 Kampachi Japanese Restaurant
200 Starbucks Coffee
500 The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
Johor Premium Outlets is located at the intersection of the North-South Expressway and the Second Link Expressway. It is highly accessible to all traffic going to and from Johor and Singapore, which is a short distance drive from Senai International Airport, about 3 hours' drive from Kuala Lumpur and about an hour's drive from the city of Singapore.


Visit Johor Premium Outlets official site for more info

*Credits: Image - / JohorPremiumOutlets 

Friday, December 2, 2011

:: pink overload ::

I have organised a briefing and demo session on new feature in our claim system for all company's secretaries in Klang Valley and it is happening today. Best part of it, the speaker of the session is no other than myself. I usually plan what I am going to wear to office on the next day the night earlier especially when I am having something important like meeting, get together, townhall session or any kind of event, but last night I was too tired so I felt asleep before I could decide what to be worn. Too bad, I didn't wake up as early as expected.

It was already 6 something. After taking shower and preparing Ady's stuff, I was left with only few minutes to decide and prepare myself because I had to rush to get a parking spot inside the building. Thank God it is Friday. At least I could turn to something that doesn't require much ironing so I just grabbed my favourite grey skinny pants and paired it with cardie, basic tee, striped shawl and heels. I was in a rush. I picked whatever crossed my mind so when I was driving and already calmed I just realised that I was overloaded in pink.

Pink shawl, pink cardie, pink tee, pink heels; not forgetting pink ipad casing and pink lanyard tag too. Although they are in different shades, they are still in the pink family. If being asked "what is my favourite colour?" people would not hesitate to answer it because the answer lies here:

Shawl: Bought in Mecca | Cropped cardie: ButtonMyButtons | Basic tee: Dorothy Perkins | Skinny pants: Giordano | Heels: Jaya Jusco

If you are allergic to pink, I have to say sorry for hurting you. Although as Steven Tyler sang 'pink is my obsession' I still thought it is a bit too much at first but I'm kind of like it now. Perhaps this can be considered as a tribute to my favourite colour. No? 

Well well well, on another note the morning demo session was a success. Almost 60 people came and few others will come later in the afternoon session. I haven't talk to a group of people for quite some time already. The last time was earlier this year when Rabby invited me as a guest speaker, talking about event management in front of her students. Frankly speaking, I have passion in teaching, presenting or giving talk about topics that I really like and good at. I like the idea of being a guest speaker or part time lecturer but not interested in being a full time teacher or trainer though. Anyway I used to be a master of ceremony or emcee for many events within and outside the company and actually like the role a lot but I have decided to slow down on that because of personal reasons. Hmph.

Before leaving, below are pics taken during the demo session just now.

One of my colleague said she could listen clearly to what I said although her cubicle is few metres away from the briefing area. Yes, I have a loud voice and thank you for the compliment.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

:: black thursday ::

Black + A garden of flowers.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

:: it's a girl thing ::

Can you guess what is inside the 'Rock n Roll' tin case?

Unless you have already seen it or got it from the same source as mine, does it crossed your mind that feminine towels or pads are inside?

I doubt it.

But look...

There are two pads inside because the tin case is actually a pad holder!

Many years ago, feminine towel was a taboo item in the local society. They were sold in boxes and wrapped in old newspapers during checkout because you wouldn't want to be seen carrying one in public. The norm has changed as years passed by. We could now see pad advertisements on television with top celebrities as brand ambassadors and thanks to chic, funky packaging, holding a pack of pads is not an embarassment anymore.

When I was staying in UK more than 10 years ago, I discovered something that was not available in Malaysia. That time our pads were packed in plain white individual packets whereas in UK, most of the brands have introduced colourful patterned individual packets. I found it cool and attractive, and wondered why haven't we got the same thing here in Malaysia? My question was finally answered last year when a new feminine towel brand, Libresse launched their product with colourful patterned individual packets. Hooray!

