Monday, December 12, 2011

Rocky Road Oreo Fudge Brownies

Fudge brownies from an instant mix, with a twist. Crushed oreos, chocolate chips, Hershey's syrup, Rocky Road ice cream and full oreos.

I forgot to include the Hershey's syrup in the photo until after. LOL.

Crushed Oreos, chocolate chips, Hershey's chocolate syrup, Rocky Road ice cream with marshmallows, peanuts and more chocolate chips all get added into the brownie mix.

Line the baking pan with full Oreos before pouring in the thick batter.

I think I may have put them in the oven a tad too long. But they are still so yummy and fudge-y! All they need now is a huge scoop of vanilla ice cream... ;)

Sunday, December 11, 2011


B. U. S. Y. BUSY

Ok, I have been MIA for too long. Since March. Did that one post in May count? Yep no, I didn't think so. So that's 9 months of hiatus. 9 whole months of MIA-ness on the blog! Maybe I was abducted by aliens? No. Or kidnapped for a ransom? No. Or maybe I was just plain lazy. Also NO. :S Well... Maybe a little. LOL. Actually... I got married [that was in May] and have been so busy adapting to married life.

To those who are not married yet, a word of warning (?) or advice: When you get married, you will be busy! Very very busy. B. U. S. Y. BUSY. You will have more family members to spend time with, more family dinners and events. Family breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Family outings. You see... I come from a small family. Divorced parents. Dad does his own thing, pretty much. One brother on my dad's side, equally busy with work and girlfriend and stuff. Another two brothers on my mum's side. So there is hardly any family dinners or whatever on dad's side. And once in a while, I visit my mum and my two brothers. That's about it. I'm not complaining. Getting married means I gained a dad who likes teasing me, a mum who cares and prepares home-cooked meals almost daily, two sisters, two more brothers, two nieces and two nephews. :)

Besides adapting to married life, I have also been busy baking. Will post on that later. Will also post on our day-trip to Singapore yesterday to watch the Broadway musical, Wicked. :) Till then... XO

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Gratitude Rock

I am thankful today for the yummylicious salmon and Swedish meatballs.

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Shoe Mission

I am on a mission to search for my wedding shoes (2 pairs, 1 for each reception). I have seen many online and they're all very pretty and some are exactly how I want my wedding shoes to be. But I have yet to see any that I like in real life.

I want something with a bow at the front. Because people can see the front of my shoe when I sit on the dais. Something like these:

For Eddie's reception, we will be wearing traditional in majolica blue and the family/wedding party will wear grey. So a silver grey pair for Eddie's reception.

And for my reception, I will be wearing a dusty pink dress (Eddie will wear a coat and tie) and the family/wedding party will wear purple. Would a pearl off-white pair of shoes (like the one in the pic above) go with this colour theme?

I think I have to start looking at options of buying them online.

Hm, on second thought, I have not seen and do not know how the beading on my baju will look like. What if the shoes I buy do not match the overall baju look? Oh dear.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Gratitude Rock

Today I am thankful for:
  • being able to resolve the Thai character display challenge at work
  • being able to restrain myself from buying that really lovely dress and shoes
  • the girl-time spent with Sandy

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Gratitude Rock

Today I am thankful for:
  • the yummy smoked salmon sandwich I had for dinner
  • the quality time spent with an old friend
  • the very convenient shuttle tuktuk from hotel to Emporium and back

Monday, March 7, 2011

Gratitude Rock

Today I am thankful for:
  • the wifi in my hotel room so I can talk to Eddie online and save on phone bill
  • the non stressful easy day at work
  • the alone time I had

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Gratitude Rock

Today I am thankful for:
  • the 4 years we've been together
  • my beautiful wedding ring and band

Wonder Woman

This was taken at the MAC Wonder Woman roadshow in Midvalley. It's so huge and looks so cool. I want one in my home! Hehe.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Gratitude Rock

Today I am thankful for:
  • the DS game Eddie bought for me
  • the new battery for my car which was FOC (it was still under warranty)
  • having completed finalizing the wedding invites and confirmed them for printing
  • the free movie tickets to Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa
  • the surprisingly good movie I enjoyed

Friday, March 4, 2011

Gratitude Rock

Today I am thankful for:
  • the daily home-cooked dinner by bf's mum
  • the THREE ice creams I had today *grins sheepishly*
  • being able to leave work earlier today

Eddie is grateful for:
  • successfully transferring the game to my PSP and it works
  • having sorted out his wedding paperwork

These Boots Are Made for Walking

Melanie and I in our oversized borrowed safety boots for site visit. They were so big that I wore my shoes in them!

Safety boots: size 10
My shoes: size 5-6

Monday, February 28, 2011

My Name is Bond, James Bond

Look at the plate number! Wow! The owner of the car must really like James Bond; to be driving a Bond car with 007 plate number. Hehe.

