Monday, December 28, 2009

tahun baru

i absolutely hate my job.. yes. very2 much.

i hate the batch support at wee hours. this means that i have to be in office in wee hours to solve all the prod prob.
i hate to liase with users who are pretending like they are such a big dumb a** (or maybe they are real dumb a**)
i hate my superior bosses who are very bad in management but very good in kissing upper management big dumb a*ss.


Ok enough about my job. i have so many lists of things and wishes that i wish to accomplish in yr 2010. I hope that by the end of 2010, i will be doing something else. totally different from what i've been doing for years now.

am moving on with full gears now. Just one more year to go. I pray that Allah will show me the way through. Aminn...

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Excited !!!!

I'm all exited... over my current plan hehe. Checkout below cake. Don’t u think that it just gorgeous? I'm all game for the kebaya fondant class on this coming 24th Dec. Yeeehaa!! Actually that masterpiece was discovered by accident when i blog hopped. She didnt mentioned anything on class in her blog so i guess she's not into teaching at all. Then on one fine day, a colleague of mine asked me to checkout someone's blog. Tengok punya tengok, dia pun ada buat something quite similar to this. My friend and I emailed her and she agreed to teach us the fondant kebaya. Alhamdulillah! Suka gilerrrrr!!!!

Source : mycuppycupcake.blogspot.com (they are all edible except for the cake board and the brooch)

And the next best thing is, I’ll be attending handmade chocolate class on 2 Jan. Really2 wanted to join the class for ages. But the class not always offered. ada musim la pulak. I have made full payment to secure a place in that class. Actually 2 Jan is my dear husband's bday. He doesn’t know bout my plan yet. Hopefully he's ok that I’ll be with another guy (the chef) on his birthday hahaha. To cover the loss (cewah the loss tuh), I’ll plan something for him on another date. I already have in mind on the special treats he'll be getting. Don’t get me wrong..There’s nothing kinky n naughty in the itenary of plans ya. But I’m sure he'll like it hehe. Will only reveal after the treats delivered!


Actually I planned to continue my Wilton Course 2 in Jan (have completed the Course 1 in Oct) but the plan had to be rescheduled due to money constraint. The course fee itself will be RM650. I need to set aside at least additional RM200-RM300 for the tools/colors/supplies needed in the class. Am actually tersgt hampa with the cancellation.


To make myself happy, have decided to join kelas kecil2an and the fondant kebaya will be the kick off starts of my "special treatment to myself to heal the wounds of not able to join Class 2". Wah hampa betul bunyinya kan.. hahahaha


On the other hand.. I have new resolution in mind. I will make myself available for the kids (esp my son) at least 2 hrs to layan them every night. I have spoken to my son's kindy headmaster. She told us that eventhough my son can’t speak well and can’t write properly, he is somehow a smart boy and his memory is very2 good. Yes she is absolutely right. I noticed that it is easy to teach him anything coz he is smart. So I keep telling myself that I will spend more time with him to communicate with him. I want him to talk! My husband (oh, he is one good husband and father. Thank god for giving him to us) is so good (n rajin) that he actually will teach and guide my son with his books. My son loves books and he enjoys creative works, writing, scribbling and all. He'll talk a lot with his father as he guides him with his workbooks.


hmm.. until now am still smiling over the 2 classes that i'll be attending ;). xsesabar rasanya hihi. i'll definitely will update you guys on my journey towards "becoming supermom in the kitchen" soon. watch out for my updates y'all hihi ;)

Oh i totally forgot to update on my daily meals towards my goal to lose weight.. Hmmm lain kali lah hahahahaha. I enjoy food. Susah betullah nk diet huhu

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

new resolution...

ok. lemme confess.. i've been dealing with my weight issues since ages. so now i have decided to cut down on my food intake and am going to jot down what i eat on that day so that i know what are the do's and the dont's.

so here's what i had today :

Breakfast : bihun goreng n telo mata (huhu heavy eh), air masak
Lunch : laksa penang, air cincau
tea break : oren sebijik
dinner : determine to eat only fruits or soup only tonight.

note to myself : must eat healthier food tomorrow. less fat/oil and salt/sugar.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Sesungguhnya hari ini hari yang sengal....

hari ni hari paling tensen. mlm td pg deliver cupcakes yg org order. pastu smpi umah dh kul 10 lbh. trus kedapur bake vanilla cupcakes - 2 adunan. sambil2 tu deco red velvet yg kak faridah order. dh siap simpan dlm fridge.

pastu mlm td aku tido kul 12. mmg dh ngantuk giler. farris pulak masa nk pakai seluar lepas ke toilet. aku dh la penat.. apa lagi trus naik angin n aku pukul montot dia. menagis dia sbb jarang kena pukul dgn aku. pastu paksa anak2 tido. kul 4am aku bangun pg td utk deco lg 50pcs cupcakes utk hantaran bertunang.

