Friday, June 28, 2013

Thermos Cooker

Have you heard of a Thermos cooker? Basically how a Thermos cooker work is that you cook something over the stove until it is very hot and then you transfer the whole pot into this Thermos cooker. The pot will be the one that comes with the cooker. And you close it and the food will continue to cook for another 2 hours with the heat that is trapped in it.

So it only uses a 15minutes gas but cooks for the next 2 hours. Of course that also means you must have a lot of time or prepare way ahead of time the food that you want. I saw this promotion in groupon or something and wanted to get one for the boyfriend so that he can cook himself some soup and then cook the rest of his dinner with Thermomix when he is home from work. I know he wouldn't cook soup for himself after work so this may come in handy. Luckily my mum and his mum seems to own one themselves so will have to see who can find their Thermos cooker first. I am not in any way saying that Thermomix is not good enough but it is always good to have another appliance to make his life easier. This one that I am showing above is RM600++. Not exactly cheap for something that can only cook like soup, braised dishes or curry. If it wasn't for the one in groupon that is about RM88, I wouldn't even consider this. But then again, we wouldn't know the quality.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Clouds by Zach Sobiech

I've watched this video maybe a few months earlier, probably just days after he passed away after reading it somewhere. Sorry I've forgotten where =x But it's someone's blog if I'm not mistaken.

I like the song cause it's very catchy but if you actually watch his documentary and then listen to the song, it brings you to tears. Brought me to tears every single time. Cause it's him, telling people he loved, people around him that he is leaving and will never be back.


I've always heard people say things like there are other people who are more unfortunate, like babies died when they were born, or small children dying. But does that make his death a little less heartbreaking? Does his death mean a little lesser just because others are more unfortunate. Life and death is a natural process but it still makes people sad.
Clouds by Zach Sobiech
Well I fell down, down, down
Into this dark and lonely hole
There was no one there to care about me anymore
And I needed a way to climb and grab a hold of the edge
You were sitting there holding a rope

And we'll go up, up, up
But I'll fly a little higher
We'll go up in the clouds because the view is a little nicer
Up here my dear
It won't be long now, it won't be long now

When I get back on land
Well I'll never get my chance
Be ready to live and it'll be ripped right out of my hands
Maybe someday we'll take a little ride
We'll go up, up, up and everything will be just fine

And we'll go up, up, up
But I'll fly a little higher

We'll go up in the clouds because the view is a little nicer
Up here my dear

It won't be long now, it won't be long now
If only I had a little bit more time
If only I had a little bit more time with you

We could go up, up, up
And take that little ride
And sit there holding hands
And everything would be just right
And maybe someday I'll see you again
We'll float up in the clouds and we'll never see the end

And we'll go up, up, up
But I'll fly a little higher
We'll go up in the clouds because the view is a little nicer
Up here my dear
It won't be long now, Γ―t won't be long now


Breaks my heart to see his parents crying. =(
The Documentary.

 More videos if you are interested

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Mugshot

The boyfriend and I went to The Mugshot few Fridays ago. Like FINALLY. We've been wanting to go but didn't manage to. Glad we went there cause I super love the bagels. Some love it, some don't. Oh well, I've tasted a horrible bagel before so I like the one I tried at Mugshot.

 Love the vintage-y deco of the whole place. Creates a cozy environment to dine in. I was sitting right beside the display so the yogurt were tempting me. Will go back for that!

Look at the brick oven. Super cool right???


 Black tea for the boyfriend

 Salmon with Cream Cheese Bagel for me!!!

 While the boyfriend had Ham Bagel and Black Coffee.

 Then we went to take some "compulsory" pictures at the booth. I forced the boyfriend to write Road Rage cause he is a mad driver =P


 Look at the face!!!
 He wanted me to write unreasonable cause I can be rather unreasonable with him. But I made him write indecisive instead. Teehee.



The Mugshot Cafe
302 Chulia Street
10200 Penang
Tel:012 4056276
Business Hours:8am – 9pm

Go and grab your bagel today!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Credit Card sir?

Was reading Timothy Tiah's blog about this credit card prank that Audrey enjoys pulling on him. The boyfriend was behind me, watching The Wizard of Oz. I turned to him and looked at him. He knew I was up to no good. I read the blog post to him. And then come the million dollar question.

