Wednesday, February 29, 2012

:: it's leap day ::

29th of February only comes in every 4 years. Planned to write a special post in conjunction with this special date but it was quite a busy day at work so plan only remains as a plan. Thought of snapping and publishing photos of what I ate through out the day but:

1.) I was too hungry during breakfast (had nasi lemak with milo tarik at riverside).
2.) I only remember to snap pic after the entire plate of rojak (except tauhu) already gone during lunch meeting.

Anyhow, I still got one highlight of the day and that is a farewell hi-tea celebration for my subordinate who got transferred to another unit but still within our division. Due to tight schedule we ended up eating at Secret Recipe in our office building. Our team consists of four including me so it was just like eating together but outside the usual office environment. This time around and maybe because I was still full from the rojak, I remembered taking a pic of what I had.

A plate of prawn & mushroom macaroni with cheese, a slice of chocolate fudge cake and a cup of white coffee.

Plates and cups were cleared and I was so full but surprisingly my tummy got hungry again so I had a 'dinper' (dinner + supper) at midnight; rice and nicely cooked chicken dish by the best mother-in-law in the world. I still could not figure out how the chicken was cooked but it was awesomely delicious! Not a tiny regret for having a plate of rice with chicken in the middle of the night, but again no picture too. Now it is clearly shown that my mind can easily forget things when my tummy is desperate for food.

Okay enough talking about food and get back to the leap year subject. In case you didn't know, old Irish tradition allow women to propose for marriage on leap day and men who turned down the proposal must pay a penalty if he refused the marriage. Interesting, eh? Too bad all my single friends (and their partners / crush) are not Irish though...haha.

Happy Leap Day peeps!

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

:: i can stand! ::

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

:: garden of roses ::

Question: What is your favourite flower?

As for me, the answer is rose. I have rose image or pattern as handphone wallpaper, bed sheet set and even clothings because I love the spiral pattern of the petals. While searching for tutorials online, I found tutorial on how to make rose from felt cloth. I got very excited and decided to make another bib necklace (I'm crazy over bib necklaces!) so here let me introduce you another Phattgurll Accessory product, the Garden of Roses.

This bib necklace has all my favourite elements: roses, pink colour and combination of pink and green. Now, let me pop you with another question, "Will you wear one?"

p/s: thanks to Mrs. Priss for the tutorial :-)

*keywords: felt bib necklace, diy bib necklace, pink bib necklace

Monday, February 20, 2012

:: no bake cheesecake ::

Today I am sharing with you an easy peesy way to produce a creamy, delectable cheese cake without much hassle and procedure, thanks to an ex-colleague (Kak Shikin) for the recipe and tutorial class 2 years ago. 

1. Ingredients:
     - Kraft Philadelphia cream cheese
     - Nestle cream
     - Condensed milk
     - Cheddar cheese
     - Marie biscuits

2. Combine cream cheese and cream together.

3. Pour 3/4 tin of condensed milk into the cream mixture.

4. Beat all three ingredients until well-mixed.

5. Spread a thin layer of cheese mixture on the base of the casserole.

6. Organize Marie biscuits until casserole base is fully covered.

7. Spread another thin layer of cheese mixture on top of biscuits layer.

8. Organize Marie biscuits to make another layer.

9. Either repeat step 7 & 8 or just pour all cheese mixture on top of the second or third biscuits layer. Grate cheddar cheese on top and refrigerate for few hours before serving.

Frankly speaking I am not a cheesecake person because I prefer chocolate among all but this cheesecake is exceptional because it is creamy but not too cheesy, yet very addictive. You can be more creative by adding oreo crumbs, fruits or any other ingredients on top. Simply delicious!

*keywords: easy no bake cheesecake recipe

Thursday, February 16, 2012

:: my best memories with tm ::

At first, I felt impossible to write about my best memories with TM because my mind automatically associated TM with the Internet as they are the main internet provider in this country through Streamyx and Unifi. I could not think of any significant memory I had while using the internet so I thought a bit further. Due to technology and media advancement these days many people including myself might have forgotten about the existence of fixed line phone. Back in the days fixed home line was a necessity and the sole service provider in Malaysia was no other than TM or previously known as Jabatan Telekom then Telekom Malaysia.

 Fixed home line has sentimental value in my life because it reminds me of my childhood. It was 1991 and I was in standard 4 Raya when I knew my best friend, Riza Azwani. We first met when we were playing jumping over string of rubber bands, which was a hit among girls that time. We became classmates, sat in the same group and we just clicked. Apparently we had a lot in common from having the same hobbies (which is collecting stamps), being the only child, fans of 4U2C and many more. We spent most of the time at school together whether in the class or in the canteen or anywhere else and we talked a lot to each other. Honestly, we were very talkative and we did not stop at school. Riza stayed at her aunt's after school until her parents fetched her after work while I went straight home by school bus.

We used to have this phone model at home

I do not know how we did it because after spending the entire day at school together we could still talked to each other through phone calls. We usually made agreement before either one of us left by saying "nanti aku call / nanti ko call tau" (I'll call later / call me later) and our activity begun after we had lunch. Not only weekdays, our storytelling activity also happened during weekends too. We were not worried about the bills because (#01) we did not pay them and (#02) we stayed in the same state so our calls were listed under local calls with cheaper rate because they were charged according to units (#03) phone numbers were not listed in local calls unlike national calls so we were safe! Yet still, our parents did warn us if we made most of the call outs so we had this lil tactic. To show that we are receiving call instead of making call out, one of us will call and said "call aku nanti aku call ko balik" (call me and I'll call you back) when the 'coast is clear'. Intead of hanging up the handset, the first caller had to hold the black button on the telephone and wait for the phone to ring for several times to alert everyone about a coming call. The receiver then released the black button, said hello, end the call by pushing the black button again and call back. Phones were ringing at both sides so both of us were safe from getting scold. Clever or not? :-D Not sure whether you could understand the entire process but that is one of our best kept secret for 20 long years.