pastu rushing ke opis tanpa sempat kemas apa2 yg patut atas meja. bg arahan aje kt bibik apa nk dibasuh apa nk disimpan. pastu trus gerak ke opis. smpi opis ingatkn nk tido dulu kt surau.. tetiba teringat red velvet cuppies kak faridah dlm fridge. aku terlupa order kak faridah.

rasa marah sgt dgn diri sendiri. n rasa down sesgt. aku rasa eloklah aku stop aje buat jual2 cupcakes ni. aku rasa idup aku kucar kacir. kelam kabut nk kejar keje opis, anak2 n buat bisnes kek lg.

wpun aku seronok buat kek n seronok jugak dpt pendapatan tambahan, rasanya dh smpi masa aku pikir panjang nk buat ke tidak menda ni. kalu buat pun, maybe amik order ari isnin aje. sbb sabtu ahad blh buat. ntah lah..

kalau aku ckp dgn asben menda ni sure dia ckp aku ni hangat2 taik ayam. padahal aku aje yg tau susah senang aku ni terkejar sana sini. aku ni jenis perfectionist. aku xsuka buat menda terkejar2.. rasa xpuas ati n aku ni kalu buat menda nk buat sungguh2..

akan ku pikirkn sedalam2nya perkara2 yg menyengalkan ini. tp apa2pun since dh ada oven beso n heavy duty mixer ni, biarlah aku concentrate belajar buat menda2 yg anak aku suka mcm pizza, roti etc..

hmmm.... sadis sadis..

Thursday, November 12, 2009

AirAsia Deal

ok finally much awaited happenings of the year tiba jugak. after 2 days attempt to book free seats to KK, i only managed to get it on 2nd day. tp hampa sikitlah pg xdpt free seat. balik aje dpt free seat.

apa2 pun ok lah. dh book pun n we'll be flying to KK (kalau diizinkan tuhan, diberi kesihatan yang baik n dipanjangkn umur) on 27/6/2010 and we'll stay until 30/6/2010. lmbt lg kan? hahahah.. biasalah airasia bg freeseat masa travel period berbulan2 jauhnya..

been eyeing Shangri-La Tanjung Aru dr dulu lagi. check td ada good deal. tp biar dulu xnk booking dulu. but that hotel is definitely in my top list to stay lah.

some ppl asked me why spend so much on hotel n travel to domestic places. go oversea will get the same package. my answer is simple. coz my 2 toddlers kecik lagi, berjalan jauh tu malaslah. lecehla. selain dr kena buat passport, takut dorg cant survive long journey. since anak2 blm besar btl ni, i prefer pg domestic, tp spend kt good hotels, nice beaches, and good spa.

here's my wish list to complete before taking off to KK next yr:

i) buy DSLR (and learn how to use n produce gud photos)
ii) terer swimming dulu
iii) simpan duit byk utk pg SPA n shopping
iv) simpan duit byk jugak to enjoy all the good seafood yeah babeh...

harap2 blh capai semua diatas ;)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Wondering....

Hari ni aku betul2 terduduk n tertanya2..
perlukah aku stop amik order cupcakes on weekdays???

aku rasa perlu... sebab..
my girl bila kitorg balik umah aje, dia mmg xlepas aku, pastu mmg kaki kacau. semua nk usik. bibik aku laks.. hopeless sikit sbb dia ni ada lembab sikit.

yang keduanya.. kepenatan tahap maksima. sbbnya anak2 aku sumer jenis tido lmbt. kalu dorg tido kul 10.30pm tu dh kira bagus giler lah tu. main aje bila kitorg ada. so aku kena bangun at wee hours utk deco. n hasilnya, bangun pg aku mental block. xleh pikir. so end up xdpt nk explore creativity. maka aku akan repeat deco2 yg sama..

tp kalu aku xbuat pulak.. takut rugi aje apa yg aku belajar. xpraktik. Maybe kalu nk amik order pun, aku akan amik order weekend sahaja... maybe utk weekdays aku amik order cheesecakes aje. sonang baitu. wpun masa membakarnya lbh lama tp koman2nya aku xyah nk deco2.. cheesecakes already good on their own..

so my last weekdays order will be next tuesday. utk Iman, anak kak ana..

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Made my day

I received an order last week - a lady ordered 25pcs red velvet with cream cheese and strawberry for her dad's bday.

I was reluctant to take the order coz i wasnt had enough rest since the week before coz i baked almost everyday and i woke up at wee hours just to deco them. But then my hubby told me that just take the order coz it's for the father's bday.. probably she didnt know where else to buy cakes OR no one wants to take the order anymore. So i accepted the order nad bake her 1 set with strawberry n choc. I bake on monday night and deco the cake at 5am next day. was a tiring one indeed.

