Saturday, October 30, 2010

A Beesy Day

Tuning up with the radio
Playing with my toys

Buzzing around in the kitchen

Looking for trouble

Trying to flee out

Oh no.. I'm trapped in this house.. kekeke

Friday, October 29, 2010

Time flies

Can you believe it.. it has been almost 1 year! I was searching on google, how to write a 2 week's notice letter. I wasn't realy planning to go back to work. I felt that I wasn't really appreciated for my hard work there, my boss didn't even give me a card when I had my baby, and he asked me to get back to work, 2 weeks after I had him! I just got out from the hospital then, I think it was really inconsiderate. I was really mad then, but then he is a guy and you knw how guys are.

My MIL was encouraging me to do something, take a course or something, or if I am to take a course, I would prefer to go back to work, at least I can make $ and not spend more $. I'm not sure if I should go back and work once a week, or something.. but at the same time I feel unappreciated to be working there, although I do enjoy working...but on the other hand.. I do not get paid much... see how it goes back and forth.. the advantages ..and disadvantages..

I guess I will just have to hand in my resignation.. it's almost 47 weeks already! Time flies. I'll have to start planning for Noah's birthday party soon.. Who's coming?

Happy Halloween..

We had an awesome time at the school's Halloween Party today. Noah was dressed as my little monkey. He looked so cute in the outfit. This is both our first Halloween. Mommy was dressed as Alice in Wonderland, and will be a vampire on Sunday.

We bought lots of candies ( Cadbury chocolate) and Doritos chips, it's my favourite. Hubby said to get the good stuff, in case if we have leftover we will eat it, not to give away crappy stuff like most of other people does. Last year we didn't get as many kids because of the flu. Hopefully this year we get to see more kids around.


Here's and ad from Doritos, it's kinda cool, you can scroll 360 degrees.. how fancy




Thursday, October 28, 2010

Beware of Scams..

Recently, my brother told me that he sold his old stuff, furnitures.. appliances.. etc online. There's a local M'sian forum that's very popular and he posted his unwanted items there, and did managed to sell them. He also told me that there's a lot of people selling Coach bags there, and I checked it out. They are usually stocks directly from the factory in the States, at a reasonable price but I m not sure if they are replica.

Anyway, my brother was trying to sell his stuff... and then he got this email from Katy Perry from UK, asking about the cost to send to her. She sounded interested, and then asked for whatever else that he's got.. and she wanted all the items! And what's strange was, she asked to be sent to Nigeria. It sounds so fishy, and my brother told me it's a scam. They have been doing this kinda thing lately, and then somewhere in between the items will be lost, you don't get paid, and might even have to pay for the lost item.

For those who are selling things online, beware of this kinda situation. I got tempted into buying things online the other day. I bought a pair of angel wings for Noah, hoping it will be here before Halloween, but I don't think it will be in time for it. I also bought devil horn (LED lights) and an ugly mask. I regreted buying them now. I found better deals at the store here, they were 75% off! And those items will not be here for Halloween this year :(

No more buying stuff online.. or even selling..

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

You're all in my Limited Profile list

Due to safety reason, I've recently restrict my FB friends, all to limited profile and only those who message me will be retrieved to my normal friend list. There has been so many cases, in the news.. and in my real life with stalkers. This will be a wise way, and I feel safer because I know who is viewing my profile.

I have a friend who deactivated her Fb, but recently reactivated again. I think by limiting the viewers, it will be better than deactivating it. Why do you wanna deactivate because you have too many friends in your list? Just put them all in your limited profile so they can't bother your real life.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

My Lil' Pumpkin

Grandma bought Noah more clothes.. so we tried it out on our little model. Outfit #1, Christmas Outfit.
Outfit #2, don't know what but look like artist.. or oldman?

Outfit #3, all white for his baptism.
Little froggie hat, grandma made for him.
Finally, here's my lil' pumpkin :)





Friday, October 22, 2010

Shopping.. shopping...

