Tuesday, 30 October 2012

of Arafah Day and Aidil Adha

First of all, Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Adha!!!


We had a long weekend since Friday is Hari Raya. Malaysian can never have too many public holidays.

Wednesday evening, Mom texted me; "Puasa Hari Arafah ganjarannya sangat2 besar. Kalau larat puasa ok?" (Translation : "Allah gives a huge reward to people who fast during Arafah day, please fast if you feel ok.")

Short, simple and no tone of forcing, I like. But it left me with a question, what ganjaran?

So I googled and came across this article.

Click here to read more.

"Fasting on the Day of Arafah absolves the sins for two years; the previous year and the coming year ...."

Whattttt? Wow, that is one handsome reward He promise to give.

And if you've missed this year's puasa, it's okay. We can set the reminder for next year's, InsyaAllah..

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Tortilla Wrap

I was being adventurous and decided to travel to Mexico....

(Pap-pa Americano)

...by making salsa and tortilla wrap for dinner!

And no, it didn't turn out like this! (This is from Google)

How To Make Your Own Tortilla Wrap

i) Salsa

Mix all of these ingredients together :

Tomato (diced)
Capsicum (diced)
Onion (diced)
Cilantro (chopped)
Lime juice
Grounded black pepper
Salt & sugar
Olive oil

ii) Grilled chicken

Chicken breast
Teriyake marinade
Olive oil

- Marinade the chicken breast, and grill using some olive oil and garlic for about 2-3 minutes

iii) Tortilla

- Get the round tortilla at your nearest grocer. Opt for wheat tortilla for a healthier choice. Grill it for 1 minute on each side.


When you are done with Step i, ii and iii, wrap them together and...


Your healthy tortilla wrap is ready..


Thursday, 18 October 2012

The bond

I'm lucky to have spent my secondary school years in a place that treats every girl as an individual, a place that teaches a young lady to be not only outspoken but grounded at the same time, a place that believes a girl too can lead, a place that teaches education beyond the curriculum of classroom, a place a girl can grow with confidence to be her own person.

Sekolah Seri Puteri (or SSP in short).

We used to be in Kuala Lumpur, before we moved to Cyberjaya in 2003. My batch was quite lucky to have experienced both premises. Although the Cyberjaya school was new and all, I honestly prefer the one in Kuala Lumpur for some reason!

Sekolah Seri Puteri, Cyberjaya.

I spent 5 years of my life there (well 3years in Kuala Lumpur, 2 years in Cuberjaya). And if you ask me what is the most rewarding experience I could recall. Without doubt, I would say it's the friendship; the strong bond we have with each other. We grew up together, watched ourselves grew taller, we fought and we made up, witnessed each other's mistakes, we blosommed and flourished as leaves on the trees; we were there during our formative years!

Although we have left school for almost 8 years now, and we didn't see each other as often, we still can strongly feel the bond between us.

Whenever we see each other, we are back to our old kid-self. We giggle, we talk about the most ridiculous things, we make fun of each other. We connect, immediately!

Some of us are married now, with kids to look after. Time flies, but whenever I'm with them, it's like being 16 all over again!

Just few days ago, I was wiping my hand with this Watson's green tea wet tissue, when I suddenly  smell something really familiar. A smell of the perfume I was using back in my SSP years. The only problem was, I couldn't remember what perfume did I use back then! Grandma's memory!
Me being me, I couldn't carry on with my work for the rest of the day, without knowing it. Bad habit that I posses, when I'm curious, I just have to find out, one way or another!

  While on a mission to find out the perfume's name...

I just knew who to ask! It got to be Odd, a bedmate of mine in SSP for 3 years. I texted asking whether she remembers the perfume I used when I was in SSP. Well, it didn't really suprise me that she did remember! And she hasn't forgotten a lot of other things too. Awwww.

So, what's your most memorable experience from high-school years? Please share :)

Malaysian on Eating Out

Us being Malaysian, we loveeee eating out. From mamak place, hawker stall to the fine wine and dine restaurant! We basically whack everything because obviously we have good taste in foooodddd.

Take our infamous breakfast >>>> nasi lemak!

Oh god, it's so sinful but so yummy! Especially those seringgit nasi lemak wrapped in banana leaf and newspaper. Man, they have a bit of everything wrapped together, santan rice, anchovies, egg, peanuts and the sambal! Sometimes there have add-ons; sambal kerang, sambal sotong, paru, begedil! Fuhhhh. Best served hot!

Oh, and the cendol lorry by the roadside is the best cendol you could ever ask for. I'm not kidding!

I guess I don't have to further elaborate on us being 'overly attached' to our mamak food. Even after having proper dinner, we can still hangout at the mamak place for some late night 'snacking' on roti canai and teh tarik (or indomee burger goreng with telur mata in my case).

Okay okay, I'm a bit off tangent here.

My point is, yes the food is super yummy, nice, irresistable and all. But when was the last time we checked our cholestrol level? How sure are you that they are not recycling the same oil to fry you indomee goreng? How sure are you that they practice good hygiene whilst preparing the food?
Have you noticed more and more people our age are getting cancer these days?

Our health's condition is highly dependant on our food comsumption.
It's simple. You are what you eat! True!

