Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Scary Pranks

Hey everyone,

What would you do if you were in this situation?



XOXO :P

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Once in a Life Time Event

Hey everyone,

I got hitched this year. I am married to a wonderful guy who accepts me the way I am. There's no doubt about it. No, this entry will not be about him and make you feel sick reading it. I would like to provide what were the services I hired for my wedding and my views on their services.

1) Wedding Invitation
I simply loved the wedding invitation and we got it at a very reasonable price for only RM.080 per card. It was from Kajang Wedding Card and we had no problem with their service. We also decided to add on a ribbon to enhance the wedding invitation.

2) 'Dulang Hantaran' and 'Pelamin' for Solemnization
Both were from Nurul Arbee Creation (you may contact her via Facebook). Her service were superb at reasonable price. A dulang with fresh flowers will only cost you RM55. However, I believe she has raised her price to RM75 now. 

We also took her service to design our 'pelamin' for our solemnization which was held at Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan KL. For me, it was simple yet elegant for a price for only RM800. I totally loved it. 

3) Solemnization Dress
I bought the material (lace which I'm currently crazy about) at Jakel. It's quite expensive I would say, 4 metres would be about RM2k. Some may be more expensive depending on the material. I heard that you can get cheaper price if you buy the material in Bandung but I'm too sure about the quality.

I sent the material for stitching at Busana Cinta Boutique in Pertama Complex. Designed by me and the designer (Eilla) stitched it exactly as I wanted with good quality. Price is about RM400 depending on the beading on the material. The more beading, more expensive it will be. For a designer who does work with celebrities (Erra Fazira, Elly Mazlein, etc.), her pricing is not as ridiculous as others are. At least that's what I reckon.

4) Venue for Wedding Dinner
Our Wedding Dinner was held at Restoran Seri Melayu, Jalan Conlay, KL. The place was nice, complete with a stage to design your 'pelamin'. The price was reasonable too. RM60 per head and the food was delicious (that's what my friends and family told me).

However, what's a wedding without hiccups right? The restaurant's management was awful as our salesperson was so inefficient. She promised us everything but in the end did not walk her talk. Let me just give you one example, she told us that we could have the restaurant the whole day for rehearsal and to set up the stage as well as decorating the restaurant. Suddenly, there was another wedding in the afternoon and we could only use the venue by 4.00 pm. Screw the rehearsal but my 'pelamin' will take 5 hours to set up. Hence, the timing was inadequate. Lucky they manage to pull it off as the stage was done by 8 pm. The wedding dinner started at 8.30 pm.

5) 'Pelamin' for Wedding Dinner
I do love my 'pelamin'. It was by Ann Maqnifique and she created a new design simply for our wedding. However, all that time we were only looking at a sketch and we could only see the real design during the wedding dinner itself. Simply 'gamble' I would say.

Her service was ok, but you have to bare that she's a bit hard to be contacted and you have to make and effort to be kept posted with her progress. Meaning, you have to actually call and meet her yourself not vice versa. Price was ok. It was roughly around RM7k for the 'pelamin', flower arch and high main table decor.

6) Wedding Dress
My wedding dresses were designed and tailored by NFlair Boutique at Plaza Alam Sentral Shah Alam. The design were based on my ideas. I love the stitching as it fitted nicely on me. However, I do feel that the beading should be more but that's only my opinion. Sadly, the designer didn't want to do it. I was a bit upset for a while. Nevertheless, my friends said the beading was adequate and the dress was pretty. Well, different people have different opinion right. I cant' tell you how much it cost as the price will vary, depends on your negotiating skill and design. For me, the price was quite reasonable. (*you can see my other wedding dress at the picture below)  

7) Make Up Artist
I had 2 different MUA for my wedding dinner and wedding reception. My wedding dinner make up was done by Ian Sham which I simply loved and it was airbrush make up. The make up was natural and light plus it didn't change how I look. Hair do design was based on my request. Her price is RM800 per session.
Another make up for my wedding reception was by Zamrimatouch Inspired. I didn't quite like the make up as my foundation was so thick and it cracked after a few hours. However, the make up looked simply nice in pictures (I think it's more appropriate for a photo shoot make up and not for wedding). Please don't be fooled by the picture, unless you yourself like thick make up. His price is RM500 per session.