The photo book is finally here! After waiting for 2 whole weeks! I was going to make another one for my in laws' xmas present, but I am thinking twice. It's not too bad, but it takes too long to arrive.
I went shopping this morning. I had to go, baby Gap sent me a 30% off anything in the store voucher, valid today only. ( I went to Esprit 2 days ago because they sent me a $7.50 cash voucher, managed to get a tshirt for hubby for 7.90!) I love free coupons and vouchers, they give me more excuses to go shopping.

I was feeling a little bit down yesterday. Somebody upset me, and my other hand hurts too.. Now I'm feeling a lot better after shopping. I bought all these items at Old Navy, they sent me a coupon 15% off including sales items! It was such a good deal, I can't help but buy these stuff... and guess how much I spent altogether? $23.15!! I couldn't decide which t-shirt I like better so I bought them both.

I love this sweater, it matches my new purple bag. The little devil horn will be for my Halloween, kinda costume. Just dress in black and wear that horn. I bought angel wings for Noah from ebay, hopefully it will arrives before Halloween.. We'll be the perfect macth, a baby Angel with Devil mom.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

My Top 10 Favourite Coach Bags (including 1 wallet )

I love this Madison Maggie 14336. It has so many compartments inside (it's divided into 3 parts, with zipper in the middle). Unfortunately, my mom loves it too, so I had to let it go, well.. I am waiting for the same design in a different colour to be on sale..hopefully soon!
Tonal Patchwork Bleeker Tote #12899. My first ever bag bought at the new outlet here. I was crazy about it at some time.. seems like long time ago. It looks good with jeans, casual.. and kinda hip, don't you think so? I only used it less than 10 times. The disadvantage of the bag is, it's can't be fully closed (zipped). If the bag fell over the things can roll out from the sides. It's still a pretty good bag.

Coach Resort Soft Leather Top Handle #42167. I loved this bag. It's not too big or too small. It's just big enough to put a wallet, a bottle of water and phone/small camera. I used this bag many times during the summer. It look cute and feminine with dresses :)


Heritage Stripe Tote Khaki Coffee #11350. This is my very first Coach bag, bought in Sacramento. I was never a fan of Coach. I was never a bag person. I just bought it because my bag broke and I needed a bag, and I started with this. I bought it at a normal retail store and cost me more than the outlet here. It's worth it, as I've used it many times. It's really practical, especially when I was pregnant, I only wanted to drink chocolate milk or juice, can't wake water. This bag is big enough to fit 2 thermos, and they can be put upright, but even when it spilled, it can be easily washed off. Love it!


Julia Op Art Large Wristlet 43789. I never really like wristlet but this is an exception. This wristlet is large enough it can almost be a small little shoulder bag. I take this to the gym, it's just a nice size to put my gym membership card, a cellphone, car keys and my IDs. It's very practical, yet stylist. Great investment.

Kristin Enbossed Exotic Slim Envelope Wallet #43650. I've been using an ID holder and a coin purse until I met this wallet. My original intention was to match my other bag (below), but I'm loving it more and more. You might think it's easy to get dirty but believe me, it does not. It actually look nicer than the picture.. and the colour is just so, clean. Love it, Love it.. Loving it.

Kristin Leather Hobo #14783. This was first the bag I got for cheap, really cheap. It was in the damaged section, suppose to have markings, but I managed to clean it off. White is hard to maintain, but with the proper leather care, it can be well-kept. It's really a bargain, I was using this as my diaper bag, because it's so convenient, it's large enough to put everything, and I can use it as a sling.

Julia Op Art Swingpack # 44245. When I saw this bag, I knew I had to get it. I've never seen a swingpack bag that has black belts on it. They are usually beige, and I did not like them, as they can get dirty, and looked dirty. I use this bag whenever I do not have to carry my baby with me. It's just a nice size to put my big wallet, a phone and maybe some other small items.

Kristin Leather Satchel # 14782. My great bargain! I've never imagine I can get anything better than this. was only about $90, because of the little dent( scratches) from the handles being pressed onto the leather, leaving markings on it. I managed to wipe it off, and hide the rest with a lovely ribbon. It's a good bag, with 2 compartments can can be zipped and fully closed. For the price, I can never be happier!


