Thursday, March 31, 2011

What A Lovely Day...

Late last night, I was serenade by my mom's singing, my kids n hubby singing... Today, terbangun awal becoz my father decided to join too.... Checked my FB whilst I wait for my coffee, saw my MIL's well wishes msg.

I had to repeatedly empty my fon sms memory space, becoz of the the lovely msg from my great old friends.

Life is good. I have no complaints.

I found a lovely poetry about marriage....
I also felt that friends are some people we are married to while makin our way in life... They're always near in my heart (tho not in bed...) so, here's a lovely writing I found while blogwalking.....

Because to the depths of me, I long to love one person,

With all my heart, my soul, my mind, my body...

Because I need a forever friend to trust with the intimacies of me,

Who won't hold them against me,

Who loves me when I'm unlikable,

Who sees the small child in me, and

Who looks for the divine potential of me...

Because I need to cuddle in the warmth of the night

With someone who thanks God for me,

With someone I feel blessed to hold...

Because marriage means opportunity

To grow in love in friendship...

Because marriage is a discipline

To be added to a list of achievements...

Because marriages do not fail, people fail

When they enter into marriage

Expecting another to make them whole...

Because, knowing this,

I promise myself to take full responsibility

For my spiritual, mental and physical wholeness

I create me, I take half of the responsibility for my marriage

Together we create our marriage...
Because of this understanding
The possibilities are limitless.

by Mari Nichols-Haining

Monday, March 28, 2011

MILKADEAL - I just love getting good deals! RM58 instead of RM376!!

Selalu nampak iklan ni kat tepi tu kan?
But slalu korang ignore kan??

Aku pon... heheheh...

Tapi today, I saw an adv for facials!!! Aper lagi, copat2 la den click....

Kuar credit, terus bayor!

WHY... Linda WHY?

Well, aku jumpa they're offering facial at RM58 instead of RM376 for Gold Facial + Waxing + Neck & Eye Treatment for 2.5 HOURS at Skin Affairs, Kota Damansara [85% OFF]

Giler tak??

Then aku browse iklan lain kat MilkADeal nih, nampak ader lagi murah RM48, but bila click smua dah sold out, esp salon kat Mont Kiara, KL. Owhh, this thing ader limited space ajer.... so better korang cepat. Hanya 2 more days left to book tau!

Method dia, register... bayar thru credit card. Then print coupon. Then korang kena call buat appointment yer.... ader expiry date nih.

So click below, cari iklan tu cepat. Just sharing, because I thot it is a good deal jer.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Discover Your Miracle with Lancôme Maqui Miracle

Hello and a beautiful day to you, my dearest readers,

In our daily life, be it as a fulltime mom, a working business woman, an always busy student or even lady of leisure fashionista.... we all strive our best to look presentable. As crazy our days can be, which can even put Obama to shame.... most ladies make it an effort, especially when it concerns our face, to be radiant and glowing. As even the most prettiest women on earth would be worried if she has been through hectic days, stressed out because all these will show in our face, our aura.
Normal make up will only mask our skin... whitening your skin can only do so far, until you realize deathly Cullen white isn't really healthy nor pretty looking, right?
We want beautiful skin that naturally radiates light from within.

Another woes of any lady who carries a compact in her purse is :

1.  Finding a lasting foundation. No meltdown by lunch time, pls!
2.  High SPF as our climate is slowly baking its way into our skin.
3. A natural feel, not as if we are wearing anything. It can be very uncomfortable if you can even hear your skin gasping for air because the make up is choking up pores.

So, in my recent visit to Lancome's workshop, it seems they have manage to develop Aura Bright Technologies and answering prayers to all our woes above.

The new MAQUI MIRACLE, 1st 12hour long lasting compact with SPF35/PA++. 

To understand how it works, light does not only bounces off our skin,  it also re-emits from deep within...This is where aura comes from. But if the skin is impaired with dark spots, dullness and other imperfections, the inner light may not be able to radiate to its best. Therefore Lancôme "recreates" the aura of perfect, bright skin with its Aura Bright technologies that effortlessly capture the essence of naturally bright, vibrant beauty and boost it through a dynamic interaction with light.