I hope my entry will assist you in creating a perfect memorable moment on your big day. Mine was simply perfect despite the hiccups. Do leave comments if you would like to request for their contact number.

XOXO :P

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Genius!

Hey everyone,

Recently I learned that the best way to attract the customers is by creating something easy and can make them lazy (meaning they don't have to put much effort on it). Watch the video below, TESCO South Korea (changed to Home Plus) has created a new shopping system which I reckon is genius!



XOXO :P

Monday, October 29, 2012

Wedding Gift - Honeymoon in Cameron Highlands

Hey everyone,

This entry is to express my deepest appreciation to my hubby's aunt who was kind enough to give us a honeymoon trip to Cameron Highlands as our wedding gift. It was a 3 day and 2 night stay at Rossa Passadena Hotel and also tour guide around Cameron Highlands.
Once we arrived, we were served a candle light dinner by the hotel.
Not to forget a bouquet of flowers at the end of the dinner.
The hotel also gave us some welcoming dessert at our room.
The next day, we were brought for a sightseeing by a tourist guide (it's in the package as well). As usual, we went to the must see places there which are Boh Tea Plantation (I wouldn't recommend you to go there due to the traffic), Strawberry Farm, Rose Farm and Butterfly Farm.

I bought a few trees to plant at our so-called garden (it's just a yard for the moment), pine, chili and lavender trees. I hope it grows well and if it does, I'll upload it here.

XOXO :P.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Honeymoon in Hong Kong & Macau, Sept. 2012

 Hey everyone,

Yes, I recently got married and for honeymoon, we went to Hong Kong and Macau.

We stayed at Bridal Tea House Hotel at Anchor Street, Tai Kok Tsui, Kowloon. It's about 10 minutes of walk from the Mong Kok MTR. Check the rates here http://www.hkchhotel.com/hk-budget-hotel.php

Train guide from Airport to Mong Kok MTR : 
Take the Airport line - get down at Tsing Yi and take Tung Chung line - from Tsing Yi get down at Lai King and take Tsuen Wan line - from Lai King get down at Mong Kok and walk for 10 minutes to Anchor Street, Tai Kok Tsui. Ask around if you can't find the hotel.

In Hong Kong, we travelled by the MTR. Your most essential tool here is the MTR map. You may get a copy at the airport.
The Peak was our first spot. We stopped at Central MTR and walked to the Peak Tram. Easy, just follow the signs.
At the Peak, we went to Madame Tussaud
Also not to forget, Hard Rock Cafe @ the Peak 
Then, we went down and walked to the Hard Rock Cafe Hong Kong @ Lan Kwai Fong. It's easy, just follows the sign to Lan Kwai Fong. Easier if you have the map. You can get a copy at the HRC @ the Peak.
Craving for halal food? Don't worry, just stop at Wan Chai MTR and walk pass through the Times Square (You can also do a little bit of shopping if you want to). Masjid Ammar @ Oi Kwan Road is behind the Charter House Hotel. If you are lost, just use the wifi at Times Square and try to find it using your Google Map on your phone. Have a good halal food at the canteen. 

