Browsing articles from "December, 2014"
Dec
29
2014

Chinese New Year Angpow Lantern

It’s time to dig out your ang pow packets and make Chinese New Year decorations again because before you know it, Chinese New Year will appear right in front of you :) Though I’ve always used only angpow packets for my decorations, today’s decor requires one additional item though. We’ll need toilet paper rolls to make this lantern.  Ang pow lantern I used big toilet paper rolls instead of the normal small ones as this […]

Dec
28
2014

It is MY birthday!

Something came in the mail today. Okay lah actually not today lah. It came much earlier but I only posted it today :P Hehe. It’s MY Birthday today! That boy doesn’t know my name.. yet :P It seems like only yesterday we received this: And after all that ‘drama’, they sent Ayden this: A year has passed in a blink of an eye. Thank you Nuffnang for the thoughtful gesture. It is certainly a pleasure […]

Dec
26
2014

Taman Emas Kopitiam (Peng Hwa) Jalan Gottlieb

Ok now I have some time to continue my post on our recent Penang trip. We shall talk about the assam laksa I had there. On our second night in Penang, we went to Northam Beach on our own for dinner. The food there was so horrible we left everything unfinished. Their laksa was simply horrible with the texture of their noodles being too soft that they just melt in your mouth (not a good […]

Dec
24
2014

Merryn Christmas

With a blink of an eye, it’s Christmas eve already. Here’s wishing all our lovely readers a very Merryn Christmas!  May you have the best Christmas this year with your loved ones. Eat, Drink and be Merryn! Wait.. you can’t be MERRYN. There’s only ONE me! Ho ho ho!

Dec
23
2014

Behind The Scene of Ayden’s OOTD shots

Ayden loves taking OOTD shots. If you don’t already know, OOTD stands for Outfit Of The Day. He loves dressing up and will not hesitate to let me take a shot of him. All we needed to do was to say OOTD and he’ll ‘stick’ himself against the wall for us.  After each shot, he’ll check the picture to see if it’s nice… He can really give us many shots from which I will eventually […]

Dec
22
2014

A Family Christmas Affair, PARKROYAL Kuala Lumpur

Christmas is the season of joy where everyone gets to spend quality time together. This year, we experienced “A Family Christmas Affair” with an exciting line-up of dining activities at Chatz Brasserie, PARKROYAL Kuala Lumpur. Beautifully lit-up reindeers, sleigh and Christmas tree at the hotel lobby. We feasted on the traditional roasted turkey with chestnut stuffing. The must-haves on every Christmas, roasted turkey. This year, the chef has generously added in the rich in flavour […]

Dec
20
2014

The Manhattan Fish Market

Darling and I went for dinner at The Manhattan Fish Market, Mid Valley about a fortnight ago with 4 other friends. A total of 6 adults and 2 children (excluding Ayden), we had a lot to eat. Dinner starts with their homemade soup specially prepared by the Chef. Cream of Beetroot Soup (RM5.50 Lite / RM6.50 Reg) Darling and I had this new item in the menu – cream of beetroot soup. So pretty in pink, […]

Dec
19
2014

Trudy & Teddy new boutique opening in One Utama

I have always love Trudy & Teddy’s timeless classic European style with a touch of modernity. I like their fine workmanship and their designs are simply outstanding. I’ve been dressing Ethan up in Trudy & Teddy apparels since it was born in 2010. Ethan was three years old then. * Archive picture of Ethan (3 years old) in Trudy & Teddy top to toe. Imagine my delight when I saw that they will be opening […]

Dec
18
2014

Post Holiday Blues

Everyone needs a holiday after a holiday, don’t you agree? We had so much fun in Penang that we are not functioning well post holiday. Darling had to get back to work straight on Monday, pity that fella but I had it so hard; with piles and piles of dirty laundry and so much cleaning up to do. Even my blog posting has been quite messy as I don’t have the time to really sort […]

Dec
17
2014

Hock Lok Siew Biscuit Trading

On our third day in Penang, we met up with Penang food blogger Ken of Ken Hunts Food. He drove us around for some food hunt and also to buy some local products. He stayed away from those branded shops that are so ‘touristy’ and expensive and brought us to Kedai Biskut Hock Lok Siew in the heart of Georgetown. The products here are way cheaper compared to those tourist trap shops.  HOCK LOK SIEW […]

Dec
16
2014

15 Christmas Craft Ideas for Kids

When I published “How to make a Halloween Paper Pumpkin” 3 days before Halloween I got many mommies buzzing me requesting to post seasonal crafts EARLY so that they can make them on time for their parties.  Well, Christmas is in December and it is only the beginning of November now. I hope this entry is not too early though :D I’ve compiled 15 of our most popular Christmas crafts to share with our readers […]

Dec
15
2014

WORLDFOODS Yellow Curry Recipe

I’ve mentioned numerous times that the long school holiday means being extra busy in the kitchen whipping out one pot wonders for the family. Why one pot? Because having a 15 months old toddler with me limits whatever time I can spend in the kitchen so I try to cook only fast and convenient food for them without compromising on the quality and nutrition of the food. One of my ‘speciality’ is this simple non-baked […]

