Monday, October 29, 2007

KL musings...

So yesterday I had my first Airasia flight to KL. Big plane, loads of seats, definitely fully utilised. For those who are fussy abt seats, its definitely worth paying the extra $9.50 to get on the plane first. It occured to me again how the AA flight attendants always look like they're abt to change their tops n head out clubbing straight after they leave the airport terminal.

Immigration queue was long as an Indonesian flight arrived just before us and their processing through immigration took AGES. Our luggage was taken off the carousel by the time I got thru immigration. My poor friends who were waiting for me then had to drive me all the way to the hotel to check in then bring me out for supper before heading home. They wouldnt let me eat Mee In My Mug in my room. I had roti canai at the Penang Nasi Kandar stall was too late for a nasi kandar meal...

Hotel is nice but the rooms are noticably smaller than at the last hotel I stayed in. Good quality but then, it is Traders. I liked that they put a Chuppa Chup on the towels instead of flowers :) Bed is so nice n soft and I have a great view of the park and right across to KLCC Suria.

This morning's conference was an interesting medly of talks...though I only attended the opening ceremony as the other topics of the day did not interest me. Well, at least I got the goodie bag....haha. Interesting speeches especially in light of what is happening with the judiciary in M'sia at the moment. I must say Sultan Azlan Shah is very impressive and knowledgable.

I'll be more involved in the conference for the next couple of days. Dun think I can make it to Scrappingville again this time as its inconvenient to get there by public transport and I dont want to inconvenience my friends to bring me there. Missing out on the PM's Reinassance dinner tonight for Madame Kwan's with WS. Chillin in Skybar is good enough for me tonight I think, seeing as the socials for the next couple of evenings will be tiring. Meeting with uni mates will happen tmr nite...that will be really tiring especially after some drinks at Bar Savnh...heheh

Thursday, October 25, 2007

KL here I come!

I've been tagged by Liza and Redz so I better get on with it :p

1. Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself (on your blog, we all want to know them).
3. Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.
4. Let each person know that they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

So here are my 7 random facts:-

1. I have a load of snacks in my office which I keep for other people to snack on. Yep, I'm a feeder! LOL!!
2. For those who dont know, I have 8 siblings...there are 9 of us...and I'm the eldest. My mum is wonder woman for giving birth to all of us and bringing us up to what we are today
3. I can sleep loads! I think I inherited it from my dad, he used to be able to sleep anywhere, anytime, etc
4. The ultimate role model in my life is my late father. He taught me and gave me so much and in my eyes, is the ultimate survivor cancer patient
6. I dont like skinny men...I find them un-huggable
7. I love cooking and baking but am so lazy to do so unless I have a really nice n clean kitchen....this has of course taken a back seat to scrapping (which I cant stop shopping for)

There you go! Now I shall tag...

Monica (ok I dont hav her link)

Monday, October 22, 2007

CNY tradition

This is my submission for the Team Groovie challange for this month. As soon as they mentioned tradition, I remembered that we always take this family photo every CNY after the lion dance performance. Mainly BG PP used for those who can recognise it (u might know by now that I cannot resist cutting PP up) including the background paper. I like my little fireworks (its set off after the lion gets the ang pow) though I'm missing the most important element of CNY which is the ANG POW!! (that'll be another LO...heheh)

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Girlfriend's mini album

This is a present for a gf that I started on last month. LOL! Still not totally finished cos I'm slowly decorating the journalling pages. As you will see, I've only doner two of those :p

Yes I finally got around to finishing the cover of the album which was my attempt at layering and mixing different embelishments. Kinda like the result :)

This page 1 is looking a bit too plain for me at the moment but it'll do for now :)

Page 1, the girl on the left loves pink!

I like this page. Simple but effective. Took ages to get the different paper lined up

Monday, October 15, 2007

Selamat Hari Raya!!

Ya ya I know its a bit late but it lasts for a month and I have been doing lots of....ABSOLUTELY NOTHING the past 4 days.

So I did play rummy last Fri and got to see this little girl (as well as lose lots of money) but we had fun :)

We visited Hals n Reza (oogling at Hals and Olang's babies) on the 2nd day of raya (so we didnt have to go out n grab lunch) and I had dinner at Zaiton's while Jeff stuffed me with his cakes n cookies afterwards. He's doing a great job of looking after Filbert...even letting him s**t on his hand. LOL!

