Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Hey, I'm On YouTube(!)

Went for a line dance party at the Taman Tun Dr Ismail Community Hall organized by the Fun Stompers line dance group 2 Saturdays ago. Wanted to blog about it but decided not to because I didn't dance very much. Spent most of the time sitting down watching my classmates have fun because I didn't know the dance steps.

I had missed quite a lot of classes lately and even though I practiced on my own, when I got onto the dance floor I suddenly experienced mental block and found myself totally it was better to sit down and enjoy the music rather than make a fool of myself bumping into other people on the dance floor and stepping on their toes (sigh).

Then I found this video of one of the dances I managed to bluff my way through...I supppose the camera-person did much editing and posted only the part where I finally caught up with the music and the dance steps after many tries...haha

That's me somewhere in front on the far left wearing black...

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

My Kids Love Eggs

Eggs have not been my kids' favourite food but lately they have taken a liking to them and have been consuming eggs daily. Mr CoolTeen likes his eggs half-boiled but Miss PreTeen likes hers sunnyside-up. She has even learnt to fry eggs for herself, and she must have one egg each for lunch and dinner everyday.

I used to buy 10 eggs each time, but nowadays I have to buy 30...and they only last for about 10 days if I don't bake, less if I do. At this rate I might have to start rearing hens soon...!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Hot Weather

The weather has been REALLY hot and dry these few days, and after allowing my clean clothes to pile up in the laundry basket I finally decided to iron them. I usually dread ironing clothes because I would get all hot and sweaty...and I used to laugh at my hubby for switching on the air cond to iron clothes but now I find myself doing the same thing!

I remember it was also quite hot when we visited Singapore's Sentosa Island last year and guess what I saw...a cave with air conditioning!

(the cave was man-made, of course)

Friday, April 24, 2009



My sis-in-law told me she likes this new Butterscotch bread from Gardenia because she could just eat it plain without having to spread any butter or jam on it. So I thought I would just buy it to says on the packaging REALLY, REALLY, REALLY GOOD!!! but I think that's a bit over-rated. I give it a thumbs up but I find it a little too sweet and I am one person who loves sweet bread and pastries. Hmm...maybe 2 REALLY's would be enough...

Monday, April 20, 2009

Mini Durians


It's durian season again! A friend brought durians to church yesterday....

very, very little ones...

which he picked up at the base of a durian tree. He said he even tried opening them, but inside are just tiny little seeds with no durian flesh.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Teen Speak

Saw this in the newspapers a few days ago....with all the abbreviations used in sms nowadays, maybe this will be how we moms communicate with our teenagers in the future?

from Zits by Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman

Monday, April 13, 2009

Almost A Sports Car

I have always wanted to own and drive a sports car...but somehow that wish has never come true. It's not practical for a mom to have a 2-door car when I have to ferry my kids here and there everyday. So I supppose the next best thing would be to transform my little 1000cc car into a sporty car. I've changed my shock absorbers 2 months ago so that the ride is more comfortable. And I have always been very dissatisfied with my mousy-sounding car horn (it goes "beep") and yesterday I had it changed to a louder, more intimidating blare (more like: Honk! Honk! Get out of my way!)

Also changed my steering wheel...

Hmm...maybe sports rims next??

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Durian Wrinkle Cream


Saw this in The Star newspapers there's even a wrinkle reducing eye cream made from durian cells! What will be next...ciku face mask, nangka moisturiser or rambutan face wash perhaps?

I haven't seen or tested the actual product but I wonder if the cream has that aroma that we Malaysians are so familiar with? Hmm, I wonder if applying fresh durian to the eye area would work just as well...anyone care to try?

Monday, April 6, 2009

Charcoal Bun

I was at Sungai Long yesterday and I was looking for something to buy for supper. Usually hubby and I will have some cake or pastry and milo before going to bed (and I wonder why I can't seem to lose the extra fat round my tummy...haha!) There are 2 bakeries there - King's and the other one is called Venice (have you noticed that quite a number of bakeries are named after places round the world? New Zealand Confectionery, Sydney Cake House, La Manila...).

I saw this rather unappetizing bun at Venice Cake House...the label says 'Charcoal Bun'.
Being an adventurous person where food is concerned, I bought one to try. It is actually some kind of Japanese bun with a generous amount of red bean filling....tastes great, but I keep getting the feeling that I am eating mouldy bread because the outside is black and the inside is dark gray. This is definitely something a person should eat while blindfolded! (hubby would definitely NOT eat it no matter how good it tastes!)

Sunday, April 5, 2009

New Favourite Song

While driving the other day, I heard this song on the radio for the first time...The Climb sung by Miley Cyrus. I'm not a fan of Miley Cyrus but I fell in love with this song the very first time I heard it. Ever heard songs where a great melody gets overpowered by awful lyrics or the other way round? Well, in this song the melody and lyrics blend beautifully, and best of's inspiring. Anyway, here's the video from Youtube...

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Matching Rings

For most married couples, the wedding band is worn for the first time on their wedding day and never taken off ever again...or until they put on weight and the ring doesn't fit anymore. My other half and I have this rather unusual tradition of changing our wedding rings every few years to keep up with the trend...we don't fancy wearing a wedding band with an outdated design...maybe it's our way of trying to stay young (haha)

I remember a few years ago we were at Poh Kong trying out a few wedding rings and the latest trend then was the white gold rings (which are rather common now). We asked the manager if we could trade them in after a few years and he thought that we had some screws loose in the head!

Manager: "Where got people trade in their wedding rings one?" (roughly translated from Cantonese)

We used to buy gold rings, but now stainless steel rings are in fashion and since they are so cheap we have quite a number of matching pairs.

The latest ones in our collection.

These ones are our favourite...paua shell rings bought in New Zealand for just 4 NZ dollars each (about 10 Ringgit)