She came all the way to my office to pick up the cuppies. She's a sweet lady and she came with her sister. yesterday i mailed her asking her feedback on my cuppies. and below is the reply..

" hie...the cake is very nice.. my family like it.. i pernah mkn red velvet nie.. tapi kat hotel...i was about to order cake from org lain.. suddenly when i tgh busy2 browsing, i came accross your website... first time i jumpa org buat red velvet.. terus la order.. i made a good decesion.. the cake was good...thanks.. klu ade ape2 blh order lg nanti...BTW nice knowing you.. "
It really made my day when knowing someone out there loves my cakess. Baking is quite tiring but i'm happy when people happy with the result. when the customers are happy with my cakes, it really made my day. Feels like all the effort that i put in is "all worth it" .. ;)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Comment

I received complaints from few of my frens that they cant leave comment to my blog. So here's the announcement...

the problem has been fixed and now feel free to leave your comment/msg to my blog. Cheers!!

Lesson to learn

Aku this week dpt byk order kek. Aku ni jenis yg suka ckp ye tanpa pikir panjang.. kalau dpt 1 order 1 mlm tu ok lah. Blh la handle.. tp ni ada sorg kakak ni order blueberry cheesetart n coklat kek. Dia beria2 mintak buatkan n dia ni pun baik dgn aku, so tanpa pikir panjang aku pun ckp ye.
Pastu aku terpikir balik sempat ke nk buat sbb cheesetart tu amik masa lama nk buat. Lepas bancuh adunan crust, kena setkn dlm fridge for 30mins. Pastu nk lekatkan adunan kt mould tu one by one, pastu nk trim lagi.. mmg amik masa. Pastu bake half cook for 15mins. Pastu kuarkan, tuang cheese filling and taruk blueberry. Lorekkan n bake lg 15mins. So overall utk satu adunan cheesetart tu aje koman2 dua jam la nk buat.

Pikir punya pikir.. aku ni balik keje smpi umah dlm kul 7. Dinner smpi kul 7.40 cantuh then mandi, solat. N biasanya aku setat bekerja di dapur kul 8 la. Kul 10 or paling lewat kul 10.30 dh kena masuk tido. Dgn anak2 sekali by that time dh kena tido sbb kalu tak nnt farris sudah nk bangun pg sekolah. Aku laks kalu tak nnt kt opis manjang ngantuk.

Mana nk bake, mana nk layan anak. Safiya pulak sgt2 attach dgn aku. Sikit2 nk mama.. kalu berlama2 kt dapur kesian pulak xder sapa nk layan dia. Disebabkan itu, utk menyelamatkan keadaan, aku try tanya kwn lama yg aku kenal dr masa sekolah menengah pastu same college n next, kitorg tinggal di kawasan perumahan yg sama. Aku tanya dia blh tak dia buatkan aku moist choc cake. Sbb aku tau dia ni pun terer bake. Even dia setat seriously bake sebelum aku. Dia ckp ok. Alhamdulillah selesai satu masalah.

So pas ni, aku kena belajar pikir dulu sebelum bg persetujuan apa2.. n kalu ada 2 order dlm satu mlm, probably aku nk sub kt kwn aku ni aje. Dia pun housewife kot dia ada masa lebih nk tolong aku. Aku pun blh jugak tolong dia tambah2 pendapatan.

Harga cupcakes aku pun skrg aku dh revise balik. Sbb aku jual too low compared to other bakers. Mmg lah harga barang leh cover.. tp kos lain mcm kos aku pg cari barang, bil letrik, air. N penat lagi. So aku revise sikit dr harga dulu. Ni revision sbb terpaksa sbb aku ni pun xsmpi hati nk jual mahal2 sbb aku selalu pikir aku ni kalu org jual mahal sikit musti pikir byk kali nk beli.

Psl kelas pulak.. umm kelas tu sgt2 bagus tp mmg pricey. Dahla tu kena pulak beli byk barang utk bwk ke kelas. Mmg berpeluh dibuatnya. Course 2 and 3 aku xtaulah bila blh pg. Mmg kena bajet betul2.. ni pun rasanya aku dh byk terlebih belanja kt tmpt bukan2..

About online business, alhamdulillah.. received few calls from unknown asking about the cakes to order. Tp kadang2 xdpt nk cater semua order. Sbb skrg ni still keje fulltime n most of the time mmg busy. Syukur dgn rezeki yg Allah bg cuma skrg ni masih xberapa pandai nk bg2 masa so blm berani nk amik order byk. Dh cekap sikit esok insyaallah harap dpt kembangkan home enterprise ni aminnnn… hehe

byk menda nk kena belajar ni. bukan takat kelas nk bake n deco aje. tp cara2 nk jd usahawan. canner nk bg masa, canner nk handle masalah yg tetiba datang, canner nk minimize risk, canner nk cari supply brg lebih murah. n paling penting kena belajar cri substitution ingredients without changing the quality and the taste. yelah takkan nk jual pakai barang mahalkan. kalau pakai barang mahal nnt harga jual pun kena mahal. ummm i will take note all my mistakes that i made a long the way and hopefully, this will help me improve myself better.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

A Dream...