I finally decided to get off my butt n do some scrapping yday. First thing I saw when I walked in were my scraps so instead of creating an LO I started off with another X'mas card. I had gotten a kick earlier this week abt not finishing the mini album for my gf so I did....*drumroll*....the cover...LOL. I thought I was being creative! Anyway I din hav time to finish more than that (or take pics) cos my sis came along and I had to send her to work.

Oh I also received the scrapping stuff my friends bought to thank me for helping them out. Gotta take a pic of that too...

Really HAVE to get my shelf this weekend before I fly off next Sunday...sigh!

Hope ur all enjoying ur holidays and raya!! I've got my dinner sorted for tmr and Fri. LOL!

(Btw ladies, these are the starbook instructions I was telling you about)

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Coffee time vs Scrapping time

I had that choice. After 3 coffee sessions in a row with the girls and my lack of scrapping mojo, scrapping prevailed. I had to make a card for someone and from then on I couldnt stop making cards....Christmas cards that is....and all with my scraps! Only the brown and pink one is a "Congratulations" card. 3 hours and only 9 cards to show for it ",)

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

KL (again!)

Yep, I'll be heading over to KL twice in a year after not visiting it for a while. This time its work...well kinda. I'll be attending the Malaysian Law Conference in particular to give a short talk on views on the intended Young Lawyers Alliance. There are some interesting talks going on as well which I'll attend on a selective basis. Great networking opportunity and hopefully meet up with some people I was unable to catch during my last trip. Not sure if I will have the time to go to Scrappingville tho and I bet I'll shop despite my endeavours not to *angel halo appears*

Oh abt yesterday's date with H, we watched War: Rogue Assassin. Not recommended. Should have stayed home to watch dvd...sungkai buffet tonight with the office then I gotta decide between coffee with the girls (again for the 3rd time in 3 days) or scrapbooking...Hmm...

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Raya pressies!

These are a sample of some of the cards I made my colleagues for raya. Started on them some time ago and got totally lazy to make more after 13/14 cards. The words are embossed on the light coloured cardstock which was cut out and inked. Quite like how they turned out. I made a couple more with mulberry paper and silver embossing but I've already given them away :p

It isnt easy sorting out raya gifts for 20 on a budget...definitely not to get everyone Patchi. So I thought I'd make use of my origami boxes to make individual boxes and put 'some' chocolate in there rather than a whole Patchi box. Here is work in progress....

These are the boxes all tied up with ribbon. I thought of decorating them and all but I think they look nice enough...and I was running out of time (and sleep...*yawn*)

So here we are.....
*cost of pattern paper = $XXX
*cost of Patchi chocolates & Hershey's kisses = $XXX
*cost of making and giving the finished product = PRICELESS

Dinner and movie with H tonight....more Sungkai makan tomorrow and why am I not getting fatter?!! *pinch*

Friday, October 5, 2007

New fluffies~!

Look what I got to keep me warm and fuzzy in the office....well my feet anyway...

This year I've been to the most sungkai buffets ever! Here are my mini reviews...

It started off with Saffron the day I came back from Bangkok when I realised my sister would be leaving the next day (she changed her flight last min). It was quite disappointing as I went last year and quite enjoyed it. I dont favour crowded places which is why I close Saffron but the food variety was not as good as last year and so were the desserts. I did not feel this year's sungkai buffet was worth $22.00 even if food was served to you.

My next excursion was to Coffeezone when I met Yani up and was starving. It was late so I missed the crowds but it also meant that food was gone. One dish which was the nestum prawns ran out of prawns...I was sifting through the prawn heads trying to find at least a bit of prawn but there was none. They said they were not going to refill it either. Food was simple for $10.50 but I felt the soup was swimming in MSG and not the other way around :p There is also a chocolate fountain here which was a plus.

Last Saturday, my sister's bf asked me to join them and his friends for Sahur buffet at OGH. Knowing that their sungkai buffet is pretty popular and good, I thought I'd give it a go. It was such a DISAPPOINTMENT! Granted there werent that many people but the food was cold and not tasty at all. I couldnt stomach half of it just by looking at it. Dessert was the worst cos it was so watered down. The jellies were so tasteless and watery that it really wasnt a good finish to the meal. I definitely did not manage to stomach the $12.80 cost of the buffet.