 Riza was my maid of honor and I was hers. We have planned that since school.

There was this time when we heard a third party voice while we were chatting. It was a crossed line and the pakcik was saying hello. I somehow answered him and acted like I knew him while Riza stood silence at the other end. I acted like a grown up but obviously the pakcik noticed I was playing around so he got really mad and scolded me, and I immediately hanged up the phone. That was a silly one but I have many other sweet, bad and even weird experiences associated with fixed home line because I was an avid phone user since primary school until univ years. By the way, Riza and I have been friends for 21 years this 2012. We may not talk to each other as often as before but we do keep in touch once in a while. May our friendship last forever and thank you to TM for connecting us.

You may have better experience with TM and its products but as for me, reminiscing my chidhood by associating it with fixed home line is my best memories with TM

Monday, February 13, 2012

:: more premium outlets coming soon! ::

Hello peeps! How's your Monday so far? I started the day early for the World Bloggers and Social Media Summit 2012. It is happening now at PWTC and I'm blogging from here. Will write about it later but as for now I wanted to share about one awesome thing I heard from the 7:00 am news on Radio Nasional (previously known as Radio Muzik) this morning.

Just to let you know that Premium Outlets will come to Melaka and Sepang soon. It was told that Melaka Premium Outlet will open by end of this year but they have not confirmed about the one in Sepang.

Ok, have to get back to the forum. For all Shopaholics, save your $$$ from now for Melaka Premium Outlet and Sepang Premium Outlet keyh. Bye!
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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

:: gadget freak alert ::

Ady Rifqi will be 8 months in the next 9 days. How time flies! Haven't update much about him lately but despite a number of milestones he has already reached, he has also shown interests towards gadget. Don't believe me? Just take a look at these photos...

Not only that, he also loves playing with handphones and remote control too. Typical boy!

Ah, not forgetting...he is so into this one thing too...


"let me drive you, mommy"

Boy will always be boy :-P
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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

:: sinful time out ::

It was 4 something in the morning but I had to stay up doing office work. Decided to have a break from looking at the papers so I went to the kitchen and had this:

My homemade non baked cheese cake.

Few minutes after returning to the hall Ady cried for milk and here I am lying on the bed with a tummy full of cheese cake. Sinful. Very sinful.

p/s: will share the recipe and tutorial soon.

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Friday, February 3, 2012

:: colour block bib necklace ::

Friday is here and another long weekend awaits us. It was a short week to me because myself and others who are working in Kuala Lumpur already had a day off on Wednesday due to the Federal Territory Day. I wish to have more public holiday on Wednesday because having a day off in the middle of the week brought positive impact to me as I felt more energetic hence lead to better productivity at work. I said this maybe because I had a great ME-day on that Wednesday. It was my first ME-day ever since having a baby. Ady's nursery was opened because we are staying in Selangor so I asked hubby to send him as usual. It was only for 6 hours but I managed doing a number of chores and also a craft project - a colour block bib necklace. I have shared this tutorial on how to make pompom felt flower and it gave me an idea to come out with this.....

Colour blocking is the in thing right now so instead of doing it only with tops and bottom, I thought why don't I do it with accessory too. I really adore the end result and excited to wear it because (1) I have always been in love with bib necklace (2) yellow vs. fuschia is my most favourite colour block combo. My hands are itchy to produce more accesories now and I shall call my products 'Phattgurll Accessories'. What do you think?

Anyway, here is my complete look for today: aqua blue + fuschia + yellow = a colour blockin' Friday.

Striped Shawl -  bought in Mecca
Bib Necklace - Phattgurll Accessories
Cropped Cardie - ButtonMyButtons
Basic Tee - Dorothy Perkins
Jeans - Levi's Lady Style
Heels - Viki Shoes

Wearing vibrant colours to colour block helps brightening up the day, boost confident level and indirectly gives positive vibes to the wearer. Trust me, go colour block today.

*keywords: how to make bib necklace, easy bib necklace, diy bib necklace, accessory diy, bib necklace tutorial, how to make accessory, cara buat bib necklace, cara buat rantai, felt bib necklace, yellow bib necklace

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

:: diy noisy cat's toy ::

It has been awhile since my last cat-related update. After KiKi was gone we actually have 4 + 1 cats at home until today; the four siblings and one street cat who used to be KiKi's 'friend'. I have been planning to write about them from day-to-day but still haven't do it. Well maybe on one fine day I will share a story about them because the siblings: Neslo, Nescafe, Milo and Teh Tarik are already fat and huge now if compare to this:

Pics taken in June 2011

The kittens (yeah, we still call them kittens) have their own dedicated room in our house. They stay inside the room but they have their play time everyday when they can roam everywhere inside the house, usually during midnights after Ady and I are already inside our bedroom. As we knew, cats love to play. Thought of buying new toys for the kittens to keep them ocuppied but cats' toys are quite expensive. Found this interesting pillow shape toy made of fabric with noisy plastic inside, priced around RM10++. It was small and expensive to me for something simple as that so I decided to make something similar at home.

1. I sacrificed a small non-woven bag received from a wedding and a plastic that was used to wrap a souvenir bought in USS.

2. The fabric was cut into square.

3. Folded the fabric into two and sew along the edges.

4. Insert the plastic inside through the open side.

5. Sew along the edge to keep the plastic inside and DONE.

It was just like a pillow. A noisy pillow to be exact because the plastic produced noise and that attracts cats. Cheap and easy.  
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