Friday, May 31, 2013

Banana & chocolate muffins

Have been wanting to bake something since ages but time isn't enough. 
Finally decided to those ditch lazy bugs in me the other day and managed to bake something for myself and the family! *hooray*

However, don't expect something big as this is just a simple bakes. But hey, better than none right? ^_*

Here's the ingredients:

3 large bananas
280g plain flour
3 tspn baking powder
1 tspn baking soda
1/2 tspn salt
100g brown sugar 
1 large egg, lightly beaten
50ml condensed milk 
75g unsalted butter
70g chocolate chips

And the steps:
  1. Pre-heat oven to 180'C. Meanwhile line the muffin pans with paper muffin cases.
  2. Melt the butter and let it cool, set aside.
  3. Sieve flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together into a mixing bowl. Mix in the chocolate chips. Set aside. 
  4. Peel the bananas and mash with a fork in a bowl. Add in brown sugar, egg, milk and melted butter. Mix until well combined.
  5. Pour ingredients step 4 into step 3. Gently fold all the ingredients to form a wet batter with a spatula. Stir gently and mix until the flour are incorporate into the batter. Be careful not to over mix the batter. 
  6. Spoon batter into paper muffin cases. Bake for 20mins until muffins turn golden brown. Can test with a toothpick by inserting into the centre of the muffin, it should comes out clean.
(Told you it's easy, everyone can bake!)

Ready to bake!

Waiting waiting~

And here's the end results! I have made 2 batches and am very satisfied! 
Perfect for my tea time ;)

Weekend is here, am heading North for a short trip tomorrow. 
Til then, have a fruitful weekend! <3

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

A beautiful gathering

Attended a friend's wedding reception over the weekend and with this, I can say almost all my friends in the gang are married. Haha xD

Hubs and I decided not to bring Aden along, reason being is we'll be super busy looking after this naughty boy during the whole dinner. He isn't walking but he loves to climb up from the high chair nowadays, even his favorite snacks can't do the trick to make him sit still. So we left him at home with MIL.

上周六出席了朋友Emelyn的婚宴,就酱我们一班里差不多都娶/嫁得7788咯!呵呵~ (怎么听起来感觉我们都老了?!)
原本我打算带Aden一起去的不过老公就say no。过后想想也好啦,难得两公婆去拍拖,可以喝喝小酒 因为现在的Aden已经是坐不静了,就连最爱的mam mam也拿他没办法,就是很爱从椅子爬起来! 我很怕到时跟他 bo eng,搞到自己很狼狈。我家Aden就是那么调皮,已经开始discipline 他了,不过或许他还小吧?>.<

Dinner was at Soon Lee restaurant. Sorry folks no food picts this time, only got menu, haha! I found myself getting lazier to shoot food picts. Moreover, I am getting bored of the menu served by this restaurant =_=


With hubs! 

Other couples... All also din't bring their kids along, same reason as me! =)


好难得和好友妈咪们拍照!还记得我们以前都经常酱拍个不停。。后来一个两个都有孩子了,见面时就抱着宝宝一起拍照(那也要很快手要不然宝宝们肯定吵),当然这种感觉很温馨不过我还挺怀念这样的我们,难得双手一轻阿!哈哈 xD

Photo with the pretty bride, Emelyn

My bestie Annie! It's been a while since we last taken a proper photo together!

Since we no need to carry our babies in our hands, must grab the chance to take photos!

So you see this wedding dinner is mainly on taking photos and chit chatting, more than savoring the food, hehe...

Lastly 2 more camwhoring photos of myself, since I have my make up on~ Ever since the arrival of Aden I hardly put on my make up, only on certain occasions like this... Luckily my make up skill is still ok, LOL!

附上自恋照,难得有化妆嘛~ 自从有了Aden我出街都很少化妆咯,有也只是淡妆而已。还好都还会化,哈哈!

