Saturday, September 25, 2010

Better keep insurance

You will understand how importance of keeping insurance if you have paid an expensive medical fees once. We are not staying in a country where some of the law firms will help you to fight your medical compensation back, that's why we need good insurance to protect ourselves in order to keep our mind peace. I have an uncle who has been having severe kidney damage after taking Trasylol during his heart operation, but sadly to say, he cannot file a Trasylol lawsuit like people in Texas. Your jaw drop if you happen to see the medical bill of my uncle. And very unlucky, he has not been protected himself with health insurance too.

I now seriously found that not every medication is safe to be taken, even those prescribed by doctor are not 100% safe. That's why i rejected to take Accutane to treat my acne, we can't file an Accutane Lawsuit here, so why i still want to risk my health and waste my money? Better look for a natural way to cure my acne.

Hair loss problem

Do you suffer hair loss? I have it ever since i gave birth to my first son. People commented my hair loss problem is due to the postnatal hormone changed, but some said i had been taking too much of salt during my confinement which caused such excessive loss. So, i just wonder is taking salty food will really affect hair losing, is there any proof? Perhaps i should check for more information about the reason why i have been suffering hair loss problem. And the most importantly is i can have a good cure for the hair losing problem.

Failed baking the batch of cookies.

I baked banana oatmeal chocolate cookies this morning, but it failed miserably. The cookies didn't taste like crunchy cookies but they are in cakelike form. The cookies dough looked a bit moist, i should have added more oatmeal to dry the batter so that the cookies won't turn out into cakelike form. But i was silly enough to think out of the box. They still tasted yummy when they just fresh out from the oven, but when they are colder, they tasted awful and i didn't mind to send them to trash.

Kneel down with a gold bullion

I have a funny friend, he kneel down with a gold bullion and a bouquet of roses when he proposed to his girlfriend at one of the famous restaurant. Gosh, i would have to find a hole to bury my face if this unromantic case happened on me. But, her girlfriend still accepted his proposal happily. I do not mind to receive gold bullion during my birthday but ultimately not during the proposal day! I like gold of course, as the more gold you have, the more wealthy you are. But, i definitely prefer to get something which is perfect matching the occasion, such as diamond ring. Luckily i had a memorable proposal, all done in old fashioned way. :)

Monday, September 20, 2010

Phentermine for my aunty

I have just finished reading the herbal phentermine reviews online, so think i can just order the Phentermine online. Don't misunderstand because the Phentermine is not for myself but for my aunty. She doesn't know English so i just helped her reading those reviews and translated the words back to Chinese for her. I don't need any diet pills yet because i still breastfeed my little girl. Breastfeeding is a natural way to keep my body stays slim!

Never let the girl alone at bedroom

My girl loves to play with my expensive lotions, last night she almost played up my whole tube of indoor tanning lotion, what a heartache to see all the lotion being applied on the floor, bed sheet and her Baby Alive doll! Oh, never never let her alone in the bedroom again and never leave a stool in the bedroom because she could climb up the stool and take down my tube of lotion! Sigh, that's a gift from my best friend!

A stingy landlord

The tv in the living hall is broken, sounds pathetic because the landlord refused to get it repaired. He said he did not get tv insurance, so we have to pay our own if we send the tv for a repair. I don't like my landlord actually because he always acts irresponsible. He will definitely ask us to solve the problem ourselves every time i mention there is a broken thing happened at the house. He is not willing to pay most of the time, such a stingy man he is!

Cookies caused pimples

I baked Nutella chocolate chips cookies for my hubs last week, i have actually packed the cookies tightly in the seal bag and put them into the Tupperware so that my hubs could bring them back to his office. But, ended up, i finished all the Nutella cookies by myself while i was watching the Korean soap drama. I couldn't resist them, they were crispy although they were too sweet which were not to my liking. Perhaps the cookies were too heat for my body because i saw few "volcano" lookalike acne on my forehead this morning. I have applied them with my magic acne gel and i truly believe they will be disappeared later on! That's how my magic acne gel works!

I didn't born beautiful

I hate those blackheads on nose, my nose actually looks like a strawberry! Sob, sob, how i wish i had a "ping-pong" ball looking nose. I hate those stretch marks around my waist, you know, it was once my elder boy asked me why my waist looked like a watermelon skin, gosh, how sad to be asked like that? But what can i do? Plastic surgery?