I have to admit that I was a loyal user to this one particular brand but after trying a set of Libresse free trial pack I got in Mid Valley during their roadshow last year, I have moved on. Not only they are slightly cheaper in price, Libresse offers similar protection as the other brand and with that colourful packaging, I have no other reason not to change. Another thing that keeps me buying the brand is also the freebies. (Their marketing strategies really influenced me, eh?)

They previously offered pad dispenser in their promo bag and this time it is the designer tin case, which can be used as a pad holder or a trinket box. There are 3 different designs (Rock n Roll, Power Suit and Streetstyle) and one free tin case is available in every promo bag of 2 x 12s Maxi Night Wings, 2 x 20s Maxi Non Wing or 2 x 16s Maxi Wing. I actually preferred the Power Suit design but it came with other pad types so I had no choice. Nevertheless, there will be more designs in December so I look forward to that. By the way, something else also came with the promo pack and that is:


 If you were growing up in the early 90's like me, you would recognise that. I loved playing with paperdolls and owned a full basket collection of them back then... and now Libresse brings back my childhood memories.
Get a pack of yours today!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

:: hijrah ::

Oh my, it has been a week since my last post. Sorry for the long silence. I actually have a lot to share but too little time or too tired to write. It is already 3rd Muharram 1433H but I guess it is still not too late to wish all Muslim readers Salam Maal Hijrah. The 'old book' has closed and the 'new book' is ready to be filled so let us all wish for a better year ahead. Insyaallah.

I started my long weekend early because I took urgent leave on Friday. Apparently Ady was allergic to antibiotics given by the doctor for his ear infection so we had to refer him back to SDMC. His infection has nearly gone but it came back after we stopped giving him antibiotics. We realised about the allergy because he suddenly got rashes on his cheeks and chest. At first we thought it was due to the hot weather but we knew something was wrong when his skin was not as red as before on the next day after we skipped giving him medicine the night earlier. From the internet we learnt that allergy to antibiotics or the penicillin family is common and as parents we have to take note on this so we could advice doctor before giving any medical prescription. Usual indication that can be seen if your baby or child is allergy to antibiotics is development of rashes, upset stomach and diarrhea. We informed the ENT specialist, Dr. Hj. Md Husain on the condition and instead of prescribing another oral medication he gave us another type of ear drop. As of yesterday, the infection has almost gone and hopefully Ady is fully recovered in the next few days.

On another note, Ady reached a milestone as he has finally managed rolling his body on the first day of Islamic new year. I left Ady lying on his back besides hubby who was napping before I went into the bathroom and after I came out, hubby asked how did I leave the baby because he was already on his tummy. Okay, we did not see how he did it for the first time but when we were at parents-in-law's house later than night, Ady showed his new capability by rolling his body in front of everybody. All of us were cheering after he did it and it was funny because he then looked around with an innocent expression on his face as if asking "what have I done?". Yes, you did something baby but it was something that made us proud of you.  

Look at that muscles!
(please pardon the mess though)

It was a weekend with achievements because besides rolling his body Ady has also learnt to sit without any support. At the moment he can only do it for a while but that is good enough for a start. Man, our baby is growing so fast and I'm so going to miss this moment later in life...huuu!
"I'm a big boy now, mummy"

Those might be Ady Rifqi's definition of Hijrah and as for myself, I had never adore a baby this much in my entire life until motherhood changed me. It is such a wonderful experience and I thank God for the wonderful gift. Ady Rifqi, you are everything to us and we love you so much!

Salam Maal Hijrah 1433.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

:: and the winner is ::

Last night the entire nation roared with cheers after Malaysian football squad beat Indonesia with penalty kicks in the opponent's ground at the 26th SEA Games. It was a glorious moment for all Malaysians and people are still talking about it today. I have to admit that our players are still lack of skills but what matter the most is the final score and the gold medal that the players brought home. Congratulations Harimau Malaya!

