Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Starting Scrapbooking

I have been eyeing scrapbooks lately, but honestly i have not found the right time to start doing it.Plus the materials for the project is quite expensive, because most of it are imported from overseas. For hardcores, there are a few techniques to master, but personally i think its only a matter of creativity.

I have found a few websites regarding this hobby, which of course related to Malaysia. I also found a few online shops selling the materials.You can find it in my Craft Connections links on the right hand side of this blog.

A few weeks ago, i was out with my girlfriend Mira to search for her guestbook materials. It ended up not her buying, but me. We went to Czip Lee Plus in Jalan Telawi,Bangsar to look at the products from Smida Paper (a Malaysian online shop for crafts). Because i was so in love with the cute stickers and whatnots, i bought myself a set of Wedding Stickers for my own wedding scrapbook ;) It costs me RM15.90 for a set.Huhu.

After that, we went to Midvalley, again, i bought myself two pieces of cute papers from Moof (also Malaysian).Moof has not yet produced scrapbooking materials, but they are more to card making. I hope they can start producing malaysian made scrapbook materials, so that we do not have to burn holes in our pockets anymore.

After giving a thought, i think for the mo' i can improvise the materials for my wedding scrapbook. There are a lot of leftover ribbons, embellishments,etc from my wedding preparation last time, so i think i can make use of it.

I hope this project completes, eventhough it may take a while :)

If you are interested in scrapbooking too, don't forget to browse to the sites i linked ok? Seriously, it will make you jumping to start making your own!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Lunch Potluck : Crispy Roast Potatoes

We had a lunch potluck at office today,so for my pot, i made some crispy roast potatoes. It was my first time doing it, and it turned out so easy and yummy! (puji diri sendiri :P) Serve when hot to enjoy the crispiness.

Recipe was taken here from

Ramadhan is coming tomorrow, so i would like to take this opportunity to wish all readers a very Happy Ramadhan. I apologize for any wrongdoings if i made any.

It is my first time fasting with hubby, which i believe is the same case like some of my readers :) I look forward to cracking my head for buka puasa and sahur :P

Let us make the best out of this holy month, with more remembrance to the Maker and improving ourselves to a better Muslim.

Happy Ramadhan everyone!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Looking for Gamelan music for your wedding?

Here is a suggestion...


Hubby found this Gamelan group when he was scouting around for our reception entertainment.I do not wish to disclose the rates here, but if you are interested you can contact them via these details:

En Zulkefli Ibrahim

They are having promotions now. So hurry! :)

Monday, August 10, 2009

Saturday Cooks: First BBQ Night

This was our first attempt at BBQing. I managed to persuade hubby to have it last Saturday. At first i was planning to have around 30 guests, but after considering the last minute planning, i decided just to invite closer friends only. Which, end up only few of us (6 person to be exact).

Because it was our first time, the BBQ grill is the first purchase too. Bought it in Carrefour for RM35, and it was quite easy to use. Only that it is of a small size, but enough for a meal of 6 person.

I was impressed with hubby's skill at handling the flames too. Maybe that is a skill gained from being a mountain climber & camper "tegar" back then in UTP. Hehe.

Menu of the evening :

  • BBQ chicken, prawn kebab and squid. Sorry dears, no piccas for the kebab and squid. Too busy, i forgot to snap it.

  • Garlic Bread with homemade garlic butter. Here is a sharing for the garlic butter recipe. I got this from a TV show, few years ago. Never failed me ;)
    • Fresh lemon juice
    • Butter (butter peeps,not margarine!)
    • Fresh parsley - chopped finely
    • Garlic - blend
    • Mix all ingredients together. Of course, portion of each ingredients depends on your preference, and your serving pax.
    • Smack it on baguettes or any bread. Toast 'em!

  • Green Salad with homemade Honey Lemon dressing (this was not really "laku", because most of my guests are not a vege eater.Heheh). No pics too...huhu..Recipe for honey lemon dressing, can be found in Jamie

  • For dessert, Bread Pudding with Choc Sauce, and some fresh pineapples.Bread pudding recipe was grabbed from the Internet too ;)

I bought some fresh strawberries from Carrefour too, therefore we had Choc Dipped Strawberries from the choc sauce leftover,on Sunday.Sexy food :P

I have a feeling that we will be doing this again someday, so now maybe its time for me to hint to hubby to get a better BBQ grill.Hehehe.....

Friday, August 7, 2009

Birdcage Veils Anyone?

Yes,its called birdcage veils. I just came to know that today.But, i was in love with this veil long before.

Never found it being worn in Malaysian weddings yet (maybe i havent came across it), but i think it is beautiful to try.

Image sourced from here

If you are having a modern theme for your reception, maybe you can explore on having this kind of veil. Or if you are bold enough, you can even wear it with a traditional-contemporary dress that most brides prefer nowadays.The most important thing is, discuss your preference with your tailor/wedding dress consultant thoroughly.

I have not found any of these on sale in Malaysian market. Anyone knows?

Alternatively, go for DIY. I found one here in Once Wed. If you are really into this veils, you should give it a try! I think you can find the veil material from a fabric store.

Good luck! :)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

The most adorable wedding so far.

I am so in ♥ with this wedding concept.

So very adorable!

I am speechless.

See it here in Snippet and Ink.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Saturday Cooks : Grilled Chicken Chop with Vege & Avocado Dessert

As mentioned in the previous post, here are the results of my grilling day last Saturday.

Honestly this is the first time i made Chicken Chops,so there are still some areas for improvements,especially on the grilling method. It turned out a bit oily, maybe because of the mixture of olive oil and the chicken juice.

Anyway i love to share the recipe, which i get from The Star Kuali. Click for the recipe. Its tangy and full of flavour from the combination of Black Pepper and Worchestershire Sauce.I used Lea and Perrins.


For dessert (which we actually had prior to the main course..heheh), i made use of the Avocadoes that MIL bought from Indo. It is also the first time for me, tasting avocadoes. The flavour is not fruity at all, instead it has a nutty, kind of creamy taste.

Using this recipe (also from The Star Kuali) as a base, i improvised a bit.I added a tablespoon of Van Houten chocolate powder, hence the colour. I then garnished with shavings of Beryl's chocolate. Result is a creamy,chocolatey dessert i love! (who does not love chocolate anyway?)

Have your try and good luck! :)
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