I have a dream (who doesn’t have by the way?). It is something that I always have in mind and heart. And I always wish that I were able to realize this "want" one day.

I love to bake. Any sorts of food that requires baking, be it tarts, cookies, bread but most of all, I love to bake cakes. How I wish when I filled up UPU form way back in 1996, I had applied for culinary course or pastry arts! But back then I was so determined to be an engineer (but end up in IT field. Long story anyway).

I had to slow down my baking adventure because after I got married, we rented a pigeon hole apartment and we don’t own so many things in the house. Once we moved to our own house, I don’t really bake coz I was pregnant with 2nd baby. Once the baby was born, had to forgo the hobby, as I was breastfeed and busy with the house chores and kids. But I did join few classes with friends who share the same hobby but then it was all slow progress.

Now as my kids grow up, I have more time for myself so I am back to my feet and here I am, putting all my mental and physical in full gear and I am in full swing to start things all over again. I’ll be attending a course in cake baking/decorating with ICCA (international center for cake artistry) in Wilton Course 1. I had to complete all 1-2-3 courses and had to have experience in baking/decorating cakes for friends and family if I were to be a certified as Wilton method instructor. Yes, I dreamed of become one. But for now, had to concentrate on the first course and hope it will smooth sailing one. I hope it worth the investment that I put in. I had to cut my budget and plan my money wisely, as the courses are not cheap.

Currently, I did my own small home enterprise where I bake and sell cakes whenever I received orders and mainly my orders come from my friends. I don’t really have time to do the business all out as I am still attached the bank that I’m working with now. I don’t really make good money out of the small home enterprise but I’m happy to do that because it actually helps me improve myself in baking and cake decorating (as the saying goes "practice make perfect").

I hope after I have all the experience and knowledge, I plan to go to any enterpreunership courses so that I can learn more on business tips and tricks. Who knows one day I’m not only a certified instructor but I own my bakery shop/cafĂ© on day.

As for now, am keeping my finger crossed, close my eyes to shopping temptations (need to save money remember?) and had my mind set to go all the way up the hill. I may be fall once a while as I’m climbing to the place that I wish to be, but hopefully, I will make myself way up one day. It’s ok if the progress is slow.. But slow is better than not moving at all. May Allah help me through it all.. Amin..

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Promotional Item

Mintak tolong member lama (kenal since umo 13 coz we r frm same secondary skool) utk design header utk my small home enterprise cake business blog (http://safiya-cakes.blogspot.com/) n utk sticker.
Here they are. Cute tak? hehe credit to my fren.. Siti. You can check her works here.. http://sitiruzaimah.blogspot.com/
this is the blog header..



And here's the sticker label..



I know they are cute ;)

Monday, September 7, 2009

KLMJ (kenangan Lama Mengusik Jiwa)

Semalam husband email gmbr ni. lawak betul. gmbr zmn dolu2. zmn bercinta.. kurus kering aje masing2.. asben laks comot nya.. dgn rambut kerinting kurus keringnya.. sakit perut aku gelak..


20yrs frm now.. musti lagi lawak tgk gmbr ni.. hehe

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Of Puasa, Biskut Raya, Cakes Order and things i plan to accomplish in next few mths

Salam..
lama giler xupdate. byk menda buat recently. Well puasa taun ni siang siang pasang niat nk diet. So i took JDM5. 1st few days aje yg tahan xmakan nasik. last2 makan jugak.. so disbbkan xikut btl2 aturan dia, manage to lose 3kg only. huhu. org lain seminggu 3kg. kita 2 mggu 3kg. adeh!!!!

Order cakes/cupcakes alhamdulillah ada laa sesikit. dkt nk raya nnt byk tp byk yg kena rejek. 3bijik chocolate cakes dh siang2 kena reject sbb xleh nk squeeze langsung dah. bukan apa, selain dr dh ada 3 order cupcakes, nk jugak wat cakes utk mak n keluarga mertua. Business is slow. tp ada laa sesikit. aku pun xderla amik byk sgt order or giler2 promote. bukan apa, takut xlarat nk buat lgpun, safiya baru nk masuk 2thn this coming thursday. dia ni clingy sgt. so kalu manjang nk dok dapur kesian pulak dgn anak2..

taun ni gaks, 1st time in life buat kuih raya sendiri. smlm buat almond london. biskutnya sedap n crunchy. tp sayangnya almond kt dlm tu aku ter"over" goreng pulak. sib baik buat 1/2 recipe aje. insyaallah this weekend buat lagi. aim buat 150pcs. 50pcs utk kitorg, 50pcs utk mak n 50pcs utk in laws.

plannya pas raya ni nk attend wilton cake decorating method class 1 kt ICCA Damansara. tp tgh pikir bajet ni. maklumla baru pas raya. ada gak plan nk fork out saving. tp sayang pulak. nk save sikit punya susah. nk kuarkan senang aje.. takut nnt xtersimpan yg lain pulak. umm xtaulah. mmg kena bajet giler2 ni..