On another note and in jive with the winning spirit, I hereby announce the winner of my 11.11.11 giveaway. It's a tough call. I feel like giving everybody a prize each for their participation but I only have one prezzie to be given away so I really have to choose one winner...

...and the winner is...

*drum rolls*


Please leave your e-mail address in the comment section so I could contact you for delivery arrangement. Above all, my heartiest appreciation goes to others who have also participated. I promise I will do more contests and giveaways with more interesting prizes. Cheers!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

:: 20.11.2011 ::

It's another anticipated date of the year after 11.11.11. Falls on a Sunday, first week of school holiday makes it a perfect day for wedding reception so do expect heavy traffic on the road today. As for me, neither 11.11.11 nor 20.11.2011 has any significance to my life. We have a wedding to attend and at 11.55am we are still lazing on the bed like other Sundays. I love spending time on the bed with Ady on Sunday because it is relaxing. We can play, I sing him nursery rhymes, read him books and this morning he did something that impressed me:

My baby is growing fast. One day I will surely miss this moment but thanks to technology advancement I could record the milestones here. I should be ready for the wedding now. Goodbye and Happy 20.11.2011.
posted from Bloggeroid

Friday, November 18, 2011

:: team air force #01 ::

The three of us went to KLCC last Sunday, 13.11.11 and we were wearing Air Force-themed attire.
Hubby was wearing a vintage US Air Force uniform and I donned in a female version of Air Force uniform bought from Zara. Meanwhile, Ady was wearing Carter's camouflage pants with a military aircraft long-sleeve t-shirt paired with a cute little camouflage shoes.

We were one happy Air Force team!

** Join my 11.11.11 giveaway - contest ends 20.11.2011**

Thursday, November 17, 2011

:: ady turns 5 ::

Ady Rifqi turns 5 months today. Only one more month before he can starts consuming solid food. Sadly, Ady is a bit under the weather. He was attacked with fever since last Sunday night. On the next day Ady and his papa were both sick. Not sure whether they were attacked by the same virus or it was due to weather or surrounding but as an adult, hubby fully recovered on the next day while Ady continued having fever. It was more devastating when we could see small red spots all over his body, hands, legs which according to mother-in-law were measles. Luckily it only lasted for 3 days and those spots are almost gone now. Ady got some red rashes on his face though so I applied cooling powder on his face before bedtime and it worked in disappearing the redness.

Bedak sejuk time!

Today we brought Ady to SDMC because he has discharge coming out of his left ear. We already bought him to GP last time but the discharge continues coming out although it has dried for few days. Ear discharge or infection is actually normal for baby especially if he is having flu. Since baby doesnt know how to takeout the flu mucus from nose it then comes out through a hole in the ear. It still needs to be monitored and we were given a set of medicines that hopefully could dry out the mucus and stop infecting the ear.

Waiting for his turn to meet the doctor

I really want to share some of Ady's development but God, I'm so tired and sleepy to write longer. I really need to call it a day because my eyes closed every few minutes while typing this. Maybe I will continue next time then. Sorry peeps. Farewell and good night! ZzzZzz...

posted from Bloggeroid

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

:: green day ::

I spent more than 30 minutes in my wardrobe room last night searching and deciding on what to wear to the office today. I even asked Bee whether I could apply personal loan so I could ditch most of my working attire and buy new ones that are much more updated and suit my current taste. Seriously, I'm getting tired with what I have in the 'working top' closet. Most of the shirts have been inside there for 5 years and over; and lately I seemed to be less inspired or creative enough to mix and match them. Well, that is actually a long explaination for the word 'boredom' so after 30 minutes passed by I finally made my decision. 

I decided to go green.

It was my first time wearing this combo - green shirt paired with green flare skirt. At first I wanted to wear a yellow belt but it looked a bit OTT to be worn to office so I wore the pink belt instead, paired with my pink heels to add contrast, yet still toning down the look. Moreover I personally had a thing with green and pink. I just love pairing the colours together because they somehow suit each other and even had them for my wedding theme. By the way I really like that printed shawl because the design is modern and intended to buy more of that kind later. It's kind of hard to find nice designs though, or maybe I should spend a day at Jalan TAR then.