Do I look like I'm 22? Haha xD

Monday, May 27, 2013

Movie Review: Fast & Furious 6

Image source

Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster, Gal Gadot, Luke Evans

Have been anticipating for this ever since I finished watching the 5th installment! Similar to the previous installment, Dom (Vin Diesel) and his crew are helping Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) to catch the big evil team, leaded by Shaw (Luke Evans).
But I'm slightly disappointed at the ending...
(Note: spoiler ahead)

My favorite cool girl (Gisele) dies in the end, as she is trying to save his boy friend Han :(
But then, nothing is perfect in life la right? We cannot always expect a happy ending.

And the part when Dom jumps (or should I say flies?) and trying to catch Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) at the bridge, I'm sure many would think it's too exaggerated! 

But other than that, I love how the story goes a bit twist and turn, and not forget to mention, the hilarious moves and conversation, especially from the big black guy, Roman (Tyrese Gibson) ^^
As for the bad guy, Shaw, I personally think he is hot! Hehe...

And the most exciting part of the whole movie, the appearance of my all-time favorite actor, Jason Statham towards the end! Now it makes me so looking forward to part 7!!! ;)

Rate: 8/10

Friday, May 24, 2013

To the weekend!

It's a long weekend! I bet most of you are enjoying your day off now =)
Will be slightly busy this weekend so I shall see you all next week!

Showing you how my boy started his floor exercise/split lately =_="

Happy Wesak Day and have a fabulous weekend! <3

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Braised pork knuckle with black vinegar/猪脚醋


Was browsing through my old posts and I came across this post, a compilation of confinement food I had last year.

My favorite confinement food! Actually this is my all time favorite la!


回想起坐月时,其实还满‘享受’的。大部分东西都是坐月婆搞定,我也有很伟大的借口吩咐老公做这做那,而他也没办法 say no,哈哈!我的任务就是像头牛努力哺乳和挤奶 xD



I ate a lot of this dish during my 40 days of confinement and I even request the aunty to cook more. I can finish a bowl of it with just plain rice, it taste like heaven! 
And now, I'd also request my MIL or my mum to cook it once a while =)

Obviously this is just a filler post as I am running outta topics to blog, hehe.

p/s: 补充一下,这篇很明显是我无聊没东西写而生的,并没有暗示什么蛤。。:p

Monday, May 20, 2013

Fabula Collagen Max Bright

To be honest, I have been taking care of my skin inside out since years ago. And ever since I became a mother, I spend even more times, effort (and money) on my skin. Well you know, lots of physical and mental changes happened after childbirth (if only you can understand), plus as age is catching up (I hope I don't sound too old :p), things are obviously unlike last time.

打从在念大学期间我就很注重自己的皮肤保养了,虽说一开始我的肌肤也没什么大问题(ehem, 清清喉咙)不过所谓世上没有丑女人,只有懒女人,保养要趁早才有效嘛(哪个女人不爱美呢? )

Collagen drinks hit the market some times ago and initially I was skeptical because it's something we drink into our bodies and I am not sure about the side effects it will give. 
But one day I was at a local pharmacy stocking up my health supplements and I took the chance to ask the pharmacist what is it so good about collagen drinks and is it really safe to consume? I know I am asking the right person, but could also be the wrong person because she'll surely tell me it is good and safe to consume because she wants to do business wert! xD

我想到今天为止大家都知道collagen drinks,胶原蛋白养颜补品。不过市面上实在有太多的牌子了!起初我对collagen drinks还有点质疑因为如果是外敷的产品还好,不过如果是喝/吃进身体的呢还是小心选择较好。个人很怕死 (=p),很怕这些产品会喝出什么反效果来。后来请教了一个药剂师(是我爸的朋友)才对collagen drinks有了解。

Anyway, there're just so many brands in the market and I have no ideas which is good. The pharmacist recommended me Fabula, it's from Japan and it also has berry essence which is good for our eyes.

Fabula collagen max bright, it is rich in Japan collage peptide (a type of protein) and berry essence. The gorgeous Lynn Lim (local tv host & actress) is the ambassador and has written testimonial about this product.
本地艺人+ 靓妈林佩盈都有介绍过,甚至还是代言人呢。

All ingredients and elements in the bottle is essential to build a more radiant and healthier skin, most importantly is it helps in anti aging and wrinkles, which is the greatest enemy for us ladies.

