Saturday, February 27, 2010

When Golden Girls Meet

These were not story of flight stewardess. It was just a meeting between 5 schoolmates who turned 'gold' this year. 
He he tak boleh kasi hint banyak banyak, habis rahsia semua bongkar nanti... 

We met up @ jun's with idah, tim & ijan. Enjoyed every moment, having lunch like a queen, sipping coffee while recalling our times together in school. Jangan tak tau, we all felt like school girls all over again!

The girls: idah, jun, tim, ijan & another behind camera

The food; thanks a lot jun

Saturday, February 20, 2010


It's been sometime since i last posted bags & purses that i made. As sewing & crafting is also my other passion, i do make them in between chores.
For now i'd display two of those that i made. I like these unique purses.

1. Passport Holder

Material: Japanese Yarn & American cotton

Zippered slots outside, cards & notes slots on the inside

Zippered slots (room for 2 passports)

Inside; card slots and pocket big enough for RM50 notes

Actually, I should have this labelled as bags/purses and not Quilt/Patchwork. I'll change that slowly once i have enough items to categorized.

2. Long Purse.

This purse comes with long strap so you can either sling across your shoulder or just carry it the normal way

Material: Corduroy & natural leather strap

Measured 23 x 14 cm with one pocket at the back

4 slots + 1 zippered pocket inside

I have a few more to display but let's keep it to some other days

Friday, February 19, 2010

Chocolate Mousse Flan

Source: Crazy for Chocolate (Periplus-step-by-step)


200 gm (61/2 oz) chocolate biscuits crumbs
100 gm (31/2 oz) butter, melted

Chocolate Cream
100 gm dark cooking chocolate
1/4 cup cream
cocoa powder for dusting

Mocha Mousse
200 gm dark cooking chocolate, melted
60 gm butter, melted
1/4 cup thick cream
2 egg yolks
2 teaspoon instant coffee powder
1 teaspoon boiling water
2 teaspoon gelatine
1 tablespoon water
3/4 cup thick cream, extra


To make Base:
  • BRUSH a 23cm (9in) fluted, round, loose-bottom flan tin with melted butter/oil
  • Combine biscuit crumbs and butter in a small bowl. Press mixture into base and sides of tin. Refrigerate until firm (~ 20 mins)

To make Chocolate Cream:
  • Place chocolate and cream in a small heatproof bowl. Using double boil method, stir mixture over simmering water until smooth. Spread evenly over base of the prepared flan. Refrigerate until set

To make Mocha Mousse
  • Combine chocolate, butter, cream and yolks in medium bowl, mix well. Add Combined coffee & boiling water.
  • Sprinkle gelatine over water in small bowl, and stir gelatine over a pan of hot water. Add gelatine to chocolate mixture.
  • Using electric beaters, beat cream (extra) in bowl until soft peaks form. Fold cream into chocolate mixture. Spread over flan and refrigerate until set.
  • Serve with cream or ice-cream as desired.


Tepi flan yang dah 'reban' - you have to press firmly to avoid the fall

Note: Waited for Son 1 to provide a better image, meanwhile, enjoy this 'blurred' image ya

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

New Year, Mandarin Oranges, Holiday & Gifts

This is year of the Tiger according to the chinese calender. I'm not well versed on this, but you can learn something here, from uncle lee

When heaps of mandarin oranges 'overflowed' into homes, it resulted in your house being 'strewn' with oranges everywhere; on the table, in fridge, in lounge, in bedroom....anywhere you can think of, so as to make it accessible regardless of where you are.
Thank you to friends for the oranges, we really enjoy mandarin oranges during this time of the year. Happy New Year.

(google image)

This is also time (most of the times, as we have plenty of celebrations here) where shopping malls shower you with gifts (???)
Really? Not really 'cos you have to spend a certain amount to get it. And we bought got this cute stuff while shopping in OU recently.

Tiffin carrier

Tiffin carrier or the 'sia' (there's a way to say this) reminded me of old times. Folks back then used tiffin widely. It comes in various design & sizes but with ONE purpose:- to carry food;

  • Malays used it to carry gift (sugar, rice etc) to be given to the host during a kenduri (gatherings like wedding/thanksgiving). Usually, the tiffin will have a ribbon tied to the handle (something like the tag as in above picture) for identification. In return for the gift/s, the host would usually put cooked rice and a dish in the tiffin.