I think I'm going into a style transition period, well maybe due to age factor because I'm turning 31 in 2 months time. Mid-life crisis, no? God, I'm getting older (well, who doesn't?). Okay enough is enough. Now I'm not sure why I'm having this entry after all because it doesn't go anywhere. I guess it's time to end it now. See you in the next entry then... toodles!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

:: garrett popcorn now opens in klcc! ::

Hey, have you heard? After months of waiting, Garrett Popcorn now opens in KLCC!

The famous Chicago originated popcorn was established since 1949 and before launching its first flagship store in Malaysia on 11.11.11, Garrett Popcorn has travelled to New York, Dubai and Singapore. We Malaysians are lucky because we would not have only one store to cater the popcorn craze but two stores because one will be opening soon in One Utama.

Yes, Garrett Popcorn is pricey if compared to what is available in TGV or GSC but it isn't too bad for once in a while treat. They offer different sizes according to your needs from small, medium, large to 1 or 2 gallon and the price list is per below:

CARAMEL CRISP with NutsRM 19RM 26RM 36RM 129RM 229

Line of bags

Pink or Blue?

The Chicago Mix is combination of CaramelCrisp and Cheesecorn meanwhile CaramelCrisp with Nuts offers almond, macadamia or cashew.

I have read about how tasty these popcorns are and bought my first Garrett's in Caramel Crisp. I tell you, the splurge is totally worth it. Sedap giler hokkayy! The Caramel Crisp is sweet yet buttery and it is so addictive. I'm popcorn-struck *-*

My first Garrett, thanks to Mr.Hubby ;-)

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Friday, November 11, 2011

:: 11.11.11 giveaway ::

11.11.11 - The most anticipated date has arrived. Many people got excited with such beautiful number and it is the most popular subject of the day. Radio DJs made it a topic for listeners, friends wrote it as Facebook's status, tweets and not forgetting those who made today a special occassion by getting married. Last year the most sought after date was 10.10.10. It was the date I chose to start blogging using Blogspot from after 7 loyal years with Blogdrive.

From 10.10.10 to 11.11.11, alhamdulillah this blog is still 'alive' with your continuous support as the reader. This calls for celebration and in conjunction with this special date I would like to do a giveaway. It is just for fun and what I can offer you as a gift is this:

Silkygirl Glitzy Chic set which contains a set of duo eyeshadow, a blusher, a lipgloss and a glitter eyeliner. I know it is not a high end brand but consider it as an emergency kit, perhaps for an impromptu date or last minute touch up?

Winning is so easy because the only thing that you have to do is leave a comment at this post that starts with the word 'I like ...' or you could even write in BM and starts with 'Saya suka ...'.

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Contest ends on another beautiful date in this year: 20.11.2011.

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

:: diy victorian-themed headband ::

I was invited to a famous blogger, Shazwani Hamid's tea party last month. The theme was Victorian and since Victorian is sync with lace, satin, pearl, velvet..... and also wearing headpiece, I intended to wear something on my head too. It was a last minute decision actually but luckily I still got some felt fabric and balance of black lace used for my wedding hantaran last time so I decided to customise one of my headband into a so called Victorian-themed headband. 

I purposely bought this black satin bow headband to be worn on scarf but it looked too simple.

Using felt fabric as the base, I first cut the fabric into a round shape and sew the lace around it.

 The fabric was then attached to the headband with a pin so I could easily take it off if I don't need it later. 

 The front view but it still looked plain.

To enhance the look, I then sew black crystal beads and faux pearl beads around them

and ta-daaaaa




A simple Victorian-themed headband for a Victorian-themed tea party. 


A pose with the tea party host.
More stories and photos of the event will be shared soon.
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