Gumbira hati melonjak ria tidak terkata :) Kepuasan berganda tak dapat digambarkan dengan kata~kata...heheeee [ayat over okay...]
Mar 30, 2011
Gumbira hati melonjak ria tidak terkata :) Kepuasan berganda tak dapat digambarkan dengan kata~kata...heheeee [ayat over okay...]
Mar 29, 2011
Again here it comes the word 'devil' :) Well, it means nothing except you need to skip your carb meals for the day and try to 'enjoy' the 5km run! LoL
Huh! BTW who cares? if it is delicious, just eat it! heheeeee...I'm still learning [obviously on my own] and do you care to share this marvellous choc cake with super rich ganache topping recipe with me ? it's amazing and we are using a simple less effort wet/dry mix technique *[refer mentalnote]. Happy baking cik jah! :)
*Mentalnote: Making a cake usually require us to whisk the butter & sugar until pale, light & fluffy then add in the dry ingredients, but in this recipe, what you have to do is put all the wet ingredients in 1 bowl and the dry ingredients in another bowl. Then mix them together. Something new to try :) and I LOVE IT SO MUCH as there's no more spray of powder all over the place ;)
350g [2 1/3cup] self raising flour
90g [3/4cup] cocoa powder
1teaspoon bicarbonate soda
345g [1 1/5 cup] caster sugar
2tablespoon vanilla extract
3 eggs, beaten
1. Preheat oven 180C. Grease & line a 22cm round cake tin with baking paper.
2. Sift the flour, cocoa powder & bicarb. soda into a large bowl. Stir in the sugar until well combined
3. Combine the butter, vanilla & 250ml [1cup] water in a saucepan over medium heat.
Stir until the butter has melted
4. then add to the flour mixture & whisk until well combined.
Add the eggs & whisk until blended.
5. Spoon the mixture into the cake tin & smooth the top. Bake for 45-60minutes or until a cake skewer
inserted & comes out clean. Remove the cake from the oven and leave in the tin for 5 minutes
Here it comes the 'devil' part :)
Chocolate Ganache Icing
185ml whipping cream
200g dark chocolate, roughly chopped
To make the icing, heat the cream in a small saucepan over low heat. When bubbles are beginning to form around the edge of the saucepan, remove the pan from the heat & stir in the chocolate until melted & smooth. Add knob of butter to make it shining & glazy. Leave to stand at room temperature.
Optional: Slice the cake into 2 or 3 layer [I'm crazy of the calories...oppss! the choc!] and spread the choc ganache in between.
Mar 27, 2011
Owh!!! they are so lovely! I absolutely ♥ it and thank you very much! ~~♥♥~~
My favourite stargazer :)
I never hang & leave my fresh hand bouquet flowers dry on the wall :P It just doesn't make sense at all to leave the flower dry and dusty that you don't even remember about it [after you hang it...lol] The best is to put the fresh flowers in a vase of water. Let's share how to keep the cut flowers stay fresh and longer. Before adding the flowers into the vase add in 1tbsp apple cider vinegar + 1 tbsp sugar into the water. Please remember to change the water every few days [and add more vinegar + sugar of course].
Mar 25, 2011
Mar 23, 2011
Reached home from office nearly 6pm . Errkk! nampak sangat 5.30 terpacak dah cabut kan? lol.
Well, don't look at from the bad side, look at from the good one. I'm too efficient :) I've done all my office work for the day. No delay no KIV :) WeeEeeee~~~
Sebagai seorang pekerja berhemah & bermutu tinggi [aceh!] I will not stayback for nothing. It is such a way of wasting the office resources. Kenapa pulak? well.....sebab kalo stayback membazir karan, membazir ayaq dan tak kurang jugak membazir waktu sebab dok surf internet for nonsense things using office facilities. Danggg!!! o.O
.....and no gym workout today...woohoooooo!
|Pienkcat's self-planted basil leaves|
Hurmmm...apa nak makan for dinner nie? Cemuih lar dok makan kat luar. Sampai tak taw dah nak makan apa dan makan di mana ~.~ Tak sumer sedap plak tu...
Seperti biasa, check peti ais dulu baru taw nak makan apa. Kot~kot timbul selera bila tengok botol ayaq, tengok telur dan tiba~tiba tertengok minced meat O.O...snap! owh yeahh! idea datang :)
|Taste of Home~ delicioooous!|
Mar 22, 2011
Yang nie chek tak tau nama apa. Kat rumah chek kat kampung tu banyak mak chek tanam. Sangat mudah ditanam dan dijaga. Tak payah cucuk~cucuk ke dalam tanam tanah, main letak~letak atas tanah pun ia boleh tumbuh o.O amazing! Pastu cepat membiak dan kalo digantung atau di tanam di tempat yang tinggi sket, nanti akan keluar sulur berjuntaian dan anak~anak benih akan keluar di hujung juntaian tu. Sexy! :)
Pokok nie pun ditanam sebab daunan hijau [foliage]. Memang tak der bunga. For record, most of my garden members yang berdaftar are green foliage. Important sebab I'm not a SAHD [Stay At Home Darling] heheee. With limited time available only on weekend, chek dah serik nak tanam season flowers yang ala~ala henglish tu. Too sensitive, short life span and sangat fragile ~.~
Tapi kalo pergi flower nursey, slalu tergoda dengan bright colourful seasonal flowers ~. x
Kalo pokok ala~ala tropika nie senang jaga. Cukup baja, nescaya tidak menghampakan, segar biji mata :)
jangan hanya baca
cuba gardening lar~*~*~*~*~wink! winkk! :) [first of all pi beli cangkui dulu taw]
Mar 19, 2011
Mar 17, 2011
Arghhhh!!! my mistake lar cik jah, on one fine day while golek-golekk at home, tiba-tiba!.......