Insyaallah kalu ada rezeki aku, December ni dpt order 500pcs cupcakes for someone's wedding. itu pun kalu tukang ordernya agree dgn harga yg aku letak. well xletak mahal pun maklumlah baru beginner tp ntah ler maybe org tu ada plan lain who knows. kalu ada rezeki adalah..

plan mmg nk all out wat bisnes ni sbb sgt2 berharap in 2 yrs time blh jd boss. sendiri boss sendiri kuli.. tp there are a lot of things to learn. kdg2 heran tgk org, bake cake xberapa jd. deco conteng2 aje(kdg2 aku tgk lukisan farris lg cantik dr deco dorg atas cupcakes) tp tergamak jugak nk jual kt org. mcm aku, aku hanya berani nk jual menda yg dh sah2 my forte. or at least apa yg aku buat tu looks nice, taste nice n profesional la kan. This is not all about money. bg org makan kena betul2.. biar org puas hati. jgn nnt org order, dpt cakenya rasa n deco xseberapa. belakang2 org menyumpah kita xtau.. lgpun kalu buat mcm tu takut org xorder dh dgn kita. longer term is much important.

So far order aku yg byk red velvet lah. tp xlarat nk buat cupcake ni sbb susah btl nk cari strawberry. kalu ada pun saiznya terlampau gabak. xseswai nk wat deco. so in future, kalu aku nk offer any cakes/cupcakes with any special flavour/deco, mmg xnk guna buah imported dah. this is the lesson that i learnt!

selain dr basic flavor(vanilla/oren/coklat), special flavour yg aku offer adalah red velvet n soon Moist Chocolate cupcakes (frosting can be buttercream/peanut butter). Moist chocolate cupcakes ni adalah the best moist choc cupcakes yg aku pernah try. Alhamdulillah finally my quest for moist choc cupcakes has been answered. Ingat this weekend nk buat, pastu buat mcm2 jenis deco (for advertising purposes) and at the end of the day, cuppies tu nk bg kt rumah anak yatim nearby my house lah. Insyaallah.. sedekah kt anak2 yatim lebih afdal dr bawak pg opis kan.. aku tertarik dgn rumah anak yatim tu sbb rumah yg dorg duduk tu di wakafkan oleh seseorg yg bernama hajjah Mariam kalu xsilap. So whoever this hajjah is, mulianya hati dia. Mudah2an Allah berkati hidup n usaha dia.. Amin..

- Signing out -

Monday, August 10, 2009

IS department small makan2

Kitorg kt IS department recenly asik nk wat makan2 aje. ini dh 3rd time kitorg wat majlis cannih. menu pot luck. tp ada gak yang tong tong beli makanan..

Makanan sumer superbly delicious. mcm2 ada.. paling best nilah time bersuka ria lupa diri.. padahal keje sumer tgh berlambak.

I know one day when i leave this bank, this is one of the thing that I will miss dearly...

Enjoy the photos folks. Byk lg gmbr2 food. Ni sumer selected few..


anak2 dara n mak dara yg comel2 belaka

The gang

Mustapa Kamal, Kak Effa n Moi

Roti Jala yg sedap n cantiknya rupa paras dia..

Cupcake Helmi. Unfortunately dlm byk2 tu aku dpt yg ada additional flavor - ada kuah kari!!!

Salad Kak Nani

Lagi Salad

And.. my red velvet cupcakes. Buat sendiri ni jangan main2...
Gemuknya Aku!!!!!


Monday, July 27, 2009

new gadget

Baking dh mmg my hobby since i was teenagers. Ingat lagi dulu2 bila balik rumah tok, mesti buatkan dia kek mentega pelangi hehe. tok panggil kek panas(sbb dia makan masa tgh panas2). smpi dh besar (tua) ni, bila tok makan kek yg org lain buat tok still akan ckp "sedap lagi kek panas ana(nama manja kt kg ok.)". N kalau dh lama xbalik buatkan tok kek tok akan ckp "bila ana nak datang ni buat kek panas". Baking ni dh mmg minat (n talent kot) since zmn budak2.. tp masa kecik2 aku pun suka pomen barang. tu psl masa sambung belaja amik engineering (tp end up jd programmer. long story anyway.. i screwed up, made a big mistake n here i am...)

