Monday, February 25, 2008

My Birthday Wish List

1. Sophie Kinsella's Remember Me
Sophie's picked-up the right month to launch her latest release. Last year, I had Shopaholic and Baby for my birthday and hoping to get this one from any of you too :)

2. The Classic Experience (Violin) . Arranger : Jerry Lanning. Publisher : Cramer Music
I hoped to play Pachelbel Canon for my exam this year but had difficulty in finding this book. Argghhh! I called Chambers Music and Kino but the book is to no avail. Make my dream come true, make me play Pachelbel to you. Buy me this book. (hey it rhymes!)

3. Michael Buble - Call Me Irresponsible
Ezzaini, thank you for purchasing the CD for my 25th birthday. Unfortunately, I lost the CD. Technically, I didnt lost the CD. The CD was the one who lost it's way. It was last to been seen in dad's car and seconds after that, it's gone. I want my Buble back!!! It doesnt matter if someone is kind enough to look for the missing CD (the one from Ezzaini) or a brand new (make sure it's original) as long as I can get my Bubble back.
3. Any cooking or baking books to compensate my new hobby. Preferably by Malaysian publisher
4. Vouchers - ISETAN, G2000, Topshop, Zara, MNG, Primavera and the list goes on
5. Ladies office bag, black in colour so I can dump my outdated and boring ELLE bag.
6. CD Alquran
Sesuai untuk sesiapa yang nak earn pahala lebih :)

7. Denni/Kenji Swavroski Brooch

8. Body Shop EDT Cassis Rose
9. Air tix to Bora Bora
I know this one sounds ridiculous. But just incase someone plan to do charity.. hihi..

Friday, February 22, 2008

Le Meridien Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Can someone please send me to Bora Bora now?

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Kek Batik

Yesterday, I made Kek Batik and it turned out really well. Here is the recipe, for you to try :)

200gm mentega
1 tin susu manis (tin kecil)
200gm milo 300gm biskut Marie (patah-patahkan)

Cairkan mentega dalam periuk. Apabila semua mentega telah cair, masukkan susu sedikit demi sedikit sehingga habis satu tin sambil dikacau perlahan tanpa berhenti. Setelah mentega bercampur dengan susu masukkan milo sedikit demi sedikit. Kacau hingga semuanya sebati dan masukkan kacang. Tutup api dapur dan masukkan biskut marie. Gaul hingga rata semua biskut bersalut coklat.Jangan masak bahan tadi lebih dari 10 minit kerana coklat akan keras. Ratakan didalam loyang dan simpan didalam peti sejuk selama 1 1/2 jam sebelum dipotong mengikut suka.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Even Lovers Need A Holiday

Loyalty was never an issue, I thanked God for that. It was more of a you-me thingy. I wish to plant these 2 points as a mental note to myself, so in future, I'd become a better person. Not only to my bf, but to other person too.
  • Be sensitive to the other’s feelings. You can still disagree, but don’t discount how your partner feels.
  • Remember that once you say things, you can’t take them back.
We are OK now :) And the way forward is re-balancing the relationship.
On a different note,
Do you know that Zal is absofuckingly hopeless when it comes to cooking? I live in a small family of 3. Mum looks after her diet. Dad is someone who doesn't each much. There was no motivation to cook. Nobody would seriously eat the food. But I foresee that as lame excuses for not befriending with the frying pan.
Cooking is just like doing chemistry in the laboratory. In chemistry, you do the math to get exact portion. To master the science of cooking, you will need to learn by doing. To know the right pinch of salt will takes a lot of practices. Baking is easier I suppose. The recipes come with portion. I am too technical am I? Sigh.
I should stop blaming it on the broken oven light bulbs too. When there is will, there is a way.
While on my lovers holiday, I was diverting my focus to something else and you guess it right. Cooking.
I appointed myself as the family cook and will be on operation during the weekend or on any special occasion, subject to availability. Nobody's eating is a solvable issue. Friends are most welcomed to visit me and claim for free lunches or dinner. Last week, I cooked Spagetti for Sha, Sup Ayam and Sambal Udang for Ayah and Bubur Pisang for myself. Bubur Pisang is my favourite.
Here goes my short term goal # 1 :
Bake a chocolate layer cake covered with chocolate icing and chocolate rice toppings for my birthday. Wish me luck!
But first and foremost: Must get the oven light bulbs fixed!