Multifunction Tote (Babybag) #F15134. I fell in love with this bag immediately. I wanted to buy it, but it was too expensive. Thanks to my mother-in-law and the lovely salesgirl who found it for me, my dream came true. It comes with the change pad, and it has lots of little compartments inside, so I can organize and put all the baby stuff in each compartments. It's such a lovely colour, not too girlish, yet sweet enough... simply pink.













I hate waiting


I'm waiting. I am waiting for my photobook to arrive in my mailbox. They emailed and informed me that is should be here around 16-22nd, tomorrow should be the last day to wait, what happen if it still doesn't arrives? Do I get my money back?

I hate waiting. I'm waiting for the result of the Zeller's Babyface Contest. I entered Noah, just to try if he can actually win something since everybody told me he is such a doll. It will be good if he can actually win something. Results should be last Wednesday, but well, I'm still waiting.

I'm still waiting. I'm waiting for my Priority Club, "Anywhere Challenge" guess the picture game contest (https://challenge.priorityclub.com/?cm_mmc=DCE-_-PCR-HOTELANYW-20100908-_-CAEN-_-body-cta-1). It was fun, but it's only for US, UK and Canada's resident. Some people got too serious in this game.. It's just nice to take it easy.. I've won several times weeks before, and I haven't got my points yet.. I'm waiting.

I'm waiting for another hour. We go to school everyday, and we usually go to library today, but there's 2 people who wants to join us at the school this morning. I called them at 850 and they said they can't get ready until 10. I guess not everybody can get ready as fast I do. So now I'm waiting.. taking my own sweet time.. waiting .. and waiting .. and waiting.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Dating 2.0 - Create your perfect woman

How funny.. create your own perfect woman? I wish I can create a man too.. not that hubby is not good enough.. Well I guess I don't really need to after all.. I wonder if it will really work.



Welcome to Dating 2.0, the 21st Century way to make a date. We have revolutionised dating, giving you the chance to create your perfect partner... cheekier smile? You've got it. Higher intelligence? You've got it. Come in and explore the amazing options & configure your perfect date today.

I need a vacation, even if it's just a rollercoaster ride..can I?

I need a vacation!! I need one, very badly. We used to go to Canada's wonderland every other week, and Marineland, of course that was before we got him. Now I can't go anywhere. Yes, he is still breastfeeding, and he won't take much food (although he has one tooth coming out). The food has to be really smooth or hhe'll throw it back out. When will I ever get to go for a vacation again? I'm long overdue for one :(



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It's 10 degree Celcius outside and yet I'm melting..

Noah loves playing with our shoes. He got this " I know I am not suppose to do it,but I'm doing it anyway" look when I screamed at him not to do it. How can your heart not melt when you see this charming little lady killer?
I hurt my wrist the other day, from trying to restrain him not to move when I was changing his diaper and holding him to pee in the toilet. He likes to struggle, and he is getting heavier each day and he's pretty strong too. My wrist is hurting more and more, I think I will have to stop using my left hand for a while, hopefully it will get better.
It's really not very easy to handle this mischievous lil' boy. He is always on the move. Lately, he likes to pretend running (crawling) away from mommy or daddy when we pretended to chase him. His silliness always makes mommy forgets about everything else, well how can anyone stay mad at him at all?

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Thanksgiving


We celebrated Thanksgiving 2 weeks ago, a month earlier than the Thanksgiving in USA. Normally my parents-in-law will have turkey dinner (lunch) but they were away with my hubby's brother in the States. I told hubby, we gotta make our own turkey dinner, so we did it. We get turkey dinner 3 times a year for Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

It was the best turkey ever! I never used to like turkey because I had a bad one in Malaysia, just once, and I thought all the turkey taste so ..tasteless! I didn't know why would anybody like anything so.. untasty, roast chicken is simply a lot better.. but it's more like a tradition here I guess. This turkey was really tasty, as good as roast chicken. Hubby decided to spend a little more to buy an expensive one, but I think the money spent is well worth it.