I dare to say that I can bake in my family and friends environmen, but i'm always game to learn frm proper source. Will attend deco cookies class this sunday and been planning to take Wilton Method Class 1 this coming Oct. Yup, all the courses will costs me a bomb. I need to set aside big amount of money for that purposes. **phew**

And here's what's best to talk about - Finally, at the age of 31 and after 3 yrs of residing at own house, i got myself a big standing oven. Alhamdulillah. Sebelum ni adala pakai oven tp kecik aje. kalu nk wat baine marie pun xleh sbb saiznya yg kecik limited sgt saiz loyang yg blh masuk. N since last yr, bila ada masa n duit lebih sikit, setat invest pg kelas, beli brg, beli buku, wat reading thru internet n all. Tp before this sumer tu limited. not only financial constraint.. tp masa jugak. ada anak kecik n breastfeed pulak tu. So now, thanks to dear husband, i got myself a Europa Valencia 688e oven frm Jetcook system range. N my next plan - enroll to as many as classes as possible, bake more and hopefully one day, this will be my playground... and who knows, it will turn into home enterprise (I do pray hard for this to happen, i must say).







The oven itself quite bulky. dapur comel aku dh jd makin sempit. tambah pulak letak oven tu atas troli (ikea mari). saja mls bubuh bwh (atas lantai) coz xnk anak2 ter"touch" the body masa aku tgh baking. takut jd domestic injury pulak. Tp decision utk letak ats troli tu sbnrnya yg add up to sempit tu.. xkisahlah... must think of the kids safety 1st.



my cute little kitchen. nmpk tak oven tu atas troli? tggi daulat dia hehe


So my 1st attempt utk test drive oven tu, aku bake 40pcs of red velvet cuppies. guna 2 layers of tray. and they were baked beautifully huhu**victory dance**. mmg cpt masak, masak sekata n tak tau lah nk ckp apa mmg puas hati lah. It has all the criteria that I needed in an oven - big, i can fully utilised the space/trays, produce good results and most importantly - byk function. Value for money hehe.


So here's the cuppies in the oven. note the tray a bit senget hehe(tp pas sekali bake, the tray xsenget anymore. ke aku yg salah place dlm oven??). The 2nd layer aku guna tray oven kecik aku aje sbb aku xbeli extra tray. Tp aku blh pulak beli extra "jaring2" tu. dua sekali beli (costs me additional rm50). i must look for more trays after this..






and last but not least, here's the photos after i frost them with cream cheese frosting (and topped with cherry. yummy!!) btw, i always got rave reviews (with this cuppies) EVERYTIME from those i gave the cuppies to. Thanks to internet.. i manage to find all the recipes by "glue"ing my eyes to this not-idiot-at-all box whole day surfing the net!



Monday, July 20, 2009

busy me

busynya. smpikan entry on day 2 activities in redang tergendala smpi skrg.

Well actually I am not busy wif office work. Since it's economic downturn time, projects were not as much as when the economic was far better. It just me that discover new hobby that brings some $$ to my own pocket that catch my interest more. I'm so much into selling tudungs now. Well I don’t actually direct sell the tudungs to my friends etc. I'm more on supplier part thingy. I bought nice and good quality tudung, and I supply to my fren in Kuantan. Every week she'll order 2 kodi (40 helai). I even supply the tudungs to my cousin in Melaka. Sounds easy eh but actually it was a tedious job. I have to try one by one of the tudungs. just to make sure the tailoring job is good and all. Then I have to punggah to office, pack nicely, head to post office and post them to their rightful buyer.

Last week, I spent whole week's lunch time going back and forth from office to Masjid Jamek just to stock-up. And on last Saturday, I was down with very2 bad migraine (trust me very bad until I couldn’t even open my eyes!). So now I'm on 1 week medication. doctor says to make sure all my saraf2 relax n stable. huhuhu. This is the problem that I always have wif me - I can’t stand hot weather (as if I was born in Switzerland ya hehe!) coz I will definitely caught with migraine.

this few days, I keep on thinking. why the hell am I doing this? one thing for sure, I feel like doing this small business is good in helping me to de-stress. it's kinda diverting my attention from this IT job that I'm doing my whole life to something that totally different, fun and very girl thingy kind of thing. I'm slowing down now. Probably I will stop doing this in next few weeks to come. I need rest.

My kids - they have been so much better with each other nowadays. Less fighting and hair-pulling scenes now. Farris improved so much in his speech and behavior. Safiya is still my dear manja girl but now makin lasak. she'll do whatever her abang did. Abang lompat dia lompat. alamak jd jantan la anak dara aku esok.