Ridzqun was next when GHK treated their staff to sungkai there. Big selection of food though horrendously crowded. Drinks and glasses ran out in the end and the tender grilled lamb ended up overcooked after they grilled it more so I wasnt too happy about that. I loved the huge selection and the little huts of murtabak, teh tarik, ambuyat and noodles tho. For $19+ (not sure abt actual price cos I din pay :p), its a good deal and big spread especially for big eaters.

On Weds, my gf suggested the group of us meet up for sungkai at I-Lotus. Now, I've never had a good experience with food at I-Lotus from my previous attendances so i wasnt really keen but the company was too good to resist. Firstly I was put off that you had to pay for your meal first to get these little coupons which made it feel very canteen like. Secondly the sign on the table that said that wastage of food was not encouraged therefore $3.00 would be charged for each 100g of wasted food. WTF!! What if the food sucked?!! So that ruined my mood but I have to say after my previous experiences of tasteless and insufficient food there, this wasnt the case this time. I did not attack starters but the mains were ok. We had the noodles and rojak which was really very simple. The food that you pick for them to grill was disappointing cos tho we put the correct peg number on our plate, we still got served with the wrong plate after they cooked it. Dessert was the big disappointment cos well basically, it sucked. I dont think its worth $15.80 to be honest, maybe around $12 is reasonable.

Next Monday, the lawyers are planning to go for a sungkai meal after the Law Society AGM and RP and EL are treating us to sungkai at JPCC next Weds. All this and somehow I have not managed to put on weight....sigh...

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Coaster gift box

Hi all, just thought I'd share some of my finds :)

This is an idea of what Jaz can do with the RAK I'm sending her but the rest of you can try it too. Alternatively you can make it a mini coaster album :)

I've been itching to make it but have been amazingly lazy when it comes to scrapping recently despite all my purchases.

Also check out this site for great mini album ideas including the star book!! I also found a Youtube tutorial for creating a starbook using stitching instead of adhesives. Just do a's alot easier than it looks ;)

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Stitching fun!

Someone got a new phone....ladies beware, once ur man gets a new phone especially one with a touch screen, he wont be holding ur hand while you guys are walking around together...LOL. Someone was also in yesterday's papers...shessh, talk abt
being in the limelight!

Oh made this for a friend. I'm never stitching so much on a card again!! LOL! (but I like how it turned out tho :p) I traced round some Scenic Route chipboard then poked the holes in before rubbing out my pencil tracing then stiching the letters. Nice ya?

Monday, October 1, 2007

I miss him...

I've been blog hopping again...I think this woman's work is amazing!!

On another note I've been having insomnia the past couple of days....I survived the yesterday but started feeling very very tired by about 7pm...didnt help that I was at a HUGE sungkai buffet at I'm just feeling totally bushed!

It didnt help that last night I started thinking abt my dad...
*what a great dad he was
*what he taught me
*what he gave me
*how much he loved me
*what a great grandfather he would have been to my future children, nieces, nephews etc
*how much i miss him

Things are just not the same and as much I try to block it out and not think too much, sometimes it just hits work, while driving, while watching a movie, while trying to sleep, etc. H gets bewildered when I start crying out of the blue

And I realised something last night...the most painful things are the hardest to tell the ones you love the most.

On another note, have you seen the Prima flowers range?

And the WINNER is.....

So this is what the winner of the RAK will be receiving in her mailbox soon...just some PP, rub-on's, a glitter sheet of CS and some embelishments in a convenient little stackable plastic container....

But before we go on to that...HAPPY BIRTHDAY JANCY WANCY....haha...that's my sister who is 20 today....Gasp!! She called us yesterday to tell us about her humongous room in Oxford...its so big, they couldnt fit it all in one she has a 2 storey uni!! Talk about glamming it! Apparently Chelsea Clinton used to stay in that room (if my mum got her facts right) about lucky sod!

Moving on...another lovely lady shares this wonderful day with my sister (and also China for its National Day...muahaha)...and this is the lovable Nina from my office (who also conincidently loves pink) so I made her this....

Ok, sis before you go all...where's mine...I do have your letter "J" that needs to be altered and sent to some point :p. Din have time to do before you left bah....

Nina also helped me to pick my RAK winner.....


Congratulations Jaz (now both my RAK winners are let me have your address so I can send the RAK over (okok...and my pic too) ")