Saturday, May 30, 2009

Update update

my manik blogspot is updated with my latest work. pimped my old baju kurung haha.

am getting ready for a grand sale opening of batek boutique at Bukit Tinggi, Klang. supporting a good friend of ours with his new business. will update more on this later.

berjaya pujuk Hubby dearest utk shopping spree hehe. well...a girl needs her therapy once in a while, right?

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Aduh...teringin nye!

waduh...teringin btol di hati ini nak join kelas ini dari sifu terkemuka tanah air. tapi hubby sanggup ke berpisah dgn i selama seharian? keskeskes. takde member dekat2 sini yg minat beading la plak kan.

pastu teringin jugak nak masuk kelas andaman. tapi blom jumpe lg yg berkenan di hati.

hmm...macam2 teringin nak buat. tapi macam kesempitan waktu aje. minggu ni sehingga Jun setiap weekend dah penuh schedule jemputan kawen. tak pegi kang rasa tak syok la plak kan.

ade sesapa nak join saye tak utk kelas menjahit manik?

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Changes

OK if you ever notice, I've transferred all my blog links into the blog list format where it will display those blogs with recently updated. Reason? I'll just click on the blogs with updates setan keji tak aku? sbb I'm too lazy to click on a link with no updates. Oleh itu, marilah kita beramai-ramai updates our blogs okieh? rindu

note 1: why can't I adjust the size of my post eh?
note 2: Hubby complaint today his previous comments doesn't show in this blog. how come eh?

Monday, May 25, 2009

BBQ Buffet Dinner Royalé Style


There is no special occasion for this family dines out. We chose The Royale Bintang, Damansara as the venue as mom has a complimentary voucher for 2pax. We had a very high expectation on this event.

We arrived at The Royale around 9PM. We were ushered to The Terrace by the manager on duty. The setup of the outdoor venue is very nice. We took some pictures before we settled for the food.

The appetizer: Pumpkin soup and western & traditional salads.
The BBQ menu: Raw chicken fillet, lamb, beef fillet, otak-otak, oyster, vegetables & sausage
The side menu: Spaghetti with tomato sauce, Herbal rice, corn.
The dessert: Assorted cakes & fruit cocktail.

My review?


The food selection: I think they could have done better with providing more selection of foods to the guests.
The BBQ service: Poor that lonely cook. He has to cater to everyone’s demand. I just think the hotel should provide pre-cook meats rather than raw meats to cut down on guests’ waiting time. We have to wait for our satay more than one hour. That is after a few attempt to acknowledge the manager on their poor service.
The waiter service: Very poor. At one time, you could see no waiter on the floor. A guest has to serve his own drink himself. The replenishment of foods is also very poor. The desserts were left un-refill for more than one hour.
Overall service: I would say very poor. There are a few managers on duty that night. But you can hardly find one on the floor attending to guests.



The service is very poor we had to send our own chef to help on the grill :) See the picture above to believe it haha...


My tak-puas-hati face while waiting for our satay.

If you ask me, I would say this would be the last time we dine-in at The terrace.

Hotel fact: The Royale Bintang Damansara

Standing elegantly in Mutiara Damansara, The Royale Bintang Damansara offers its guests a truly luxury and exceptional service in this outstanding hotel. Ideally adjacent to the renowned Curve, Malaysia’s first lifestyle pedestrian shopping mall and the largest cineleisure centre. IKEA home Furnishing Store and Ikano Power Centre are just a short stroll away.

Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) is a mere 30 minutes via the North-South Express Way Centre Link and 15 minutes to Kuala Lumpur Sentral. Kuala Lumpur city centre is only 20 minutes via the Sprint Highway or Damansara Puchong Highway. Daily complimentary coach shuttle service is available, to and fro, from The Curve to The Royale Bintang Kuala Lumpur.

Soft lighting, contemporary wood furnishing and gentle décor provide ambient relaxation in the hotel’s 145 luxurious guestrooms and suites including Executive Suites, Family Suites, Club Studio, Deluxe and Superior rooms. All rooms are fully equipped with every modern amenity to ensure and relaxing stay.

Restaurant fact: The Terrace

Adjacent to the hotel, the Garden Terrance is designed for guest with preference for an outdoor venue. It features wide open spaces with an informal setting. The covered section has a cascading waterfall that lends a cool and serene ambience. Lush greenery spread along the walls complete the mood. This venue, facing the Curve shopping mall, provides an alternative dining experience for guests. We also served afternoon tea daily and BBQ dinner on weekends.

Operational Hours: Afternoon Tea : 3.00 pm to 6.00 pm
Satay Kajang : 6.00 pm to 10.30 pm
BBQ Dinner (Sat & Sun) : 6.00pm to 10.30pm

Sneak Peek: Lingkaran Rossette

Here is the sneak peek to my latest beading work...