Check here for list of mosques in Hong Kong http://www.iuhk.org/Eng/E_mosque.htm. 
At night, we went to the Avenue of Stars @ Tsim Tsa Shui MTR.
There, we watched the Symphony of Lights. It is staged every night at 8 pm. Unfortunately, it was raining half way (you are advised to bring umbrella everywhere you go in Hong Kong).
The next day, we went to Macau by ferry from Sheung Wan MTR. The journey took us about 1 hour. Price is around HKD130-150.
Every hotels in Macau has free shuttle bus from the ferry terminal. Feel free to ride.
The shopping complex @ The Venetian. To reach here just take the Venetian shuttle bus from the ferry terminal.
Not to forget, Hard Rock Cafe Macau. It's just behind the Venetian. Just walk for about 10 minutes to reach there.
At night on our way back, we dropped by at the Ladies' Market @ Mong Kok MTR for a little bit of souvenir shopping.
Next day we checked out and went to the Disneyland Resort @ Disney Resort MTR. You can buy the tickets online here http://park.hongkongdisneyland.com/hkdl/en_US/ticketsAndReservations/overview?name=TicketsAndReservationsPage and please don't forget to bring your credit card when you are collecting your ticket.
Us with Mickey and Minnie Mouse.
The cute Disney MTR.
The halal restaurant in Disneyland Hong Kong, Tahitian Terrace
I recommend you to stay a night at the Disneyland Resort so you won't be rushing to go back and you may be able to watch the fireworks show at 7pm. We stayed at the Hollywood Hotel. Check the rates here http://park.hongkongdisneyland.com/hkdl/en_US/ticketsAndReservations/reservations?name=ReservationsPage.
On our last day before we head back home, we went to the Citygate Outlets @ Tung Chung MTR. It's the Hong Kong version of Johor Premium Outlets.


I hope my entry will be useful to those planning to go to Hong Kong. I enjoyed my trip and looking forward to my second honeymoon end of this year.

XOXO :P




Friday, October 5, 2012

Funny Comments

Hey everyone,

Funny comments on YouTube....



XOXO :P

Friday, September 28, 2012

Miss Korea 2012

 Hey everyone,

I have to admit, for me, Miss Korea 2012, Kim Yumi, is indeed a very beautiful lady. However, as you may know, she must have undergone a plastic surgery to make such a beautiful face. I really respect the plastic surgeon who had done a tremendous work and for course to Kim Yumi herself as she actually admits that the accusation is true. Unlike other fake idols who do not admit and claimed it's natural beauty although it is so obvious that it's fake.

Her before look:

Her after nip & tuck look:


XOXO :P

Monday, August 6, 2012

How to Make French Macaroons

 Hey everyone,

Last week I went for a French macaroon cooking class. Well you know I kind of like eating macaroons although I feel guilty because of the calories. Making French macaroons is so easy and you should try too.

Ingredients:

100g Egg white (with a generous pinch of salt) - room temperature
  50g Sugar
120g Ground Almond (you may add 3/4 table spoon of cocoa powder) & 200g Icing sugar (sift together)
2 drops of colouring (you may use Ameri Colour)

Preheat the oven to 140 c (depending on your oven)

Whisk the egg white until it becomes fluffy and foamy (to make the meringue) *you may use the machine if you want to. Then continue whisking it and slowly add in the sugar and keep whisking until it becomes thick. 

 Later, add on the colouring and sift the meringue with the ground almond mixture.

Now it's almost done. Transfer the meringue in the pastry bag and pipe round shapes on the tray (make sure you line it with a parchment paper first). You may add decorations like sesame or poppy seeds.

Wait for about 30 minutes under the aircond only then bake them in the oven for about 20 minutes with a temperature of 120 c (depends on the type of oven you are using so make sure you keep an eye on them).

Whilst you are waiting, you may prepare the filling. There are a few types you can make according to your preference:
1) Cream cheese with raspberry or lemon or strawberry (which ever flavour you like)
2) Chocolate with whipping cream (melt them together and put it in the fridge for about 1-2 hours).

* filling is up to your creativity.

Put the filling in the pastry bag.

When baking is done, let them cool off for about 2 minutes.

Yeay it's already the final stage! Put the filling in the middle and sandwich the 2 same size macaroons.

Please don't forget to put the macaroons in the fridge as they can't withstand the humidity.

XOXO :P

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Enormous Macaroon

Hey everyone,

It's been a while since I wrote an entry. Perhaps because nothing interesting has been happening lately.