They usually have a lot of side dishes such as coleslaw,mashed potatoes, carrots & onion, stuffing & dressing, and even cranberry jam. We finish it off with pumpkin pie, one my favourite pies ( and I used to dislike pies too). Sorry to post this blog a little late, was so busy, and then I realize I haven't post it yet.. and here it is.. better late then never!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Messy, messy, messy

I asked hubby what's his favourite part of the weekend.. and guess what he said?
"Wifee cleaning the house!"
I hate cleaning the house.. dishes.. or any cleaning at all, but for the sake of my precious little one, I have to do it, frequently. I don't know where the dust came from, they just pile up again and again.. and Noah loves to find every single tiny little thing to put it in his mouth!

I used to be a very messy person. Well, nobody taught me how to be organized, until I met hubby. He was a super tidy person, he believes in 'fengshui'. Have to be decluttered to have good 'chi' around the house, that was what he told me.

I still hate cleaning anything, but I'm doing better at it, with hubby's encouragements, and for my little precious darling's health sake, which is a big motivation for me to keep cleaning up everytime after he mess it up again. I guess little Noah likes to be messy too.. or he just loves to see me cleaning again and again... picking everything after he mess it up.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Noah turns 10!

Noah turned 10 yesterday. It was a busy day. We started our day by going to the baby sale at 8am! They sell gently used(some are new too) baby/kids stuff. It's like a big garage sale in a hall.
I was a little disappointed because I was expecting to see more stuff as it was before in April. It started at 9am but people went as early as 7am! (They still had to wait tho'). It's not like Noah need more toys (he already have 3 rooms full of toys, from his cousins), but mommy just like going shopping.

We got him a lil' aeroplane(bike), a sleigh for the winter (he really likes it, and was crying when I took him out of it), a white dress shirt for his coming baptism next month, a Toronto Maple Leaf jersey (only because they have been winning the games lately), a laptop (because he always wants to play with the computer, now he got his own), flashcards, alphabet mat, 5 bowls and 5 plates... Guess how much I spent for all that? Only $36.50!

We went to the mall later and saw the same sleigh.. a brand new one cost $34.99+13%tax! I guess we got a very good deal. I don't really want to spend too much on kids stuff cos they grow up so fast and they don't really use all the things as much.. so gently used stuff are good enough, and it's just a fraction of the brand new item's price.

Noah was so happy playing with all his new toys ( only educational toys), it was well worth it. Well, happy 10th birthday!

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Friday, October 15, 2010

OMG More Coach Bags?







Right : Coach 14783
KRISTIN LEATHER HOBO Whitechalk




Left: Coach Kristin Satchel
Coach 14782 SV/Violet

I can't resist myself from going back to the store. I know I know... I have way more bags than I should, but if you are in my situation ( provided you love to shop and love bargains) you will do the same.

Guess how much I paid for those bags? They are just about $80-90 each!! What a bargain right! Retailed at $358... $80 is only like 20% of the original price. I got into this temptation of buying cheap "damaged" items ever since I bought the first, white bag(above). It was suppose to have markings on it.. and I managed to wipe it off and it looked brand new! I went back today and got the other one.. suppose to have scratching/markings on it too.. but it's hardly noticeable.. and I saved 80% off the original price!!

They are not really damaged, with broken handles, spoiled zipper or anything big deal.. a scratch or two that I will get sooner or later.. and I saved a bunch because of a tiny little wipe-able marking.. I am so happpppppppppppppppeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee :)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Pretty Icing for cupcakes

I've always wanted to decorate my cake..something fancy and that's also something I never get to do it, because I do not know how. I bought this icing thing 3-4 years ago and just kept it aside. After watching this video, I feel like baking again. Maybe I will try and start practising for Noah's birthday. It look so simple and so pretty.. I wish we have a Tesco here.. but maybe I can try and get somebody to help me.../these videos are so cool. It make me wanna get cooking!