Stay tune for the complete work...

Next Entry: Review on BBQ buffet royale style

Stay tuned!!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Flava' Roast Family Series

KFC Flava' Roast Family Series

Yesterday, we had our dinner at KFC while waiting for a friend of mine. We couldn't remember when was the last time we step foot at KFC. There seems to be a new addition to the menu: The Flava' Roast Series. So Hubby and I were very keen on trying these new flava'. He had the Flava' Roast Wings and I had the Flava' Roast Burger.


The Flava' Roast Wings comes with 4 pieces of lip-smacking wings serves with cheese potato wedges, regular tangy coleslaw and regular carbonated drink. The meal looks very small even Hubby had a doubt he will be full after eating it. But he did let me know that the wings tastes yummylicious.

The Flava' Roast Burger comes with tender roasted chicken fillet burger topped with pepper mayonnaise (yummy!) serves with fun (french?) fries and carbonated drink. Since I'm on diet, I exchange my carbonated drink to ice lemon tea. And I also exchange my fries to Hubby's coleslaw hehe.

The taste? Super yummylicious. The chicken tastes almost the same as any other bbq roasted chicken at food mall that is served with chicken rice hehe. All I can say is, you gotta have it. like NOW! while stocks last hehe...

p/s: I wonder how am I supposed to pronounce Flava' with the apostrophe? Flavak? or simply Flava?

Monday, May 18, 2009

Go Kart Race

Date: 18/5/09
Venue:
Kelab Komuniti Taman Tasik Cyberjaya
Event: MOF Go-Kart Race

Exciting event. Full of action. Most of the racers are first-timer. So you can expect all kind of accidents in the track.

edited by author:
To dearest Hubby, happy 16th months anniversary!! I love u!!
Damn, I almost forgot today is our anniversary. TQ daisypath for the reminder

Cuti-cuti Malaysia

So, I was stricken with high fever since Wednesday. My temperature was 39.9C. Doc put me on MC for 2 days. So I got a very long weekend hehe. But Thursday and Friday were spent on the bed. Couldn't do nothing else except to just sleep.

On Friday evening, mom called to let us know the gang is going down to PD as mom will be having a meeting there. Mom offered us to join since she booked extra room for the night. When I first heard about the venue, I got a little bit excited I felt like a normal person again haha. Who can say no to
The Legend Water Chalet?

The Legend Water Chalets is located along the coastal stretch of Port Dickson in
Negeri Sembilan on the west coast of Malaysia. The Resort consists of 280 unique
sea front resort rooms and 112 service suites facing the Straits of Malacca.



I have been dreaming of going to this place since last year. So like a dream come true. We spent 1 night there. Although it was a short stay, we really enjoyed the ambience and tranquility of the area. I didn’t get to try the swimming pool. Next time, perhaps. Hubby, lil bro and I stayed at the
Executive Water Chalet while mom and dad stayed at the Premium Water Chalet. Our room has separate standing shower and bath tub with little privacy hehe. The rooftop of the standing shower can be opened so you can choose to take ur bath under the lighting of the sun. The bathroom area also came with solid glass panel for viewing the sea beneath the floor. The only draw back was the choices of buffet breakfast. I was looking forward to a grand selection of menus just like any other 4 or 5 stars hotels would offer. But alas, the breakfast is almost the same as 3 stars hotels could offer.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

PMI3


picture from PMI3
Hubby: Pesta Malam Indonesia nanti ada blablabla (while reading to me the list of performers)
Me: Dekat mane?
Hubby: Bukit Jalil
Me: Huh easily accessible by all the pekerja kontrak. Sure pening kepala nanti

Sian Hubby. I know that this is his thing. I would love to join him but I'm actually a claustrophobic. Kalo i pegi pon, it won't be an enjoyable day/night for me. Tapi dearest Hubby, if you have a gang to go with, I'm willing to 'let you go' for the day hehe.

p/s: oh tersangat panas lately sampai daku berasa pening kepala bila di bawah jemuran sang mentari. kesan pemanasan global kah?
p/s: i'm in need of a new swimsuit. should i go for a killer one? or just an OK one?