"Credit Card sir?"
"Don't be crazy, you are always out to pull pranks on me"
"What pranks?"
"You are always looking for chances to tickle me on my armpit. Each time I lift my hands up, you will attack. Or you will trick me to lift them up and attack."
"But they are always calling out to me, asking me to go to them. *wave hands above head* Come, Ping Ping, come."
"Nonsense."
*stare at his armpit* *attack*
"See, they are calling."

I don't do the credit card prank but I do always find EVERY available opportunity to tickle the boyfriend cause he is super ticklish like that.

Monday, June 24, 2013

It's attacking us now

Was just few days ago when we were in our Whatapps chatroom, asking Jen Jen to come back as Singapore was hit with terrible haze. T_T Instead of Jen Jen come back, haze came. in 2006, my second blogpost was this.

As I am working from home, I have no air-cond and the smog is torturing me even when I close my curtains. I couldn't close the window else there'll be no ventilation although with this haze, it's better to have no ventilation. It's very stuffy and hot in the room. I cannot go out for fresh air. It just sucks, real bad.

I still have to do my work, go around and get stuff done. But will be getting masks. I don't care who are the one burning down forests in Indonesia, even if they are Malaysians. Just do something about it! Don't let them get away. It's not fair to punish those who did nothing just because their inconsiderate countrymen are at wrong. So don't have to report that it's Malaysian company who is burning down the forest. Just stop them. No one is saying Indonesians are doing it. More like WHY DON'T YOU ALL TAKE ANY ACTION?

Hate this weather. We get it EVERY SINGLE YEAR ok? So please, we have the right to rant. So what if you give us fresh air all year long (as though they are the one who give fresh air la. Only their country got trees and forest is it?), it doesn't mean it is OKAY to give us bad haze once in a while. You don't OWN the air.

Air Purifier will be one of the essentials when I get my own place.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Recipe?

If you don't know by now, I now only cook with Thermomix. In fact it has been a while since I last touch the knob on the stove. And it has been a while since I last had to stand for at least an hour to cook lunch or dinner. And if you don't know how it looks like. It's the super canggih machine below. I am one of the consultant now so you can ask me for details or for a free demo. Just email me at pinkyblue88[at]gmail[dot]com.

I make my own snacks too
So healthy eating is taken care of. And we spend so much lesser on food as we eat in most of the time. We only go out for meals occasionally but having to pay RM3-5 per person for a meal hurts. And those are just coffee shop stuff. If we opt for restaurants, we would probably spend a month's worth of the money we use if we eat in.

These are the normal stuff that I cook daily. I managed to get some fresh prawns and fish fillet from home (sponsored by the mother). We cooked lesser as we had lunch outside with my mother. It was so easy to cook with Thermomix as we just throw the things in, set timer and off we go to online or in my case, watch my PLL. I am waiting for episode 2.

I posted a picture and someone (who is also using Thermomix) is asking for recipe for my humble humble dish over here. /shy I will work it out and share. It's really what we eat daily. Try to spice things up a little for the boyfriend but he is having bad tummy these few days (since Sunday) so we try to go light on everything we eat. The assam prawns was without oil. I didn't put any oil in it cause that's how we both like it.

I will work out the recipe and then share it here and on my facebook page. Do 'LIKE' us in our page. www.facebook.com/CookWithThermomix

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Data Entry

is so boring and siens. And I have about...600 entries to do!!! And I've yet to even finish ONE! I don't like data entry. Please remind me that! Especially when I am doing it in Excel file. Been trying to open my eyes big and do it but I keep getting distracted to do other things. T_T

Need to make sure I get at least 10 done before lunch! RAWRRRR

Support

Sometimes I wish I get a little more support.
Sometimes I wish I get a little more approval of what I do.
Sometimes I wish people don't criticize or put me down ever so often.
And most of that sometimes, I wish they are not people who matters a lot to me.
Yet most of that sometimes, it has to be people closest to me.
Who can I turn to?
I can turn to God, but who in human flesh can I turn to?