How to decorate fairy cakes
Tesco Real Food give you 4 great techniques for perfect fairy cake icing

Tesco Real Food has everything you need to make the perfect cupcake. With fantastic recipes, great video tips and even the ability to get ingredients delivered to your door, there’s no need to go anywhere else. In this video, Sal Henley shows your four different ways to ice your fairy cakes (or cupcakes, if that’s what you’d prefer to call them!), so you’re all set to get creative with your creations.

How to make perfect crackling

Normally, I like to stroll along the meat department and wonder what I can do with which part of the meat.. I just saw this pieces of pork the other day and was curious how people cook with it.

I'm not a meat eater myself, but I do love pork. And then I saw this recipe by Tesco, it's really cool, easy to make..and most important the skin is so crispy just the way i like it! Now I can try and cook it myself. Will let you know if it taste as good as it looks.


"Tesco Real Food show how tasty crackling can make the ultimate pork roast

Tesco Real Food has over a thousand recipes to provide inspiration whatever the occasion. From simple soups to dazzling desserts, plus cooking tip videos and ideas on healthy eating, there’s everything a cook could need. In this video, Sal Henley shows how to prepare your pork joint to create the perfect pork crackling"

This is funny...



Fact Checkers Unit: Turn Up the Heater with Jon Heder
Jon Heder is shooting a workout video in his home??? Dylan and Russell pay Jon a visit to see if he is really turning up the heat.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

The best buttermilk pancake


I woke up this morning and I told hubby, "I wanna eat pancake". He thought I was going to make my thin pancake, but this is a different pancake I was talking about. It's the BEST Buttermilk Pancake. My mother-in-law made it once and I fell in love with it.

I was going to make it with normal milk, from the recipe but hubby said it has to be buttermilk. He asked can I wait until lunch for the pancake, so we can get the buttermilk, I said no. I really really wanted to eat this pancake for some reason, and no, I am not pregnant.

Anyway, here's the recipe;
1/2 cup (125ml) unsalted butter
2 cups (500ml) buttermilk or 2 cups (500ml) milk with 2 tbsp (30ml) lemon juice
2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup (50 ml) sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
butter for cooking
1. Melt butter in microwave or stove, set aside to cool. Measure out butter milk let stand for 5 mins to thickened. In a large bowl, using a fork, stir flour with sugar,baking powder, baking soda and salt. Make a well in the centre
2. In a medium bowl, whisk eggs with buttermilk, cooled and melted butter and vanilla. Pour into well in flour mixture. Using a wooden spoon stir until just blend. The batter should be lumpy. For fluffy pancakes, mix as little as possible.
3. Lightly coat a large frying pan with butter and set over medium heat. Pour 1/3 cup of batter into pan. Pancake will be about 6 in. wide. Add 1 or 2 more pancakes. Gently press peaches/berries into batter.
4. Cook until bubbles form on the top of each pancake and edges begin to brown, 2-4 mins. Using a wide spatula flip and continue cooking until the bottoms of the pancakes become golden. Don't press of they will become tough.
5.Serve right away or place on a plate and keep it warm in a low temparature oven while cooking remaining pancakes. They are delicious drizzled with maple syrup.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Noah..part 2

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The return of Noah and the doggie, Woofie

Noah, Oct 7

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Noah clapping his hands

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Noah and his pumpkin

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Monday, October 4, 2010

My DREAM Job!!!!



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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Part 2-Fancy Toys or Plain Old Tins?

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Noah loves music.. and guess what he loves more? His fancy colourful musical instrument.. or the pots and pans, and stuff from the kitchen?

There you go.. enjoy the video!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

The Big Fight (Not Suitable for Viewers Under 12)

Hi, I'm Noah, you are about to see a big match between Woofie the doggie.. and me, myself.
(Parental guide is neccessary)







Firstly, attack the head.. Strangle the neck if you could.


Finish him off with a Karate Chop

OK, I won... Time for bed now..

Friday, October 1, 2010

Fancy Toys, or Plain Free Boxes?

The choice is clear, boxes are more fun than toys
A big cheeky face, "I'm going thru' the tunnel"




This is my paradise