Thinking to make Halloween cupcake

Time flies fast, soon we will be celebrating Halloween. I have been thinking to make some Halloween cupcakes for my boys to bring back to their own class. I hope i can handle the baking well and hopefully the maid will come back quickly. I can't do much things without a live in maid because the little girl always tags me wherever i go or whatever i do. I can't really go out the mall to get my kids the Halloween costumes, luckily i still can order kids halloween costumes online. 24 hours a day is definitely not enough for me.

Friday, September 17, 2010

I prefer hot weather

That day my dear asked me whether i wanted to move to the northern part of the CN, the first came into my mind was the cold winter there. I actually don't like cold winter, perhaps i grew up in a place without 4 seasons, so i prefer hot weather much more than cold weather. But if he really wants to go there, of course i will follow him, there is always a way to keep myself warm during winter, especially the is a creation of electric blanket. I use the electric hot water bag in here where the coldest winter temperature is just about 6 Degree Celsius, but if in northern part, think this hot water bag is not enough to withstand the harshness cold.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Stop sending No.1 to violin class

I have finally informed my son's teacher that i would like to stop sending my NO.1 to violin class. I hope my decision is right although i do not get 100% support from my hubby. Continue sending him to violin class is just about to waste the money because he shows no interesting in learning violin. Thus i better save the money for his future education, perhaps he will take up one of those research degrees when he graduates from his high school. Be honestly, i feel wasteful to stop his violin class because i can see the potential in him although he so against to continue learning the violin. Sigh, kid has never known how to treasure the chance he has. How i wish i could learn violin when i was little.

Kids love to drink Yakult

My kids love Yakult, especially the little girl. She can drink few bottles if i let her drink freely. Of course, i limit one bottle for her everyday.

I hardly get the local made Yakult, normally i will get those imported from HK one. I somehow still skeptical taking the local made Yakult, actually both local and HK made are same in price. Of course the price will be different if i convert each currency back to Ringgit.

RMB8.8 = RM4.4
HKD8.8 = RM3.5

So, getting HK made Yakult from HK is more cheaper, but since i cannot go to HK everyday, so i force to get HK made Yakult from local retail shop, what to do, some money really have to let people earn it.

Back to the topic, actually i just wanted to share with you all about this Yakult light, as compared to original Yakult, i would choose to get this Yakult light more but it is more expensive undoubtedly. Can't really remember their exact amount, if not wrong, i paid around HKD13 for that 5 little bottles, expensive, huh?

Baking frenzy

I am so into baking lately, can say going to be crazy. I have the urge to bake whenever i feel free. Gosh, like what my hubs says, i should have taken opportunity to give myself a rest whenever i could instead of busying myself in baking. But, i find the joy when i am baking.

I can keep browsing the recipes online to get myself inspired, and bake right after i finish reading those recipes. That's so much fun in baking, be honestly, i love baking more than cooking!

I want to bake later, i have found a green tea cupcake recipe which the cupcake doesn't need any butter. Wow, i wonder how does it taste when the butter is omitted!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Treat them unbiasedly

My No.1 wanted to have a glass of fresh watermelon juice when we passed by the fresh fruit shop after we finished our dinner outside just now. The fresh watermelon juice is selling expensive there, about RMB20 per glass, but i still bought for him even there was no pestering sound near my ears. Actually, i bought 3 glasses for each of my kids although the two little ones were not able to finish the whole glass of juice. Well, i ain't rich but i wanted to treat them unbiasedly. That's a mother's life. All of my kids will have same bite of food no matter what i offer them, even if i buy the gold coin for my No.1 as his Christmas present, i will definitely get the two little ones the same presents too although they ain't know the actual meaning and value of keeping gold. :)

Oatmeal raisin walnut cookies

I baked few batches of cookie yesterday morning. It was a bliss morning because my girl didn't cry as much as usual, that's why i could bake some cookies peacefully at the kitchen.