Hubby, well, after > 5yrs together as man and wife, he's still the same man that I know when we were much younger (I know him since we were 18 y-o) only less romantic. hehe. I'm glad that as days passed by, he's more into his kids and the best sidekick to help and guide me in moulding our kids. And the one that I know doesn’t mind to nappy change, clean up the kids after poo poo, bath them and get them to sleep. But I’m still waiting for him to prepare me breakfast in bed. Yup, he's the same man that I know.. will never get his hand dirty in kitchen. **sigh**. how I wish I have someone to cook me dinner sometimes. how sweet it will be kan..

on my other hobby - baking. Well, I didn’t bake often nowadays. but I did bake blueberry muffin for my mom last week (use fresh blueberry). and I did bake sperlicious butter cheesecake the week before. the recipe is from a cheesecake book that I bought last yr. And last Sunday, I baked red velvet cuppies and it turn out great! Yess.. seronoknya!!! hahaha. My hubby lurrve them so much but he didn’t eat the cream cheese topping. My hubby is not fancy of any topping at all OK.
Photos of my latest baking adventures hehe


fresh blueberry muffin. for my mom who's fancy about sweet treats



butter cheesecake. mmg will crack just like in the book. but it is served upside down. sbb tu pakai loyang chiffon cake. tp mmg sedap. moist n lembut jerk


my red velvet cuppies sebelum frost with cream cheese topping. tester. hehe mmg yummilicious. Resipi cari kt internet ler mana lg..

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Entry yang tak dapat dipikirkan tajuknya

entry ni bukan utk uplaod 2nd batch of Redang Photos. Tp nk war2kan yg saya punya blog baru dh publish.

Blog baru tu purposely utk my online biz. Saya jual Collagen. Saya xpernah nk wat online business smpi lah saya cuba produk ni n nmpk perubahan di kulit saya. bukan takat kt muka aje tp whole body.

Saya suffer acne breakouts yg sgt teruk kesan dari injection "family planning". Lepas tu, saya pakai IUD and sejak pakai IUD, things getting worst sbb saya period 3,4 ari, stop 2,3 ari n continue balik selama almost 5mths. Jerawat, kulit kering, menggelupas, scar yg mencomotkan.

Kwn cadangkan saya cuba produk ni. Lepas 2weeks cuba, dh nmpk kesan. n saya teruskan sampai sekarang.. n skrg saya nk share dgn semua orang yang berminat nk cuba. kalu tak minta pun blh baca juga. In case berminat, feel free to contact me. Special price for everyone..

Jgn risau produk ni halal, buatan Malaysia & lepas test SIRIM - bebas dr racun2 yang di haramkan oleh kementerian kesihatan. For details, masuk ler website dia kt www.lawa.com.my. Click kat certificates.

For more info, ke sini lah ye..
http://siapanakcantik.blogspot.com/

Thursday, June 25, 2009

What am I up to recently

I've abandoned this blog for quite sometime already. So many happening things happened recently but i simply too busy to update.

I wanted to blog bout Farris development and playskool xtvties but I guess i will do that later.

We went back to KT last week and had visited Redang for 3D2N. We stay at Berjaya Beach Resort and it was one good and eventful island gateway. Wished we have more time (and money as well) to spend there. As for now, I'll let the photo do the talking coz am too busy at work.

All of them are Day 1 photos. Will update 2nd day photos soon. Enjoice!!!







Friday, May 15, 2009

Poor Service

lama betul xupdate. tersgt la busy.

ada menda yg bermain2 kt kepala n hati aku skrg ni. sakit hati sesgt2.. sakit hati dgn BSN. aku adalaa pg BSN apply 1 facility offered by the bank. janji 2 weeks aje tau status. Tup2 smpi dkt sebulan.

Dok call2 mcm org bodoh. jawapan pulak kejap A kejap B. Pastu ding dong sana sini. Xder sapa pun leh bg aku satu jawapan yg tepat.

Sales staff nya pulak mcm tongong. imagine aku pass form, dia leh submit for processing after 1 week. katanya dia buat QC. pastu dh lepas processing, tup2 katanya finance buat salah etc etc. So sumer jd delay. tp aku suspect dorg purposely push aku punya ke May. Sbb nk capai taget May maybe gara2 April punya target dh fulfill. mcm ler aku xtau taktik. aku pun keje bank jugak.

tp this is really poor service. sakit hati betul. kalu nk cerita 3 hari 3 mlm xabis2...

ikutkan ati aku nk ajer komplen. tp aku ni pikir gak kot mamat tu ada anak bini nk sara ke. kalu aku komplen kang tak ke naya aje. tp very2 bad working attitude. xper aku percaya sumer yg jd adalaa hikmahnya. dia buat keje mcm tu kalu dia ingat rezeki dia lg berkat terpulang lah..

isnin ni nk kena call lg. tanya smpi ke tak fax. pastu ntah bila pulak laa baru settle. kalu isnin ni xdapek jawapan yg menyakinkan baik aku amik time off, pg sana trus. tp kalu menda tu lah yg jd.. hmmm harus aku komplen kaw2 punya..