This is achieved by an unprecedented combination of three innovative components : Light System, Optic Blue Pigment & Optic Pink Pigment.

• Light System contributes to the diffusion of light to reveal the vibrant translucency of a fresh pure complexion.

• Optic pink pigment generates a pinkish light that corrects dullness. To allow a natural healthy looking glow.

• Optic blue pigment generates a bluish light that neutralizes yellow tones and reinforces the appearance of complexion freshness and purity.
However, to get the optimum result, the application must be correct. To assist you with this, Lancome has even come out with a special dual sponge that acts as a brush and blends, almost like a professional make up artist. To discover a perfect complexion, use it with Teint Miracle liquid foundation. 

Since aura is a subjective topic, I'll let the picture do the talking instead.

How to get this effect?

Click my video tutorial below:

So, at only RM130, beautiful easy click on case at RM55... you have instant aura in compact, on the go, any time of the day.
No surgeons or prescription required for this beautiful face. ;)
Love always,
Lin Natural Beauty Lover

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Palma Putri Apartment For SALE - Kota Damansara (SOLD)

UPDATED 8th August 2011 - SOLD
UPDATED 29th May 2011- Currently booked by buyer.


Folks, prime property for sale. Dream location in the heart of Kota Damansara.
Cepat sebelom terlambat.
Serious buyer only ye, deposit fee  required.

Type:      Apartments
Area:      Kota Damansara
Title type: Leasehold,Non bumi lot
Strata Tenure: 94
Size: 852 sq.ft.
Floor: 1st Floor, walk up apartment

Facilities:               Playground, Jogging track, 24 hour security with card access,
                             Dewan Serbaguna with indoor badminton court.
Maintenance Fee : A mere RM50 per month
Carpark:               1 unit carpark non covered, motorbike covered
                            (2nd unit - optional, chargable by management)
Address:               Palma Puteri  Seksyen 6, Kota Damansara
Room:                  3 Rooms 2 Bathroom
                            Kitchen has been extended from original design.
Accessories:         1 air-cond in living room and 1 air-cond in master bedroom.         

Furnishing: Fully Furnished (indoor house pic available upon request)

Ornaments decor, accessories NOT Included
 Other Info:
If you are looking for investment, great place to invest. Major business centre nearby, supermarket, hypermarket, gas station and major banks just 5 minutes away.
Local parks nearby with lush greeneries for your afternoon stroll.
Price property here is going up skyhigh and rocket fast.

Mc Donalds, KFC, Pizza Hut, A&W and local cuisines all nearby!
Very near to Carrefour and Giant. 5-10 minutes drive to Tesco, Sunway GIZA Mall, IKEA, The Curve, Ikano Power Center, 1 Utama, Segi College, Tropicana Medical Centre.

15 mins to Hospital Sg. Buloh.

WiFi reception good (MAXIS, WiMax)

Easy access to major highway such as NKVE, Sungai Buloh, Persiaran Surian.

Price : RM 189 000 ONLY (negotiable)

Contact Lin/Aman :013-3377 072/019-333 5842

Follow Your Dream - Mija's Fareeda 2011 Competition Moments

An fren of mine from good ol' Kemaman joined this Pencarian Model Fareeda 2011... and she won the weekly round, got a chance to try out for the semi rounds. This type of opportunity does not come by everyday, and it would be a shame to give it a pass. SO, I was fortunate enuff to be invited by her to join in her fun and witness the exciting experience!

WOW, she look stunning that day... if you are wondering, unfortunately... Mija did not won, but she really did look like a winner to me! I hope she does not mind  me sharing the cool moment during the event here in my humble blog...

Monday, March 21, 2011

L'Oreal Maqui Miracle Workshop Wiv Nuffnangers

Here's another fun event I am fortunate to join with Nuffnang. TQVM!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Jaoh di mata, dekat di hati... tribute entry.

Salam everyone.

I'm supposed to blog about sumthing else... ada dateline... TAPI
ntah mengapa aku tak der idea or ilham nak mengarang... BUT
I do have sumthing else to say.

