Monday, February 23, 2009

February Bits n Bobs

(1) It meant my 2nd month at the new job. Still liking it and the new colleagues that I have. Slowly filling my room and table with junk....hehe. So glad I no longer have to go down 2 flights of stairs for a cuppa or to use the loo. My office is ensuite and the printers and water dispenser are just outside my room.

(2) V-day meant cooking a new dish instead of going out and joining the masses staring into each other's eyes in a room full of couples. Roasted lamb leg. My new favourite home cooked dish. Hate cleaning the oven tho.

(3) 2 days after V-day I got my present. The Boy made me feel bad the whole weekend thinking he hadnt bought me anything after I'd slaved away in the kitchen cooking our weird combo of lamb leg, mashed potato, wine infused gravy, teriyaki salmon fish head, sweet corn soup, roasted asparagus and carrots. Tada!! The most expensive pen I'll ever own....
Mont Blanc Starwalker Doue. Catridge costs $10 so I'm using it sparingly...:p

(4)Huge mistake going down to Miri without a copy of my car's magically disappeared from the car. Had to turn back to KB and get it faxed over to EK's office...I kid u not. TWO WHOLE HOURS that could have been spent touring the new expanded Parksons....tsk tsk. Still managed to get some new workclothes.

(5) I have successfully managed to NOT shop for any new clothes or accessories all month....until #4 above...shucks!! But 3 tops and a skirt for under RM200 is a steal right?

(6) I've re-discovered my talent(?!?) for baking. No breads or pineapple tarts for me this time. Keeping it simple. See previous post.

(7) I scrapped....only a little....dont get too excited. It was a couple of cards. Speaking of scrapping. I really need to collect my stuff from Jazz :p

(8) My sister ends her 3+ month holiday back home...she leaves on Friday. I've hardly seen her tho...haha cos we're with our other halves most of the time. But I paid for her hair treatment and expensive high tea yday....she is going to miss having an older sister pay for stuff (and I never even had the priviledge)

(9) I bought 3 plane tickets for myself (and a few more for others) this month alone for travel in March, May and July. I dont know why I've been itching to fly. Its as if someone has chained me and I need to escape. Worst decision now is having to decide between Nepal and HK cos I can only afford one. I havent been back to see my HK family in 8 years and my cousin has offered to bring me to Macau, Disneyland and Shenzhen....oh so tempting cos I havent been to those places. Oh not to mention eat my heart out...all this before I take pre-wed shots. Hmm....

(10) My wedding is approaching 9 months away....YIKES!!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Sorry Peeps!!

Hope I didnt scare most of you with the title and think that I'm retiring from scrapbooking!! Haha! I've been busy baking actually. I'm helping my sister out to raise money for a charitable cause. The details can be found at The trend now is of course, cupcakes and I can make what I call baby or medium sized ones but I dub them "adult cupcakes" cos they're just basic simple cupcakes rich in flavour and less sweet than most of those out there at the moment. It started as a baking exercise to make people happy but I've had good feedback so when my sister told me about her cause, I decided to raise some money with it.

I'm quite flexible in letting people choose the flavours they want with whatever toppings they choose. So far I've made carrot & walnut with cream cheese icing, chocolate with cream cheese icing, chocolate with fudge icing, midori lime cupcakes (topping contains alcohol), red velvet cupcakes, chocolate or vanilla with pink sugar icing (a hit with the kids but personally too sweet for me). Those of you who have me on Facebook may have seen the pics. Below are the baby carrot & walnut and chocolate ones with cream cheese icing. I made those for my CNY open house which was a very last minute affair. They're going for $25 for a box of 36 baby or 25 medi.

Another thing I have to strongly apologise for is the promise of RAKs and fabric yoyo's to those of you. Please do remind me and send me ur address if I owe u a RAK. They're packed up and waiting to be sent to u. I'm taking baby steps to recover from my long break from scrapping. I'll be starting by restocking up my supply of ready made little cards and tags this Friday with Foxyzzz so wish me luck!

On another note, as I now realise my wedding is 10 months away (YIKES!!) I've been scheduling in my travel plans for the year (thank god we have so many Monday holidays) and of course my budget. There is also the dreaded "losing weight" issue that every bride has to deal with too. Cue my initiative to start jogging after work, dragging myself to yoga/pilates classes and re-starting my latin dance classes. *fingers crossed* I lose the 3/4kg I aim to lose before pre-wed pics are due to be taken in July.

So its time for me to get back to work. I hope u've all had a great Valentine's last weekend and are looking forward to a long weekend that starts soon. I'll up date on what the Boy got me next time round. I've been asked to insure it. LOL!