Maybe at times like these, the only one reliable is God.
Cause he is ever ready to console, to comfort, to build me up and to give me that extra little push forward when everyone else I pulling me back.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Room that matters

The boyfriend and I talk a lot about our future like how we want our wedding to be like, how much money will we need for that to ever happen, where we want to stay, how many rooms do we need and how much will that be. And then we try to imagine how we are ever gonna save up that much before I became too old (note: I am a year older than the boyfriend but we sometimes make it seems like I am 10years older).

So for him, it has always been the room and the living room. He needs a place to fall back and relax when he comes back from work (in future) and his pick of the rooms that matter will be either the room or the living room.

I, on the other hand, covet the beautiful and big kitchens that I've seen on Pinterest, television and now Tammy's after reading her blog. Knowing that our budget will not allow for that to happen (at least in the next few years), I am not too greedy. I may not get as big a kitchen as those I coveted but I am willing to take a small one and make it werk.

I typed wrongly and typed kithen instead of kitchen in Pinterest and got quite some interesting finds. =P There are clumsy people out there.

Anyways, I have always dreamt of a kitchen with huge oven, lots of working top for me to chop and do other tv-shows-chef-like stunt and also lots of storage space. Trust me, to have lots of working top, you need lots of storage space. And I also covet for a pantry. I need a pantry! Cause it's so cool to know that you can prepare enough food for the next few weeks should there be a need for it or that you can whipped up good stuff for unexpected guests! (I know, too much cooking shows)







These two may not have a lot of storage space but I think these will work in small apartments' space in Penang right? In fact the few that I have below are workable for Penang houses/apartments too except maybe I have to make some stairs to reach the storage in the picture below and think of how to keep the lizards away.

This blogpost will remind me of my dream for my kitchen once I get a house. And then maybe I can compare what I have and what I have been wanting to have. And I truly believe that God will give me my dream kitchen and dream house when the time is right. I don't mind much about rooms, but I must have a beautiful kitchen. And a small nook for me to read and do my personal stuff.

And the boyfriend has promised me that. =P
 

Friday, June 14, 2013

The Boy's Birthday

This year for the boyfriend's birthday, we had a meal at Morganfield's again cause my boy loves his rib more than anything else. We had it here last year too. Anyways, this year we had it with the whole family.

My mumsie and our Datin grandma. She wasn't stoked about this cause she wants her good ol' hawker food

Second sis, me and eldest sis


The boy and I



Eldest Sis and Mum

I was wearing a dress from random boutique in Penang.

The 3 generation's ladies.






 Sorry for too many shots of me cause the boyfriend is not a big fan of being photographed while I love to be photographed when I dress up. =P We are perfect match I tell you! Even my trip in Bali, almost 95% of the pictures are of me or the scenery. Only 5% of him. But he is the one who can make all the funny poses.

No pictures of food cause we whack them all before I took any pictures. HOWEVER, there's a good news.

If you spend a minimum of RM300 in a single receipt the day before your birthday, or on the day of your birthday or the day after, you will get a whole year supply of half rib. You will get half a rib once every month for the next 12 months. The boyfriend got it. I like the food there for the price and the quality and quantity of food. ^^

Now that I begin to try to blog on what we have done, maybe for once we will remember what we did for Valentines or birthdays or anniversary. It's better not to remember though. =P Then we will be easily impressed and pleased.



Thursday, June 13, 2013

Cover Hunting

I just bought 4 covers for my S3 few weeks ago and now I have to hunt for the covers for S4 quick.

The boyfriend is asking me, "Why do you need so many covers?"

It's like asking me why do I need so many clothes! If I can have more than one dress, my phone can have more than one cover okay?

So now I am in the process of looking for THE COVER (I am very fussy so it takes time, lots of time). Once I found it, I have to start persuading the boyfriend to sponsor them. ^^

Right now, I love these!!! Pretty right? Just need to find them for S4. I will not give up! =P




Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Blessing in the Mail from Lazada

I said that I was blessed unexpectedly yesterday. I dare not post them in Facebook or my blog because I am a little skeptical about the whole thing (note: Not of Lazada but online scams). All because of my friends and family who asked me "Are you sure? Do not kena tipu okay?" the very moment I share my joy with them.

Now that the blessing as arrived and I have held it with my own hands, I can finally share about it. A few weeks ago, my friends and I decided to get a Instax camera for a friend's birthday. So I was in charge of the present and I almost asked another friend to buy it elsewhere as Lazada was out of that very Panda Instax Camera that we wanted to buy.