Tringgggg! I recieved a sms from 663-00
"RM0.00 Lancome Le Gift: 9pc gift (worth 530) with purchase RM450 & above and double points to Lancome members from 12-14 March. T&C apply"
uish!!! very the appetizing. Meleleh air liur chek baca sms tu...gulp!
Ini sudah bagus! What a good chance. Purchase with free gift :)
OMG! nakal lar sms nie :/ that's why lar check tak mau UNsubscribe the smses from this number...lol....some of the smses very 'appetizing' heheeheee
Sebagai pengguna bijak [aceh!] Apa lagi, tergedix-gedix lar nak pi Isetan, nak sopping Lancome :)
Tapi memang pun it's about time to re-stock my Lancome stuff. Like my night cream dah nampak bottom surface, my emulsion moisturizer pun nearly abes and my whitening serum memang dah abess, so.....itu yang menambah kegedix-kan tu...hheheeee [bukan alasan taw, keperluan]...
Pastu, nyonya kat lancome counter tu punya lar potpetpotpet, ini bagus, itu lagi bagus...last2 my purchase melangkaui tahap luar biasa untuk orang yang biasa~biasa like me o.O
Tapi, apakan daya, nak santek macam rozita che wan & keazaman luar biasa untuk melawan proses penuaan punya pasal, pejam mata lorrrr O.O hahaahaaaa :D
Tapi ingatan manja untuk cikjah, tak kisah lar cikjah nak pakai brand apa pun, janji cikjah nampak gojes kan? kalo dah gojes tu, pakai bedak sejuk pun tetap anggun! :)
Punya lar banyak dok 'subscribe' lancome, penuh my drawer dengan free gift/sample pieces :)
Sampai lupa nak pakai pun ada :P
I do like the miniature size freegifts, very convenient to carry while travelling. So, musnahlah harapan cikjah nak dapat item free dari chek...hahahaaa
Dah lar sopping lancome gedebak~gedebukk, Isetan plak buat 3days sales~~gillak tau depa nie...gatal miang gedixxs :P Kat children department tu, sales kaw~kaw sampai 70% ! o.O
Apa lagi, untung lar the kiddos, dapat baju sorang 2 pasang :) Chek tak tahan tengok baju sumer lawo & adorable...hihiiihiiii
Adeh....next month nak kena re-stock MAC plak....adehh..deh
Mar 14, 2011
A doctor in a house - a memoirs of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, 4th Prime Minister of Malaysia
Teruja bila melihat cover buku Tun M nie. Manja-manja jer posing :)
After a day being launched, I bought a copy at Borders for RM100. Available at the most bookstores and as well as at major hypermarkets like Carrefour, Tesco etc. Pstttt! kalo beli kat Tesco buleh collect point kan? lol
First skali soalan cikjah nak tanya, mesti buku ni dalam Bahasa Malaysia ker English kan?
It was written in English. Tebai ala~ala kamus Al-Marbawi; 809 pages, 62 chapters. Penuh dengan words depan belakang o.O A few pages with photos available in the middle spread.
Yer lar, what do u expect from a biography writing? kisah seorang lagenda TERhebat negara plak tu. Bukan calang~calang individu. Lain lar kalo baca biography kris dayanti...heheeee
To date I've read 9 chapters [long way to go and excited about it], and I love chapter 2: Family Values very much! kerana I strongly believe that cara dan bagaimana seseorang itu dibesarkan akan mencorak siapa mereka dewasa nanti. Sungguhpun seseorang itu akan melalui pelbagai fasa dan nilai sosial ketika membesar like go to school, belajar dan di ajar oleh guru-guru, bergaul dengan kawan-kawan, namun itu semua hanyalah sebagai perencah untuk memperkasakan jati diri seseorang individu. Jika asasnya di rumah itu kukuh, maka tiada apa yang dapat mempengaruhi jati diri kita :)
Tambahan pula itulah indahnya adat, sopan santun budaya masyarakat melayu. Sedang chek mengomel panjang pasal family values nie terkenang pulak of my own upbringging. Banyak juga peraturannya; tak buleh cakap bila makanan penuh dalam mulut, tak buleh cakap guna perkataaan 'aku', 'hang' [sungguhpun ia melambangkan keakraban & kemesraan di kalangan masyarakat utara] nanti kena luku kepala x__x , tak buleh tunjuk benda/orang etc dengan kaki, ken atunjuk guna ibu jari [surprisingly masih ada manusia jahil yg point object using foot. Idiot!], duduk selunjur pun tak buleh kecuali sedang bersenang2 seorang diri dalam bilik, kalo sedara datang sumer adik beradik kena pakat keluar salam dan beramah mesra [budak2 skrg kalo sedara datang, terus berkurung dlm bilik] yada...yada...yada....