10 bottles in a box, and free 2 bottles now! Retailed at RM 160 but I bought it at RM 120. 3 days per bottle or 2 days per half the bottle before breakfast, so one box can last up til 36 days.
我买的时候有优惠 (现在应该也有),原本一盒10瓶再附送2瓶,RM 120。每3天一瓶早上空腹喝,所以一盒能够喝足36天。

50ml per bottle. If you ask me how it taste like, erm, slight sourish but also filled with berries flavor. Smells a bit fishy but tolerable to me.

I have finish a box and am now consuming the 2nd box (almost finish also). So is it effective you ask? To be honest, yes. I did feel that my skin is smoother, and not so prone to whiteheads anymore. I started to love this brand of collagen drinks and will continue to consume. 
I believe with proper external and internal care of the skin, everyone can be beautiful. I will be 30 next year (actually I am 30 already according to the lunar calendar) but it doesn't matter, I still wanna be a super mum! ;)


Here's the recent me, taken after we have done our family photo shooting, my son already KO in the car while we were on the way back home, hehe.

p/s: All reviews above are my sincere and personal opinions, and this is not an advertorial, I am not paid for this review =)
Fabula collagen max bright is available at all leading pharmacies, Watsons and Guardian.


Sunday, May 19, 2013

Aden boy: 1y1w

Yes, Aden boy is 1 year 1 week old now ;)


To be honest, his face doesn't change much compared to new born time (except for being chubbier la!) Majority still says he looks more like his dad, well hubs and I have no idea actually, haha xD
But it doesn't matter la, as long as he's healthy and happy.
大多数人都说他像爸爸。。Hmm 像谁都好,他永远都是爹地妈咪的心肝!

Loves water as usual, bath time have been increases to twice daily (sometimes thrice, blame the crazy hot weather!), and had started to train him to brush teeth since he was 11 months old and now he knows (actually I think he just wanna bite that toothbrush LOL!)
Bath time is super hard these days cause he won't sit still in the bathtub anymore, loves exploring the floor, touch the toilet bowl and etc, poor mummy has to chase after him, also having a hard time putting on his clothes >.<
现在要帮他洗澡换衣换尿片实在不容易!超好动顽皮的!!不过没办法啦,这是必经的阶段,我只好当着是在家里的一个小运动~ (人人都说好动是好事来的!)

If the weather is good I'll give him a walk in his stroller around the house compound, and waiting for daddy to come home from work. Dare not go around the neighborhood by myself as it's quite quiet here, and I'm scared of bad guys! (I am very kiasi one)

Develops a trend these days, as mentioned in the photo shooting post. I called it Iron Man hands, haha xD
At 1 year old, Aden understands some simple instructions like clap hands, bye, high 5, fish & cat (there're fish and cat stickers on the wall in the room), zha zhi kok (don't know how to translate that, it's the action of open and close his hands) and etc. He's not talking, yet. But blabbers a lot, apart from the favorite mam mam and nen nen, we often hear him says gi go gi go and gao gao (I have no ideas what that means :P). He is trying to talk a lot lately, I guess he's in the process of learning to speak already.
自上个月开始Aden就更爱说话了,每天都说不一样的宝宝语言,我们是听不懂啦,而且有时候觉得很吵咧,不过又觉得很可爱 ^^

Aden is not walking yet also. Can stand independently for a few seconds though. I really look forward to the day when he'd start taking his first steps! Already bought him a pair of comfy shoes, just the matter of time to put them on ;) 
But well, I believe certain things are fated so I am not forcing him to walk, or talk. Fingers crossed at the moment!

Loves to push stuff since he was about 11 months old. Chairs, boxes, toys and basically everything within his reach. He might be a small boy but his hands are strong, seriously. He can move the chair a little bit while I am sitting on it, I am not exaggerating! 

Still loves to pull our hair and bite us! Everyone in the family also kena already, I always get small bruises on my arms and thighs, well, starting to get used to it now :(

Latest talent is showing us his ugly faces (very drama king), I wonder does he knows pain? He'd scratch or pull his face/hairs harshly!