Kawan.... Golongan penting dlm hidop yang normal...
Umor 7-12, 13-17, 18-21 ... more than half of our daily time revolves around kawan2 kita.
Dari sekolah, tuisyen siang, tuisyen mlm....
dari makmal ke DK (dewan Kuliah)...
dari dorm mate to housemate...
best galfriends..rakan tiru meniru sampai ada secret language/sign....
best friends forever...

Mostly our friendship bond akan cut off or mula slow down (if there was a curve graph I could show) when we start going off to different uni's... start working... get married....

Phone number rumah yg dulunya hafai dlm kepala pon dah lupa... sapa yang IT savvy mungkin keep in touch via Friendster (maybe dah migrate to Facebook kot)...

I love Facebook... it has managed to menemukan most of my friends dari umor 3 tahun till now. Gila kan coverage Facebook nih? Great invention..

But again, kadang kala bila lama tak jumpa after more than 15 years...
Do we get tongue tied?
Do we stumble to find words to say or start conversation?
Long awkward silence not knowing what to ask?
1 minute feels like 1 hour, moving slowly... u can't wait to get home and get on with your own life agenda

Borak sakan sampai tak ingat pukol brapa, anak.. laki dok langut pikir, bila bini aku nak balik?
Both of you guys cannot wait to tell your story of life?
Both of you have sooooo many question to ask the other person?
Hinggakan you felt as if time has quickened, you wish you stay on together just a bit more?

Time heal & mends broken heart BUT is ALSO the perfect challenge to know how true & strength of your friendship. Pernah dengar jaoh di mata, dekat di hati? Perfect peribahasa Melayu.

The truth is not how frequent you go out  for teh tarik with ur friends, it is more of a quality over quantity. Once a while meet up is juz what we need to keep the bond going.

This is a tribute entry to my ALL my good friends. I'm so privileged and honored to be friends with wonderful, lovely people like u guys. Stay in touch, through good and bad times.
Semoga panjang umor, murah rezeki dan bahagia hendak-Nya. Insyallah.

Monday, March 14, 2011

I'm invited to LANCOME Workshop by Nuffnang!!


Dapat Lin join this workhop held in L'Oreal's office esok malam.
Looking forward sangat to go... tgk2 check email, dah dapat invite email dari Nuffnang.

Nnt esok lusa kita update apa new stuff best from them...

Recipe Ginger Crab

Ginger Crab Recipe

4 ekor Ketam dah kopek cantik
telor 2 bijik (pukul n curah atas ketam, kasi gaul mesra)
salt and pepper skit
tepong jagong 1 sudu besau

Cincang Haluih-
Halia muda 2 inchi
Garlic 5 ulas

Daun bawang (part hijau potong 1inch length, part puteh hiris halus-nnt tumis skali ngan halia & garlic)
Cili padi ketok 3 biji
Cuka 1 sudu besar
Stok ayam 3 sudu besar

Cara2Nya :
1. Tumis halia, cili, garlic, part puteh daun bawang...
2. Letak cuka, nnt kluar bunyi best ala ala Iron chef
3. Campak ketam marinade, tambah stok ayam with garam n gula skit.
4. Gaol kaw kaw.. then tutop periok jap... ketam dah tukar merah, kuah pon pekot, then campak daun bawang hijau tu... Siap

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Project Make Over - Greecian Princess/Goddess

 Coolest make over project! A friend of mine was kind enuff to trust me to give her a total make over aka beauty consultant for her  husband's company grand dinner recently. I was her personal shopping assistant for a day at OneUtama & I hope she enjoyed herself as much as I did!
We sat down to discuss what/which look she wanted to go for, accessories, etc. It is always good to have a plan which both party's agrees mutually so that everybody is happy with the outcome. We look for the best price, compared with the best budget & even got a bargain for the evening bag... (unfortunately, not in pic) ..
Overall, she look incredibly regal & exudes royalty confidences with the Greecian look....

Love ya Tg! nnt kita buat lagi eh!

Untung kan? Client belanja consultant!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Healthy Snack .. For A Change (Instant Oats with Nuts & Raisins)

I know, I know... mostly the foods I post here is not very diet friendly...
What can I say, I like my food full bodied, creamy & dangerously tasty... portion in rations though.. to make sure nobody dies of coronary problems...