Okay, will shorten my entries in this blog from now on as I'm busy reading the 800pages book...heheeee :)
Mar 13, 2011
Tara! :) the beach girl is backkk! sambung story ekk....wait! 1 minute please, nak feeling tengok ocean jap.... :)
|gambar lawo giles taken by Pienkcat!|
Well, as I mentioned earlier, in this post I'm sharing with you all about the resort, the beautiful beaches and fun activities offered by the resort and maybe a liltle about the 'sweet' beach girl :)
BTW, if anyone from Sibu Island Resort happens to read my entry, a 3D2N stay free voucher giftaway is much appreciated! :) another 1 day I pay myself...lol
[I'm pretty sure that I'm doing an awesome sincere promo here]
Arrived at the jetty exactly at 10.30am. Stepping out from the boat, myself & all the passengers of the boat dengan wajah terpukau, blurred & giles gedix nak mandi laut make our way lenggang~lenggok straight towards to the reception which is located in the main building. My luggage yg berketul~ketul penuh dengan 4 days "runway show outfits" itu were taken care and sent straight to my suite room.
Wow! such a spacious resort. Been greeted with a welcome drink [bukan air sirap okay, tapi apple juice] and a Piliphino trio group welcomed us with a live performance singing a song ♫♫selamat datang ke sibu island resort ♫♫♫.
Wahh!!! it was head over heels already ;))
This resort was opened sometimes in year 2000. The resort was closed for a massive refurbishment work & facelift makeover nearly a year and re-opened recently in year 2009. So, what else to expect rather than a brand new and clean accomodation on one-island resort with an international four-star rating.
The walkway from the jetty towards the reception / main building.
The Lumba-Lumba restaurant where I had delicious food through out my stay plus daily live performance during dinner.
The swimming pool with [closed for business] sunken pool bar.
Allright, pick your direction. Which way to go.......
Generally, they are 121 chalets of superior, deluxe and three types of suites – Serindit [great for single/twin sharing] , Layang Layang [great for triple sharing] and Honeymoon [of course for honeymooners with private beach] – set amidst lush vegetation and well-landscaped gardens. Each chalet is tastefully refurbished for a warm homely feeling and is equipped with standard facilities within the 'kampung' ambiance.
Walk with me guys, I'm taking you to my suite room....jeng! jeng! jeng! Seriously, after checked-in I was kind of lost in locating my room because it's located at the end of the island facing the beautiful Beach 2. It was like walking from north to south :P I was kind of heebie ~ jeebies already.......
Wonder of how my room looks like as it does matters to me for the next 4 days :)
Single suite chalet with ocean view. However, there is another suite in front of my suite; Serindit 1102 which is exactly by the beach but it has some defect on the aircond & heater. So, Serindit 1103 is the best though! :)
During my check in, only 12-15paxs of us on the island plus 80 over pax of staff that belongs to the resort. Wow! That is definitely a big number of resort staff :D
This is the jungle trekking trail. I was dying to go for this adventure hike....unfortunately, I was advised to wear a proper sport attire and sport shoes is a must for safety reason.... T__T
Are you dare to climb this super giant structure? eeiiiii!!! I shall fire my boss if he gedix to do a company team building here and kena pulak panjat2 menatang nie..aiyarkkk!!! ~~~ I fainted x__-
This was easy cik jah...ahaks!
Tapi according to the recreation manager who supervised the game, I didn't put enough strength while shooting.... tak cukup power ~. x
[cuaca kat pulau memang macam tu sebab hujan lalu jer merentasi laut/pulau towards the mainland]
30 minutes over. Tett!!! because I was the last one who placed the order, I had to pack my ice kacang and sruttt! sruttt!! menikmatinya on the boat sambil ditiup angin laut :)
...dan huhuuuuu! due to cloudy weather and heavy rain on the mainland, I was unable to catch the sunset :(
Nah, cuci mater O.O
Okay...sambung sket lagi. On the 2nd day on the island, then suddenly I realized 'huh!! how am I going to the Senai airport from Tg Leman Jetty to catch my flight back home?" OMG! I didn't even think about it...hahahaaa...silly me ~.~ too excited thinking of going and never thought about coming back home :P
- I don't remember a witch ...but there was a black adorable cat who sat down beside me and told me that "I'm a cat who has strong legs, beautiful heart and the ♥ of thrills, I like to climb things - including hills. I ♥ pink and I ♥ cat and again the black cat told me that I'm a lovely friendly Pienkcat"