Well I would not dare to say that I love macaroons looking at how much calories it carries (I'm on a so-called consistently on diet you know). Nevertheless, you should try the enormous macaroons from Delectable. You can find one of the outlets in Pavilion, KL.




XOXO

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Clean Your Make Up Before Sleeping

Hey everyone,

I've always had problem in removing my make up especially my waterproof mascara and eyeliner. I've tried almost everything but it will either irritate my eyes or it just doesn't work.

A friend of mine told me that Shu Uemura's cleansing oil is a very good make up remover. Hence, with curiousity as always, I bought it. Guess what, it's like a miracle! Just pump 3 times and massage the cleanser for a couple of minutes on your face, especially around the eye area, with a little bit of water and voila! The make up is 99.9% gone! What makes it the best is that it will not irritate your eyes but perhaps will make your eyes a little bit blurry. Well I usually go to sleep straight away so it's not a problem for me.


It has a few types that will suit your skin condition. 150ml will cost you RM110 and for me I reckon it's totally worth it. Try it and you'll know!

XOXO

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Holiday in Seoul, Republic of Korea, Feb 2012

Hey everybody,

This post has been due for a month. I don't know what happened to me...I just couldn't find the time to write an entry. Is this a sign for me wanting to stop blogging? Ermmm perhaps....

Anyway, my family and I went for a holiday in Seoul, Republic of Korea last month. It was extremely cold and the weather was -14 degree Celsius! I was freezing and didn't feel like going anywhere, but eventually of course we did.

We stayed at Golden Pond Guest House. We took a bus (No. 6011) from Incheon Airport and got down at Sunkyunkwan University. From there it was only a 2-minute walk. The guest house is 5 minutes away from Hyehwa Station (subway). Price was about 20,000 won per night (it would be cheaper if you are sharing). There are also a lot of shops near the guest house, hence, you  may shop in between your trips. Surf www.goldenpond.co.kr for more information.

Places that we went:
Tourist Information Centre
Lotte World : Indoor Theme Park (30 minutes by subway from the guest house. Get off at Jamsil Station). Entrance ticket is KRW25,000 for adult.
Lotte World Duty Free Shop
Namiseom Island : It was a bit further from the city. We took the subway and a train and from the station we took a taxi to the ferry port. Entrance ticket is KRW10,000.

How to get there:

Take a train to Gapyeong Station and take a taxi to Namiseom parking lot. (Travel time: 10-15min). Then, take the ferry from Namiseom Dock to Namiseom Island. (Travel time: 5-6 min)

OR

Shuttle Bus (From Seoul to Namiseom Island)
* Bus Stop
1) Insa-dong (Jonggak Station, Subway Line 1, Exit 3): Next to Tapgol Park
2) Jamsil Station (Subway Line 2, Exit 4): In front of Lotte Mart

Gyeongbokgung Palace : 15 minutes by subway (Get off at Gyeongbokgung Palace Station or Gwanghamun Station.) Entrance ticket is KRW10,000.
Seoul N Tower : 10 minutes by subway. To reach the cable car boarding place, walk for about 10~15 minutes following the street of the right side of the Pacific Hotel, after coming out of the exit 3 of Myeong-dong Station. 
Teddy Bear Museum @ Seoul N Tower. Entrance ticket is KRW8,000.

On the 3rd day...it snowed!

Of course we also did some shopping at a few places such as Dongdaemun (1 stop), Myeongdong (8 min) and Namdaemun (15 min) market. All made in Korea. Prices are quite reasonable and cheaper compared to Tokyo.

Please don't forget to try the Korean cuisines such as fried potato, tteobokki and also what's Korea without kimchi. You can find a lot of halal restaurants at Itaewon (25 min by subway).

For more info, please log on to http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/1001_About%20Korea.jsp.

p/s: More photos in my FB. We didn't get to go to Everland as it was freezing.

XOXO :P