 
Click link here.
My friend was going to buy it after work that day when I received an email from Lazada about a free RM10 voucher. I decided to check Lazada out again. To my surprise, the Panda Instax was back in stock at RM199. We were going to buy from a shop at RM259 without films. So I told my friend that I will buy from Lazada instead as I can get another 40pcs of film at RM80. With my RM10 voucher, I can get everything (camera and film) at RM269, just RM10 extra. Super worth it. And I get to claim my BCard points. Double score.

The next day, I received the camera already. Talk about being efficient. I ordered it after lunch so I am very impressed. We gave it to the birthday girl that very night (8days earlier than her birthday) and we made her a very happy girl.

Then yesterday at about 3pm, I received a phone call from a KL number. I thought it is work related. But when I picked up, she said she is from Lazada and told me "Congratulation, You've won the Giveaway Extravangaza contest! As a BCard member, you have won a Samsung Galaxy S4. I have emailed you, please check your email and confirm your address and contact number and then revert the email to us." I was shocked. Me? Win a phone? S4 some more, are you kidding me?

I jumped up, squealed, much to the boyfriend's (who was sleeping) annoyance. When I told him, he got very excited for me too. I told a few friends and my family but was a bit skeptical (not of Lazada but of online scam). Today I stayed home to wait for my parcel and true enough it arrived! Super duper efficient, even when they are just giving away prizes! Mind you I replied her and got everything confirmed at about 3+ to 4pm. And today, at 12+, I got my S4 in white already.


I am still very happy and amazed by God's blessing. I could have just bought the Panda instax from the store outside. And I could have skipped keying in my BCard number but He has prepared everything for me and guided me to getting it. Mad love online shopping!!! I am very blessed and very grateful for the new phone. My current S3 will be given to my sis.

Go and buy something from Lazada and stand a chance to win great prizes from their Giveaway Extravaganza. It is on until 20th June. Still not too late. Get your things at lower price and efficient delivery. All you have to do is spend a minimum of RM50 and subscribe to their newsletter! You may also win a Mazda 2!

I will blog about my S4 after I actually done exploring it. Thank You God and thank you Lazada!

Updates
 Apparently I am the first winner, there are 4 more up for grabs. First time buying from Lazada, first time winning something this expensive and I am the first winner. Not bad. =P

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Unexpected Blessing

I was taking a nap just now and I got a call!

An unexpected one. And I woke a grumpy boyfriend up with my high pitched shouting after I hung up.

Will blog about it as soon as I can physically feel it.

Thank God for this blessing. It was unexpected and He really caught me by surprise.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Totally called for

The show "Pretty Little Liars" got me questioning the producer's plots ALL the time. I cannot understand how these people can do what they do.

1. How can you just leave your car unlocked, in a dark place, with your windows down?
Isn't it super unsafe and totally called for when bad things happen? I mean LOCK YOUR DOOR AND WIND UP YOUR WINDOWS LA. Crazy ar? The girls can just walk off with their windows down and then expect to come back and not have some killer hiding in the passenger's seat?

2. How can you leave your car unlocked, in a dark place, with your windows down, and your handbags on your seats?
And you get shock when someone insert a paper into your bag. And it's not like you are not aware of strange things happening around you. Can be more careful or not?

3. How can you leave your car unlocked, in the woods, with your windows down and GO FOR A WALK?!
Just drive your car OUT and take a walk in a proper park or something! Geez..these people either are very brave or don't really use much you-know-what.

4. How can you still go to dark creepy places alone after so many people died?
And you get angry when your parents don't let you. This whole show is driving me crazyyyy..but I like to see the girls.

I even paused the show to write this okay? I'm gonna continue watching now.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

In-between

I believe the worst place to be at is in between. Whether it is in between two friends who do not agree with one another, in between two people in the cinema/any seat for that matter. It is extremely uncomfortable.

For me, my in-between is in-between a graduate, and a job. I have graduated in April and then I accepted some part time jobs as research assistant. Now that one is more or less over, the other salary is not enough to sustain me. So I am looking for a job whenever I have the time. I would love to get a permanent job for more stable income.

So here I am, browsing through websites, looking for suitable job. Not easy. But I will get there. I know I will. ^^