  • Chinese would use it to put their lunch, usually rice porridge and soup/vegetables. Very handy, cost saving and obviously healthier as you have home cooked food.

  • Similarly, the Indians will also carry food in this. All I can think of is tosai or capatilah.

Those were the days, I missed them though. Modern days have tiffin replaced with the ever so popular tupperware, tipuware or disposable foam containers.

Mai kita pakat pakat bawa 'sia' (sebut kena sengau sikit) pi kenduri......ada berani??

This is also time for you to just loiter the malls during the weekdays eventhough most shops were closed. (applicable to working people)

enjoying moments @ Baskin Robbins

....or just enjoying the sunrise.....

sunrise thru the lens of my hp (near Lebuh Sg Pinang)

Talking about sunrise, we were at this place one morning; DH wanted to capture sunrise and me accompanying him.
A few moments later, I heard someone saying something in chinese. Assuming he was referring
to us (we were the only souls at that area, others were about 50 meters away), i turned to him.
Sensing we don't understand, he continued " jangan pergi situ, nanti turun tak bole naik"
Just then, I turned to DH and saw him struggling out of the mud, half-knee deep. Thanking the ahpek, I went to DH.
Apparently, he stepped into the soft part of the shoreline thinking it's just normal soft mud+sand, but quickly pulled himself when he realized he was 'sinking slowly' and he feared there might be broken glasses or other sharp objects underneath.
So friends, be cautious when we are at unfamiliar places.

I've been my usual self....infact busier with more washing/folding/ironing (hate this!) to do. Son 2 came back with loads of washing to do.
We also played host to relatives - bonding time.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Dunkin' Biscuits

Dunkin' options

I'm sure many have done this before:- dunking biscuits in coffee.

Wooo, sedap tauuu walau setengah orang kata itu style orang kampung.
Sapa kata??? Kalu itu style orang kampung, tak adalah istilah Dunkin' Donut kan kaaa.
Kalau donut tu mat salleh 'style', maka dunkin' juga adalah satu style yang tersendiri.
(Apakah ayat2 di atas itu dipanggil 'defending style'? :-)))

Apa2 pun, I love to have my biscuits dunked in coffee, nescafe in particular.

Mintak maaflah kepada kawan yang mengamalkan HTN (hari tanpa nescafe), masihkah anda mengamalkannya?

I prefer Gold to Classic

Note: tengah dok melilau cari resepi sebenarnya

melilau - merayau, berjalan tanpa arah

Thursday, February 11, 2010

When creativity is all you need

The whole of today was spent thinking, buying and making these 'hantaran' for Aimi, to be given to the groom in early march.

This is only part of it...more to come i suppose.......

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Monday, February 1, 2010

nak makan apa?

son2: what's for lunch?

mak: masak cabai ikan....

son2: aaaallllaaaaa.......buatlah ayam ....

son1: mak what food we have down there?

mak: (same answer like above)

son1: tak pa, alip makan kat luaq lah. Len kali buat lah lamb

aiiyooo, that's my sons! They only have certain food that they fancy, if you cook hm, you makan sendirilah.

That was saturday afternoon. Evening, we all went out, all 3 guys had a camera each with them, makcik lenggang kangkong jelah. On the way, fetched a niece & off we went. We stopped by at a 'talk-of-the-district' eatery; Laksa Janggus.
Located by the roadside along Kg Perlis in Balik Pulau, there were many people queuing up when we arrived.

The sign board. Laksa Janggus @ Kg Perlis, Balik Pulau

The Laksa; small @ RM1.20, big@ RM2.00.
The taste; I'm not a laksa kaki so no comment

The side order; Pisang Goreng, this is okay, cos i like it!

Adil (forefront), Alif, Troy16 & Nadiah setting up for sunset shooting


Since Adil's going back to college later in the evening, i prepare his favorite dish for lunch.

The frequently made dish; Cili Chicken

Fried potato wedges

& troy16's mango pulut