So maybe it's time that we start changing our eating habit, well slowly but surely. I know it is a bit ridiculous to cook for every meal, especially during weekdays since most of us are working! I know it is a bit drastic if we suddenly have to stop eating out. I mean, I know for sure I can't give up indomee burger goreng! Or banana leaf rice.

But what we can do is, to control our portion and plan our menu. And the simplest thing to do that is by cooking. Cause you know exactly what's inside the food.

So I thought I want to give this whole heathy eating a shot. I just made my own lunch boxes, good for the entire week. Grilled chicken, boiled brocolli, baby carrots and brown rice!

To spice things up a little bit, I made other lunch option (I get bored very easily), grilled chicken with lettuce and bread.

But I have to be real too. I love (unhealthy) food! And unlike my baby sister, I'm not blessed with high metabolic rate. I'm the type of person who would gain weight EASILY if I go a bit over board with my food intake.

So, to not over indulge, I dedicate one day of the week where I allow myself to whack everything I see! Everything sinful, everything oily, everything yummy (i.e banana leaf rice)! I called this a 'cheat' day. Mind you, this is not always the case. Sometimes I had 3 cheating days in a week, or worst, 4 days! Lol. But hey, I'm trying here okay!

Oh, and exercise! But that needs another post on its own.

So now, I have to think of another healthy menu for next week! Any suggestions?

Friday, 12 October 2012

Bambino Splash

Mommies, I have good news!!!!

SHOP kids swimwear from Bambino Splash and WIN prize worth RM1000! Checkout Bambino Splash Facebook page to find out more about the contest!

Bambino Splash is also available on Zalora ! They are cute and the price is so affordable, ranges from RM39.90 to RM89.90. I chop one already for my future baby girl! Hehe. But I guess by that time it will be outdated already! Oh well, I always have my girlfriends daughters to give to. And nieces!

So, watcha waiting for? Come on, shop on and dress your cutie pie up!

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Tongue Twister

Calling it a night. Thought I'd leave you guys with this! (I mean, if there's any of you out there who are actually reading my blog.Yeah, I'm pathetic I know...)

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Jelly Bunny

So this is going to be another post where I would blab on comfy shoes.

Guys, have you heard of Jelly Bunny? I know I hadn't, not until our path crossed today!

I was out for lunch with the Puffs, and I had to withdraw some cash. So I had to pass by Isetan food market to get to Maybank.

I know KLCC like the back of my hand, so obviously I noticed a new shop in that stretch that says 'Jelly Bunny'.

At first I thought it was some jelly beans/candy shop. But then I noticed the colourful shoes and tonnes of people queing up at the cashier from far.

So I went in and tried on the shoes. Goodness, it is so so soft and comfortable. It was like stepping into a pool of jelly since most of them are made of soft PVC, the flexible type. Apparently this brand is from Bangkok, Thailand. Sawadikap!

Definitely great for the relaxed weekend! And you don't have to worry if it rains, because obviously they are water resistant! Duh. They have so many other colourful ranges but I just had to choose red! Haha.

Oh, they are very very affordable too, this red flats I bought is only RM 29.90.


Hurry get your pair of Jelly Bunny today!

Rocker Shoes

I'm a woman of comfort!

Especially, when it comes to shoes. I choose comfort over style, anytime! Simply because I have big cerewet feet, or should I say wide toes?

So you can imagine my journey in finding a perfect pair of comfortable heels would be almost impossible.

It's like finding a perfect husband; supportive, stable and of course not an eye sore.

I have had so many 'bad' shoes experience. I went to the shop, tried on the shoes, felt okay about it, bought it, and when I came home, it was not as comfortable anymore :(

I ended up giving them away to kakak cleaner, because neither of my sisters wear the same shoe size as mine.

I'm not trying to be picky or fussy. God knows how I want to just buy any shoes and be done with it.

That explains why I've always in my ballerina flats or FitFlop, most of the time! Mom, being Mom would nag me and said that a girl should be presentable with the heels on and stuff. Little that she knows, her daughter has giant toes.

All that has changed until I met these pair of Rockport heels, they're very comfortable, I could definitely run in it. No kidding, coming from someone who is too scared to wear heels.

Rockport uses Adidas technology; ADIPRENE® by Adidas, where it has :

  • highly shock-absorbent cushioning to protect the heel at impact, and
  • resilient forefront cushioning that provides a responsive, dynamic push-off

I would say it's quite expensive (for me at least), but if you have such 'exquisite' feet like me, you would want to invest on this. You can bring them jogging around KLCC park, no problem!

Come on, share your 'bad' shoes experience. Or 'good' ones..

Or is there any brands you would like to recommend?

 I'd love to explore!


Today's date!

Let us be thankful for another day of living and make the most out of it.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Why now?

So I have decided to start blogging, AGAIN!

Why now?

Simply because, it's therapeutic!

If you must know, I have an issue, which I'd like to call as, 'I-don't-just-open up-to-anyone' issue! But it's okay, I believe this will be for a good cause, sharing of knowledge etc, RIGHT?

Let's just hope I would be consistent this time....

P/S- Currently blogging via this cool Blogger app available on iPad.

Such joy!!



is the day I recovered my long lost email for this blog!

Kudos to myself!

P/S- Expect numerous of posts coming in, sooooonnnnn!!!!