Dec
14
2014

Catch-up with an ex-classmate

One of the highlights of my Penang trip is to meet up an ex-classmate of mine whom I’ve not seen for almost 2 decades. Sometimes I wonder why people even bothered to make time to see me. You see, I’ve been giving him a hard time from the first day he found out I’ll be in Penang. He was so kind to initiate a meet up and also to try getting some other ex-classmates to […]

Dec
13
2014

LOCK Your Car Doors At ALL TIMES

Always LOCK your car doors if you are waiting inside a stationary vehicle with the engine running. When we were in Penang, Darling parked our car at a petrol station and proceeded to get inside the store to buy bottled drinking water. Ethan was seated at the front passenger seat while I was nursing Ayden at the back. Luckily it is our habit to lock the doors each time the Daddy gets out of the […]

Dec
12
2014

Kimberley Street Penang Food Hunt

We are in Penang yo! Our first day here and Darling’s friend brought us to Kimberley Street for some local hawker fare. When you speak of Kimberley Street, there is this famous 4 that you must try so let us hunt for them..  We went into this Restoran Traditional Home of Dessert and got comfortable before the guys go and ordered a table full of food! I heard this uncle’s char koey teow is very famous […]

Dec
10
2014

Making my own charm bracelet

I made my very first charm bracelet back in 2011 under the guidance of Angie of Kelvin Gems. We became close acquaintance and kept in touch until today. I attended her drop earring workshop too and actually blogged about how to make charm bracelet and drop earrings. Click on the respective topic to read further: 1) How to make charm bracelet 2) How to make drop earrings Reading back, I can’t believe how girly I was. […]

Dec
9
2014

Christmas Decor: Suria KLCC

I am surprised that KLCC did a great job with their Christmas decor this year. If every year they only put out giant Christmas trees, this year they have giant rocking horse and more.  Quite a lovely sight at KLCC. Beautiful Christmas tree with toy soldiers, gift boxes, rocking horse and everything Christmasy.  The giant rocking horse. Santa looks weird though. Haha. Overall this year’s decor is one of their better ones. Now let’s take […]

Dec
8
2014

Christmas Decor: 1 Utama Shopping Centre

My jaw dropped to the ground when I saw One Utama’s Christmas decor this year. Themed “A Rustic Woodland Christmas – Love & Joy” I was just speechless. Maybe I can share some pictures and you tell me what you see. Board animals. More animals from boards. And then I saw their Christmas tree and I just can’t take it any more. I left. I think it is better to check out other mall’s decor. Let’s […]

Dec
6
2014

Takio Ikayaki

When we were in Berjaya Times Square a couple of weeks ago, we did not know what to eat. Then we saw this: People queuing at Takio Ikayaki kiosk. Should be good? Otherwise why would they queue and wait right?  I also remember having this 20% discount voucher in my bag so we went closer to the kiosk.  Then we took a peek and saw this:   Oh man! She’s cutting giant squid! My weakness! […]

Dec
5
2014

The Big Bad Wolf Book Preview Sale

Believe it or not, we’ve never been to a Big Bad Wolf book sale until today. I’ve always dreaded going to any sale; fearing the crowd,the queue and all. But then a couple of weeks ago I received an invitation to the preview of The Big Bad Wolf sale and decided to give it a try. It is a preview sale after all so it won’t be too crowded right?  These passes made their way […]

Dec
4
2014

DIY Pacifier Holder

Ayden doesn’t use pacifier but recently because he is teething (yes, his top two front teeth are finally making their appearance) he likes to bite on them a bit. He doesn’t use them long. Just a suckle or two, a couple of bites and that’s it. But this will repeat after an hour or whenever he feels the itch.  I got fed-up having to hand him the pacifier and take them away and give it […]

Dec
3
2014

Christmas Decor: The Curve

Our next stop for the Christmas decor hunt is at The Curve and I must say that they did a great job this year. The beautiful outdoor giant Christmas tree by the water fountain between The Curve and e@Curve. I love this! Once inside the Curve, this beautiful sight greeted us. With reindeers, sleigh and all. A slim snowman and its reindeers :D More reindeers. Also, check out Sunway Pyramid’s Christmas decor here. Sunway Pyramid’s Christmas […]

Dec
2
2014

Christmas Decor: Mid Valley Magical Land

Mid Valley Megamall has transformed into a magical land this Christmas. We were there for dinner today and quickly took a couple of minutes to snap some pictures.  Mid Valley’s magical land as seen from Level 2. The Magical Land  Ethan asked me if those are bears or fox behind them. Urm… Come to think about it, I am unsure myself!  Giant flowers and toadstools everywhere.  I like this garden. Reminds me of Honey I Shrunk […]

Dec
1
2014

Musical Christmas … at Corus hotel Kuala Lumpur

Can you believe that it’s December already? We are at the final month of year 2014. Time flies doesn’t it? Where did they go? In a blink of an eye we will be ushering year 2015 but I am not even done welcoming 2014! Anyway, no point pondering over lost time. It’s better to start my December singing to Deck the hall with boughs of holly, Fa la la la la la la la la. ‘Tis the season […]

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