3 days after 26 years

I'm 26 already? Man...i feel old...NOT! haha
TQ everyone for all the best wishes
Gwe terharu banget!
My dad was the first to wish me...at 12:33AM i tell you
He never fails to do that...every single year
Totally anak abah...haha


Hubby treats me a birthday dinner at Manhattan Fish Market
Since i'm still working on my diet, i insist he bought only 1 meal
To be shared together...romantik tak? hahaThen off we went for a shopping spree

I've always wanted a green outfit
Pusing punya pusing...only one outfit that caught my attention
So Hubby, i believe you still owe me a pair of stilettos and another outfit
Rite? :) Friday cuti replacement for Wesak Day
Kitorg turun ke Pertama...amek baju raya
Yeay dah siap!
Green lagik haha

Bulan 6 ni siap another 2 pairs
Oh yea...this weekend is full with aktiviti rewang di kampung
Letih banget! especially dgn my current health condition

On the other hand...Happy Mother's Day to my dearest mom!
And to all the mommies out there!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Newer look

Hmm...came out with my own banner
And white skin
Suci dan bersih
But the images are a bit blur
Have to consult the expert (aka hubby dearest)

edited:
wow! hubby's the expert
first he told me...i used powerpoint to create the banner then save it jpeg. and i'm like...damn! how did he figured that out. oh yeah...i saved the ppt on his desktop. d-uh!!
then he told me...he's corrected my banner. wow! u'r the man Akamaru-chan! :)
i love u!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

New look

a bit childish i think
but it works for now
plus it's free
teruja tengok ramai orang dah guna template from TCBOTB
first terperasan dr boutique kak aina
then a few more
so i decided to give it a try
will not be a permanent skin i think
until i find a more suitable one


amacam? OK ke?

Taburan Piramid Beriring Mutiara

Manik dibuat hanya di lengan.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Taburan Dahlia di Hari Jadimu

Bead work for my SIL. She didn't specify what kind of design she wanted. She only wanted the sleeves of the baju kurung to be a little bit heavy so it won't 'terjongket ke atas'. So I did this design. Scattered design may look simple but it is the most tedious work. I do hope she will like it.

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To my dearest Elle bebeh...happy birthday to you!! Bila nak double date lagi? keskeskes...
Thank you so much for being the bestest fren that I've ever had!
Muahs!!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Under the sea, shall we?

We’ve been talking about getting ourselves a new camera. My choice would be any SLR type of camera because I adore people with SLR (like Kay haha). But he prefers point & shoot type of camera. His reason is simple. SLR is too big and heavy so it would be difficult for us who love light traveling. Besides, the sharp pictures can come from SLR or point & shoot camera provided we have the skill to capture and edit the picture. Yeah so I do have to agree to his view. After all he’s the Mr. Gadget of the family. But we did agree on one thing. The camera should be shock & waterproof. We have 2 options to choose from: (1) Olympus μ Tough 8000 and (2) Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT1. We opt for the second choice because Lumix beats μ Tough at the design (and maybe a few specs but who am I to talk about specs haha).

Last Saturday, before Zatil’s wedding, we stopped by at Alamanda hoping to score ourselves the Lumix. Unfortunately, Lumix is still unavailable at that area. They only have μ Tough to offer us. So we decided to rush down to KL after the wedding. Soon we found ourselves wondering around Sg Wang/ Low Yat scouting around for the camera. At last, we found a shop that has the Lumix on display. Ahh it’s like falling in love for the first time. So we wasted no more time and bought the silver Lumix. Hubby worked his charm to get the gorilla-pod for FOC instead of the normal tripod (He’s been eyeing for the gorilla-pod since forever).

Oh can’t wait to put the camera on heavy test, under the sea :)


Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT1: Specifications
Audio
• Built-in microphone: Yes
Battery
• Battery Charger: AC Adapter
Camera
• Optical sensor: CCD
• Megapixels: 12.1 megapixels
• Light sensitivity: Auto ISO, ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO 1600
• LCD display size: 2.7 inch, 230K pixels
• Burst mode: 2.3 fps
• Flash type: Built-in
• Flash mode: Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
• Optical zoom: 4.6 x
• Focal length: 28-128mm (35mm equivalent)
• Focus range: Normal: 30cm - infinity. Macro / Intelligent AUTO : Wide 5cm / Tele 30cm – infinity
• Shutter speed: 8-1/1300 sec
Connectivity
• PC Connection: USB, HDMI
General
• Camera Type: Digital compact
• Dimensions (H x W x D): 63.1 x 96.3 x 23 mm
• Weight: 162.5 g
Other
• Software: PhotofunStudio
• Accessories: Battery Charger, Battery Pack, Battery Carrying Case, Lens Cap, Lens Cap Strap, AV & USB Cables, Strap, CD-ROM
Still images
• Still image format: JPEG
• Still image resolution (max): 4000 x 3000 pixels
Storage
• Storage type(s): Secure Digital High Capacity
• Internal memory: MB
Video
• Video capture format(s): AVI (Motion JPEG)
• Video capture resolution(s): 1280 x 720 pixels
• Video capture speed: 30 fps

More reading:
1. Dpreview.com
2. Let’s Go Digital