Friday, 27 February 2015

First Meal

Today I'm very proud of myself, I cooked the first ever meal for the family, hubby and parents-in-law.

MIL has been busy baby sitting her grandchildren at my brother-in-law's place and to ease her burden I came up with the brilliant idea to cook.

As I was watching Pinocchio Korean Drama, I kept drooling over the flashing image of abalone porridge in my head. 

Abalone porridge it is for dinner! So I called my mom to ask for guidance and recipes.

Tadaa, ops can't see the congee lol. 

Hubby complimented that it was delicious! *beaming eyes* except my taugeh was too watery and soggy, will make sure to improvise on taugeh dish the next time.

I've been wanting to cook teo chew style porridge and I succeeded on first attempt!

Wash the rice, put it into pot, add water and heat it up. Once it has reached its boiling peak, lower the heat and let it slow boil for another 10 minutes and turn it off. Your teo chew porridge is done! Simple isn't it? Of course you can add things into your porridge according to your preference, as for me I added scallops and abalone.

Happy cooking! ;) 

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Chinese New Year 2015

This is my first year celebrating CNY as someone's wife and daughter-in-law.

Being a traditional Chinese wife means you have to spend the eve and first day of CNY with your husband's family. I'm not sure how many married women conform to this but I'm proud to announce I'm one of them! *giggles*

FIL booked a table at Peking Restaurant to have "Hakka Pun Choi". My first Pun Choi ever in my life! Well I'm a Cantonese and usually in my family we will have individual dish of chicken, prawn, fish, spring rolls and soup in our reunion dinner.

There's abalone in it! *slurps*

Hubby scooped one abalone for me and one for him. In less than 5 minutes, hubby had devoured the entire abalone! As for me I was trying to save the abalone till the end, taking a small bite in between other food, savouring the taste of abalone. *slurps*

Well we don't get to eat abalone on daily basis right, only once a year for me.

That was how I spent my New Year's eve! I actually threw a fit on hubby on NYE asking him why he couldn't be bothered about giving out money to his wife for CNY celebration and his response was "Why should I give you, you will spend all in Sephora" T____T

Damn, painful to hear but its true. *guilty face*

So I kept quiet and pretended I didn't ask that question. Lol. 

Right after that I vowed not to splurge anymore on cosmetics to regain my financial credibility so hubby will not say that to me anymore! *face full of determination*

On second day of CNY hubby and I travelled back to KL to find my parents and the money that he didn't give me, he gave it to my parents! *melts*

Not only that, in shopping malls he kept asking me to check with Celcom stores whether there's stock for IPhone 6. Well I've been wanting to get one since 2 months ago but there's just no units available in most Celcom branches.

Finally I found one in Subang Parade, 64GB gold, but they couldn't do monthly instalment thingy with credit card, which means I have to pay upfront cash for the device. Being the kiam me, I refused to get it because other Celcom Blue Cubes can incorporate the device price into the monthly bill which means I don't have to pay a lump sum of money upfront.

Then hubby said he will buy it for me! *double melts*

He said it's my Valentine's present and Birthday present. Weeeeee ....

OMG, felt bad for misunderstanding my hubby on NYE, I'm sorry hubby.

I'm indeed the luckiest girl on earth to have his love.

Gong Xi Fa Chai everyone!

I've decided to write again because I felt that my English is getting worse ever since I've moved to Johor Bahru. At work it's all Bahasa Melayu, be it in court or office, at home it's Mandarin. I could hardly string proper sentences using the correct vocabulary now. ;(

Monday, 16 February 2015

Miacare O2 Contact Lenses

I've tried most of the contact lenses from optical shops but there's one particular brand that doesn't suit my eyes, Miacare o2.

Apparently it is made from silicone hydrogel and whenever I wear it, my vision becomes blurry, as if there's foreign object in my eyes. 

Initially when it happened I thought probably my eye shadow/eyeliner has entered my eyes thus causing the discomfort. 

Later on I found that each time I put on the lenses my vision will be blurred. Hubby had asked me to throw away but I refused because I felt like its a waste. 

So I did some research.

It says on its website:

"If there is no more discomfort after the second attempt, you can start wearing the silicone hydrogel lenses regularly; but if the symptoms appear again, our lens might not be suitable for you to wear."

Guess the lense is just not suitable for me. Be wary with silicone hyrogel lenses dear friends. 


2 more days to Chinese New Year!

Saturday, 14 February 2015

New hobby

Ever since I got married, I found a new hobby for myself, that is to doll up.

I actually spent a lot of time online watching make up tutorials on You Tube from all the beauty gurus. 

Can't believe that I'm actually addicted to cosmetics now, my all time favourite shop? Sephora at JBCC.

Whenever there is wedding function to attend, I will pay about RM130-180 for my hairdo and make up. So the hubby said why don't I learn myself so I can save the money?

Challenge accepted.

So this was the first make up look that I've succesfully done for myself! *hao lian face*


I think I've spent thousands on cosmetic products and it's time to stop buying. Truly I'm living the life of "auntie" now. *guilty face*

Here's my Chinese New Year look!

I came back to celebrate reunion dinner with the girls. To many more years of friendship!

My new year resolution. ;)