Blow him bubbles and he is amazed! Love his expressions, he even tries to catch and chase after the bubbles~

On a side note, something has been bothering me for months. Aden will cry/scream during his sleep every night without fail. Initially I tried to ignore (cause I am very exhausted by the end of the day) but he seems to cry even louder. Daytime naps seems ok, it only happens at night. I have learnt it might be night terror. Though pacifier works most of the times, I am still searching for better solutions for him to sleep calmly and soundly. But according to most mummies, it's a phase most babies will go through, guess I'll have to hang in there and wait til Aden pass this phase :(
But I do appreciate if you have some opinions on this matter.


That's all I can think of so far, it's 12am and my battery is low, time to get it charging! Shall come back with more of Aden soon!


Thursday, May 16, 2013



上次在韩国败回来的美容品大部分都是UGB牌子。虽然自己对美容牌子有研究不过UGB我还是第一次听到。在旅游第4天导游有送我们一份UGB样品(很厉害,可以顺便帮UGB打广告),里面有面膜一片,一小包润肤霜(aqua cream)和peeling gel。当晚就用了觉得不错,所以有打算去shopping时买一些回家。


在UGB柜台买到的产品有:(左到右)rejuvenate eye cream,peeling gel, bb cream, collagen mask, nuganic hydro gel eye & spot patch, nuganic o2 bubble foam.

Rejuvenate eye cream,送的。我每次买眼霜最主要的是能对付眼袋问题。自从顾宝宝以后睡眠不足,眼袋真的一天比一天深阿!黑眼圈也找上门了!所以真的要好好照顾眼睛周围的皮肤。还没正式开来用,不过感觉会不错。

Peeling gel,也是它们热门的产品之一。可以彻底清洁皮肤去除脸上的污垢。


BB cream,还没开来用所以没什么好分享 :p

主角来啦!Collagen facial mask. 我买的一盒有8片,一片大概8块左右。有淡淡的人参味,还有闻了很舒服的花香,我大爱这个!整片面膜就是很湿很重,有满满的胶原!大家都知道胶原蛋白的好处就是保持肌肤有弹性和年轻嘛!(真正就是我现在所需的啦!)


Nuganic hydro gel eye & spot patch (好长的名字),也是大爱。一罐里总共有90片眼膜,就是说可用30次。中间那圆圆的是敷在额头中间的,或者可以敷在嘴角那里防止法令纹,又或者脸上有什么斑点也可以敷, 味道很清香!

最后有这个,O2 bubble foam, 也是Nuganic的。颜色就不怎么好看,味道也还好罢了(个人买美容产品很注重味道一下,呵呵),不过满好用,涂在脸上按摩一下就会起泡泡了,一点点就够了。


由于年纪关系所以我很勤力的在保养皮肤。。有时是很累很懒惰不过为了要靓,多懒惰都不能忽略保养这一块。我要做靓妈嘛~ :p



Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Our first family photoshoot

If you are friend with me in FB, you've probably seen this batch of outdoor shooting. If you're not, here's what we have taken 2 weeks ago =)

My initial planned date is 12th May (I din't aware it is Mother's Day that time), reason being is I want to wait til Aden is 1-year-old in order to take the photos. But the photographer is occupied and she is also busy for the following Sunday, I am left with either 27th April or end of May already. 

End up, we got to agree with 27th April (which is slightly too early) as end of May is quite late for me.

Best time for photo shooting is before 10am or in the evening (but hubby prefers morning), I did my best but by the time I am done with Aden and after breakfast, it was already 10+ when we reached the place. So you can imagine how hot it is!