So, for a change... here is a healthy snack created by hubby...
Apparently if you go on looking for healthy snacks in the snack/cereal aisle in supermarkets... you'll find there loads of cereal, grains (pet food if you ask me!) mixed with dried fruits & nuts too.... You know all those muesli bars & I don't know if you notice these pet food.. sorry.... healthy snacks is quite expensive.
For a box of 4 or 6 piece is almost RM20 bucks or even more!

So, what he did was buy an instant oatmeal from the supermarket, almonds, pumpkin seed, raisins from my favorite bakery shop (Bagus KD) .. toast them up, mix 'em up..... SIAP.

Nak makan, add hot water & instant low fat powder milk with a tad of brown sugar... and there u go.... Yummy, crunchy snack! Even I, who wasn't on diet found the whole thing nice!

Bedtime Scare.... When Ur Babies Gets Their Own Bed

When their tiny babies, it is much easier to put them to sleep together in our own bed rather then their crib.
Reason is, senang tak yah susah bangun pi jauh2 nak tepok kalo they start crying or nak susu or nak juz check if they're OK.

My reason would be for the plain fun & comfort of snuggling wiv the kids.

But when it gets too crowded... & not too comfortable anymore with their constant tido buas nak mampoih....their kakis & toes goin up our noses.....  and risking either them..... or the dad falling off the bed... then you know it is enevitable to get them to sleep in a separate bed. It seems the westerners start separating the beds much earlier than us Asian... for whatever reasons....

The initial part will be tough... dealing with the crying and keeping oour will strong against their pitiful plea & whimpers.... but slowly, as it goes they will associate with their new bed.

& suddenly the usually overcrowded be is now so empty, spacious..... hmmm.... then the parents get lonely and end up making new baby... OK, terlalu fast forward plok dohh.....

But last night, there was loud crashing thunders around 4am... both kids bolted up & suddenly dah ada kat tepi aku kiri, kanan... sepantas kilat. Nak tergelak pon ader..... dalam mamun....

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Why do cake crack on top & How to prevent it

Antara masalah normal when baking cake..... kan?

Kalo makan sendiri, tak pa la ada crater besar kat kek tu... maybe buleh cover ngan icing ke...ganache ker...

But kalo nak jual? Or nak kasi tetamu ? Takkan nak slice off the top part? Kalo u all mkn tak pa, jgn buang plak.... rugi tau... best part of cake is the crust.

So, here is compilation of few websites mengenai masalah cake dome and cracks on top. For me, I dah jumpa my solutions...
My oven is about my age... which means lama dah..... And it is small oven....

So, small space and big cake (2kg)...will lead to the cake doming and cracking....

1) Distance iron heated ngan top part of the cake dekat.... causing the top part to form a crust too soon, before the whole cake finish cooking/rising.

I cover my cake mixture loosely ngan tin foil.
Jangan rapat airtight punya style plak! Nnt condensation plak.... cake ko jadi pudding plok
Then foil tu, cucuk skit ngan pisau kasi ada lubang2....
Especially when doing cheese cake... (ini petua kakak ipaq I)
Then when the cake dah full rise/masak about 3/4 done, you remove the foil so the top part crust can form without doming or cracking.

Objective here is:
making sure the heat distribution is sama rata....
making sure cake masak sekata... cake almost fully cooked before forming top crust.
Don't let the cake form top crust before cake has fully risen.

There are of course other reasons...
overmixing ... mix sampai all ingredients incorporated ajer
cold mixture telor ke susu dr fridge terus masok dlm adunan.... over masak... check ur cake when cooking, when garfu goes out clean it is cooked... turn off heat immediately, biar dlm oven
tak cukup moisture (esp in cheese cake) ....

So, kalo korang nak check out the full story untuk research, please visit link below... saya malas nak copy paste... nnt kena kata plagiarise kang weih.... but anyways.... you got to try and try... my method may not be suitable for everyone... contoh if u have a big ass Rubine oven berkuasa 100watt ke aper... then u dont have my problems of space kan? But ur cake still cracks? Ini kena check the other reasons above lah...