Photo taken of car parked at Caltex, Glenmarie.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Ayam Kampung Hassan

Last Saturday, we went to see a designer for my akad nikah dress at Bandar Tun Razak. The night before, when we were asking the family for directions to Bandar Tun Razak, Eddie's dad suggested that we stop by at Hassan's to try the ayam kampung and masakan kampung. So we did. :)

You can tell that Eddie liked the food there. Hehe.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Babush Cuddles

Jennifer bought us some souvenirs from Harbin. And because Harbin is so close to Russia, the souvenirs were Russian. :)

When I told Eddie about the Babushka dolls, he thought I said 'Babush Cuddles' and he was so confused. Hehe! :)

A New Toy!

Eddie bought us a new toy! So fun! :)

Monday, February 21, 2011

The Apartments Next to S31 Sukhumvit

This is the building next to the hotel I stayed at in Bangkok last week, S31 Sukhumvit. Each apartment has its own plunge pool. How cool is that? :)

But then again, I won't want to be paying close to 2 million for a luxury condo to have people from the next building gawking at me while I enjoy my pool. Haha!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Eddie and Shopping

Went shopping with Azmir and Maria yesterday. We bought some material for the men's baju melayu and also material for Maria's bridesmaid dress. Eddie was there too. This was how he felt about the shopping. *rofl*

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Small Luxury Hotels of The World

I stayed at one of the Small Luxury Hotels in Bangkok last week, called S31 Sukhumvit. Since it is a new hotel, the office in Thailand got corporate rate benefits.

We each stayed at the Duplex Suite which was an experience to remember! The room was SO HUGE for one person! Downstairs was the hall and kitchen. Also a toilet. Upstairs was the bedroom and the shower.

The bed was also TOO HUGE for one person! It was definitely bigger than a king size bed. I don't know what size that is. Super king, perhaps?

In the end, I lugged my luggage upstairs and ended up 'living' just upstairs. Hehe.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Valentine's Day 2011

Was in Bangkok on Valentine's this year. The team went for dinner that night. Trond gave the ladies a heart-shaped balloon each, from the restaurant. :)

Friday, February 11, 2011

CNY 2011

I had a good long break during CNY this year. I took 2 days off work, so in total, I had 6 days off. Here are some photos taken over the long break.

We had dinner at Delicious;

 No cars at all on LDP!

 My handsome Eddie posing handsomely with his latte.

 My delicious grilled chicken caesar salad. Yummy!

My delicious red velvet cupcake.

We discovered a beautiful mosque when we went for a tahlil;

Eddie posing funnily in front of the mosque.

We were pretending to be 'tourists' in Turkey or something like that. Haha!

We had CNY dinner with the family;

 Handsome Eddie in red in honour of the celebration. He got a lot of angpows that night. Haha!

 Yummy yee sang waiting to be tossed!

A cousin of mine, Ling Huey, actually wished for no rain when tossing the yee sang. Hehe.

 Huge fish deco at the restaurant. I LOVE fish!

 Crab looking at me. I wonder what he's thinking.

Has anyone ever eaten this? Can somebody tell me how do you eat it and what kinda dishes?

All in all, it was a normal quiet CNY. I was rather surprised to receive quite a lot of angpows. Eddie was even MORE surprised as this was his first time having CNY dinner with my family. But I think it would be his first and his last. Next year, we'll have to start giving angpows. Huhu.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Today I made origami butterflies with Diya. I used pages torn out of Eddie's old Time magazine, Diya used coloured paper.

I'm thinking if I should fold hundreds of origami something for the wedding. I really like the idea of 1,000 flying cranes but I guess it's a very much used idea. I think butterflies would be very nice. Any thoughts? :)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

You Are On The Same Frequency

I know this post is very very late in the new year, we are now entering the second month of the year. But as this is MY BLOG, what I say, goes. :) Plus it's not like I have any readers who are curious to know what my new year's resolutions are. Heh.

This year, I don't have any resolutions per se. But it is more like a list of things to do. This is it (however, this is a non-exhaustive list).
  • Plan the wedding
  • Learn how to use Adobe Illustrator
  • Update blogs
  • Be more patient
  • Be more positive
  • Be happier
  • Be healthier
  • Save more money (after the wedding)
  • Take more photos
  • Be more active - swim, cycle, run, etc
  • Take better care of myself - go for facials, manicures, pedicures, etc
Well, one month has passed and so far;
  • The wedding planning is underway
  • I have already started my AI tutorial lessons and I intend to complete one tutorial every 2 weeks
  • I am updating my blog starting with this post, and I have already started another blog - details to be provided later
  • I listen to Secret: The Power (audio book) whenever I need to recharge
  • I have scheduled for several monthly appointments at the facial place, nail salon, etc and bought myself products
So I'm off to a good start but need to make more effort to be more active and take more photos. Looking forward to a great year ahead!

Monday, January 31, 2011

First Email Posting

Testing testing one two three. This is a test email posting.
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