而这次的拍摄我找了当时帮我拍孕照的同一个摄影师,Bayz Beh,有兴趣的可以去她的面书看看吧!
Bayz 提议可以去 Bukit Merah 拍摄,因为太平好像没什么特别的地方了~

由于老公做工关系所以我们只能选在星期日。虽然起得早不过摸到来都10点出头了!到了Bukit Merah已经是很热了,人潮也不少。加上快到Aden睡觉时间所以我们赶紧把照片拍完~


Alright, enough crapping, here's some photos I have picked to share with you~

1. Venue is at Bukit Merah Laketown park, it's a recreation park somewhere 10 minutes car ride from Taiping. The photographer is Bayz Beh, the same girl who shot my maternity photos last year ;)

2. It was a hot Sunday and quite a lot of people there. We try to make the photo shooting as quick as possible.

3. Since it was too hot, we decided to have the photo shooting under the shed, the drawback is photos might be slightly dark, so have to depends on the photographer's skills to edit the photos.

4. Will develop this into 8R-sized and frame it up. 

5. 这天小瓜不懂怎么了心情不大好。所以很多照片都拍不到他笑。。哎好可惜! 

6。原本打算在5月12号拍结果摄影师没空,在种种原因下唯有把日期提前,因为订得太急了所以我也没时间准备心目中想要的道具,也来不及瘦身 T_T

7. Due to the sudden change of date and limited time frame, I have not enough time to prepare the props I initially wanted. Only managed to grab whatever at home and DIY a bit. I don't even have enough time to lost more weight.... >.< 

8. But at least in the end I managed to use all the props on Aden ;) Too many might cause the pictures to look not so natural already, according to the photographer. 

9. I chose white clothing for the 3 of us as white tends to match with outdoor shooting.

10. Due to the hot weather and it was near to Aden's nap time, he started to become cranky, so there're only a few photos of him smiling, too bad....... 

 11。小瓜近这1-2月来就很喜欢无端端酱 'kek',家里每个人都摸不着头绪为什么。有时会kek到很用力,脸很红。。*晕*

12。His weight din't increase much since these 2 months, somewhere about 10kg now. But still feeling tired if carrying him for too long. 

13. 这张看到我好像怀孕4个月了哈哈!是角度问题啦,相信我!=) 

14. We might look relax in the photos but actually it's quite tough and tiring as we need to keep Aden entertained.... Haha. 

15. 这罐泡泡到今天都还没用完。。呵呵~ 

16. There's nothing up there, just wanna make some effects only, haha! 

17: Daddy OS: Aden 你怎么都不笑? 

18. Aden being stingy on his smiles. 

19. 摄影师要求老公单手抱起Aden不过老公怕他乱动跌下来所以还是用另一只手撑着~ 

20. Loves to show this pose now, I called it Iron Man hands, haha! 

21. Kiss kiss for our precious! 

22. The best position to pull daddy's hair xD 

23. See, told you he wasn't in a good mood. But I find this picture quite cute, teehee~ 

24. 有妈咪在所以才不哭~ 


26。Aden: Am I cool?

27. Sunglasses and tie provided by the photographer. I did bought a tie for Aden but since this red polka dots tie looks better, we used it instead. 

28. Love this but daddy's shoes spoil the picture a little bit =_= 

29. 原本打算是我俩拿着框结果小瓜也用手来拿着,哈哈。这样的效果蛮好笑的~ 
Aden framed himself xD

30. Luckily managed to find a cake at a local cake shop a day before the photo shoot. I do not want anything too special/big, cause will only use it for photo shooting purpose. 

31. Aden: I am one now! (Idea inspired from an online source ^^) 

32. Started to get very cranky so have to use hand phone to calm him down, but that also lasted for a while only. 

33. 这蛋糕跟着我们几个小时了才派上用场。。 

34。小瓜会喂我们食物. 不过也是看心情啦,有时是自己吃下去了才空手喂我们 =_=' 

35. Nom nom nom~ 

36. Last but not least! Loves the outcome of the cream on our faces~  

Needless to say it was a tiring event, plus the hot weather all of us became sweaty and thirsty. But luckily the outcomes are nice, these photos are actually 80% near my expectation. I appreciate Bayz's effort as it wasn't easy shooting my uncooperative son. 
Am now waiting for the album to be done and add into my collection of memory!

Til then, I hope you enjoy watching the photos as much as I do! ^_*