I have a tin of Quaker instant oatmeal which i initially bought it for the purpose of increasing my breast milk, such a great idea was from the internet. Seriously, oatmeal does help increasing breast milk. However, i hardly make myself a cup of oatmeal beverage. Actually, neither instant oatmeal nor quick oatmeal is not to my liking, maybe due to their final texture. But, letting the can of Quaker instant oatmeal continue sitting in the cabinet is not what i wanted to see, so a good idea flashed into my mind, yeah, that's making oatmeal cookie. Don't you think oatmeal cookie tastes much more nicer than a bowl of cooked oatmeal or an instant oatmeal drink?

Perhaps i sound weird, but honestly, the oatmeal cookies taste wonderful even though i am not an oatmeal friend. So, who doesn't like oatmeal can actually like the oatmeal in cookie form. Luckily, i turned the leftover oatmeal into oatmeal raisin walnut cookies, otherwise, the whole can of oatmeal would be thrown to trash when its expiry date comes.

The ingredients are simple and easy to get, i got mine all ready and prepared the cookie dough is easier too.

Ingredients : -

  • 1-1/2 cups all purpose flour (i used Gold Medal Unbleached AP flour)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/4 cups unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar (i used CRS brown sugar)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar (i used only 1/4 cup, i prefer less sweet cookie)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups oats (preferably to use old-fashioned oats, but i used instant oatmeal)
  • 1 cup of raisin *optional
  • 1 cup of coarsely chopped walnut *optional

Steps : -
1. Preheat oven to 180 degree Celsius.
2. Lining double cookie sheets on cookie tray.
3. Combine first set of dry ingredients in a large bowl with a wire whisk.
4. Cream the butter and sugars in a separate bowl. Add a slightly beaten egg and vanilla and combine completely.
5. Slowly add flour mixture until combined.
6. Hand stir in oats and your prepared raisin and walnut.

7. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto cookie sheets. Bake for 10 minutes or until done.
8. Take the fresh baked cookies out from the oven and allow to cool on cookie sheets for 2 minutes before removing cookies to wire rack for completely cooling.

Easy, right?

I was initially thought perhaps i needed about a week to finish all the cookies (the ingredients yield about 60 servings), but, they are all gone in just a day!

Friday, September 03, 2010

Cad drawings

I know few programming languages but i don't know CAD aka computer-aided drafting. There was once my friend asked me if i knew how to draft using computer, oh sorry, i couldn't help him because i do not have much knowledge about drafting and design with a computer. Actually, it is not hard to get variety of cad drawings online, so it doesn't matter whether you know or don't know, as long as you have internet connection then getting a quality cad drawing is easy. Custom made cad drawing does save your drafting and design time, don't you agree? Of course if you have more demands then it is better for you to get your own taylor made cad drawing from cad designer. For sure you need to pay more. :-)

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Whatever will be, will be.

My elder boy hates learning violin, that's why i have been seriously thinking to stop sending him to violin class. Learning violin is not cheap here, i pay RMB500 every month. But sadly to say, after long 8 months of learning, i still cannot see any improvements from him. He even makes mistake when pressing the strings of violin and he has problem to read the music notes too. So tell me, should i stop forcing him in learning violin?

He likes drawing, basically he draws quite well. There was once he ever told me he wanted to be a make up artist cum hair stylist when he grows up. Think i won't be shocked if he tells me he wants to attend one of those cosmetology schools in Wichita next time. Whatever will be, will be. I love him, so i will definitely support his dream.

Green tea Chiffon cake, failed again

I baked a green tee chiffon cake again yesterday. This was my 5 attempts, but i still could not get a nice looking chiffon cake. I have done my study online before i really started baking chiffon cake, but i still failed miserably. The chiffon cake rose quite well halfway through the baking, but it sunk gradually about 10 to 15mins before the bake time stopped.

Where did i do wrong? I have followed the recipe strictly, sigh, think i have better bake more since practice makes perfect.

Everyone can bake, but not everyone can bake a nice cake. Well, it is still edible and few pieces have already gone down my stomach this morning. Luckily, it still tastes good although it doesn't look nice.

Time flies..Christmas soon

How time flies, now we are already in the fourth quarter of the year. See, we will be celebrating Christmas very soon. Woo...i just can't wait to receive Christmas cards again! I like Christmas to max, other than having Christmas present, i like to have Christmas gathering with my friends and relatives! And, of course the upmost importance thing for Christmas, that's decorating my Christmas tree!