Mudah2an Allah permudahkan urusan aku.. Insyaallah AMinnn

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Krista First Quarter Student Progress Chart


As some of you already know, we sent Farris to Krista kindergarten since early this year. He is 4 years old and is now in Play-House Class.

Yesterday we received his first quarter progress chart from his teacher. I am writing this down in my blog because I wish one day, when he can read on his own, he’ll know what were his first "appraisal" in class(in case report ni hilang etc).

Must tell you the legend first or else you'll have heart attack over the Grade E and D thingy hehe.

Legend:
E(Emerging) - Child is beginning to recognize & acquire the skill. Oustanding.

D(Developing) - Child has a basic understanding of the skill.
P(proficient) - Child has mastered this skill and can perform independently.


And here's the full report:

Abilities/Skills : Reading/Writing (a-j)
Grade : E
Comment : Farris able to recognize alphabets a-j. However he still need Teachers help to hold his hand to write.
[My comment : He actually can recognize A-Z since before he’s 4. If you point over A-Z randomly, he can recognize all of them perfectly. But we never teach him to write so I understand why he needs the teachers help to write here]

Abilities/Skills : Bacaan
Grade : E
Comment : Farris boleh mengenal dan menyebut bunyi a,e,i,o,u.


Abilities/Skills : Numbers/Counting
Grade : D
Comment : He is able to recognize and recite numbers 1-10, but not able to write independently
[My comment : Ini pun sama. Before masuk sekolah dah memang pandai]

Abilities/Skills : Language/ Communication
Grade : E
Comment : Farris needs to improve his communication skill. He try to speak but not very clear. However, he’s willing to learn from his friends and teachers. Despite of this, he can still mix well with his friends. He needs to be encouraged to converse clearly. However, he can speaks few simple English sentences

Abilities/Skills : Child’s Behaviour & Class participation
Grade : E
Comment : He’s a polite and quiet boy. He’ll join all class activities and he can mix well with his friends.
[My comment : What??? Polite and Quiet?? Hahah berlakon la tu..]

Abilities/Skills : Others (e.g. coloring, drawing, Independent etc)
Grade : E
Comment : He still needs guidance and supervision in order to make sure that he finish his work.

All in all.. Am so happy with the progress he made so far (read : I am very proud of him) coz he's not like most other 4y-o kiddos. He's having somekind of speech problem (sangat lambat bercakap n pelat. Milo jadi miwo. balik jadi bawik. malu jadi mawu etc) but he's one "terang hati" punya type of boy. It's very easy to teach him anything coz he's got good memory and he loves books as well.

These few days, he really2 love to sing ABC and Twinkle2 little star (the song will go like this -- "tweeter tweeter litte tar... ". I will record his singing and will put on youtube one day hahaha.

Anakku sudah besar sob sob..

Saturday, March 28, 2009

This was meant to be last 2 weeks post hehe!

lately aku busy habis.. dgn keje2 opis yg xpernah abiss, keje kt umah, pastu dgn my girl n my boy yg constantly bergusti.. etc etc.. Aku rasa hecticnya laa life aku.. kdg2 rasa dh lama beno aku xder spend sorg.. take my own sweet time buat menda2 yg menghiburkan ati.. u know.. destress..

last sekali aku nyer pamper diri sendiri punya time last mth.. 2hours@my facial treatment session.. hahah dh 3series ni kenalaa rajin2 sikit jaga penampilan wakaka..

this week is the most pathetic week in my life.. after aku down with fever + batuk + phlegm(euwwwww) for few days last week, kitorg pg genting last monday. balik dr genting tuh husband aku demam + batuk for 4 consequtive days. hari keempat tu aku amik EL n teman dia pg blood test.. sib baik bukan denggi. just viral fever. the same nite pulak Farris pulak demam n batuk. giler penat aku mlm tuuu.. the next day(friday), letih2 pun kena gak masuk office sbb project aku nk roll..

So project roll.. (aku pikirlaa) sbb dh submit all sorts of form to security admin(nk roll apa2 programming related thingy to prod kena ada approval etc etc).. dh selamat dia load ke prod, aku pun balik umah dlm kul 5 lebey letih punya psl.. rupanya2 org yg bertanggungjwb install ke prod overlook aku punya pgms n all!!!

apa2 pun.. aku tgh look forward to venture into some small business soon. taun ni aku plan nk abiskan segala utang piutang. then spend next 2 years kumpul duit + attend necessary courses n classes n venture into something that i dreamed for so long. mintak2 Allah makbulkan doa aku ni.. xlarat n muak dh keje cam skrg.. BOSAN BOSAN BOSAN!!!!

To end my posting, here some photos taken on our lepak2 Genting..







*** my pretty girl. i call her barbie doll coz of her big eyes and curly hair.


** bumper car for junior