Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Camarina's 8th Birthday Party


On Wednesday stayed up late buat pinata.Half way done DH said it looked like baru nesan.. Err .. lah baru start apa.. Ni sure nak get back sebab I complained pinata yang di buat dulu..

Actually It did look like a tombstone. Anyways, On Thursday I took half a day off and thot I'd go to a shop in Balakong selling polymer clay.. Ingatkan nak buat a few things with th clay.. It rained and being me.. kalau tak sosek tak sah couldn't find my way from north south highway to Mines.. went round and round. In the end abadoned the idea and went home.

Friday cuti ,- spent the day making cookies, pies, currypuffs and cakes so that Friday tinggal nak ice the cake and masak benda panas2 aje.. Thot of buying swiss roll for the cakes tower tapi DH, the Yang Dipertua PIBG was so nervous about his speech t he next day suruh I pi sendiri... dah malam sure tutup kedai kek..

Friday morning- start preparing for Tom yam soup ( all dishes are camarina's favourite- Tomyam soup- The Hot Dragon Soup, The Princess Sardinia's scally dragonpuff, Queen of Heart's Tarts, Blackbird Pie, The Er.. Mulan's Flat Noodle, Gingerbread man cookies, Ida's pudding and Castle birhday cake..

I have made the cakes the night before - one kilo bottom half a kilo top dia.. No time to buy swiss roll..what on earth should I use for towers...my eyes caught/ternampak the french bread apa lagilah jadi korban.

I wrapped the cake and the baguette with marshmallow fondant. Iced the ice cream cone with butter icing. Decorate the cake with bits of hearts and little sugar flowers and chocolate stones. Then use butter icing to write Happy Birthday Camarina on the cake.. Tak pernah pernah use the buttericing to write on the cake. Used the funnel like thingy yang orang selalu use to pipe on cake tu.. Mulanya ok..Managed to write Happy Birthday .. when it comes to Camarins ..I must have squeezed it too hard sebab suddenly there were blobs of icing on the bottom part of the cake..Hehehe...Baru nak perasan...

Tada.. ze cake..

Lepas tu kelam kabutlah buat tom yam and Kue Tiaw, fried chicken, sardine puff etc.. Sorry Mimi agak kelam kabut sikit masa you datang..

Black bird pies- Sing a song of six pence.

Fruit tart.

After semua terhidang we had a game of Kiss the frog- Like pass the parcel only you pass a wet frog around and when the music stops the person holding the frog has to kiss the frog and go out.. Shafiq won this game.. Then we cut the cake

Next we have The Pinata. All queued to knock the pinata. Unfortunately the pinata dropped to the floor instead of smashed in the air.. Bebudak pun apa lagi berebutlah..

Next we have Pin the donkeys tail game- Intan's son, Dahlia and Nadine won the game.

The best dressed princesses goes to bro Amy's daughter Trisya and neighbour Aida.

The best dressed baby went to Ablen Junior..

All in all It was a fun party. Party pack tak cukup panic sekejap.. luckily we made extra bracelets and rings and had extra cars about.. We estimated around 40 kids . Thank you so much for coming. Thank you Shila for the lovely cupcakes and all of you for the beautiful presents.. Camarina love the pressies. Thank you for the chocolates, craft book on princess.. we love that one.wish we had it before the party!!.., the teddy bears, the pencil case, the music boxes, watch, play dohs, vcds ,glass, clocks., games..

Hari Isnin mama mc.- Kaki cramp. Went for so called relaxation massage...Adoi!.. I think ada lebam2.. The masseur kata my betis berbiji2 angin.. no wonder susah nak jalan.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Happy Birthday Shila

SIL Shila- superwomanwannabe's birthday today. Jom celebrate debgan Camarina this Saturday

Poneng jugak nak pikirkan the party this coming Saturday. The theme is Prince and Princesses. I have a few things in mind nak buat. The cake, the blackbird pie, queen of heart's tarts- the kue tiew- DH's idea Camarina's favourite- camno i nak turn that into princess theme tak tau.. Shila suggest that the dish be called repunzel's hair kue tiew.. I thot may be mulan's / Hang Li Po's noodle - Shila said bebudak ni tak kenal Hang li po.. The curry puff- shila suggested - Dragon Scales puff. Hahaha cute!

On Sunday night we started on the pinata - thot of making a dragon-- slay the dragon or something.. I thpt perhaps the architect/ multimedia background husband bolehlah buat..The last time I put him in charge of Pinata- he took an orange plastic back bunch the end macam tail and put ping pong ball as eyes jadilah goldfish.. Sigh... creative but malasnya creative.

I blew up a round ballon to form its head and the long ballon as its body. Buatlah paper mache.. Yesterday came back - the dragon's head deflated... Kena buat benda lain nampaknya..

Friday, April 11, 2008

Bangsar Village, Decoupage

Last Saturday I went to Bangsar Village. Friday bought material kat Nagoya. Ingat nak pi Carousel tempah baju adik for her birthday party. Dh initially agreed to go with me but after I told him I want to go to sister Ida's house, di kata banyak kerja.. so I asked him to drop me at Ida's. Brother A was there. SIL Etty and Trisha gi tengok Disney On Ice so he lepaked there. Told Ida I'll be there around 11 tapi disebabkan cooked brunch sekali and the neighbours kids ada kat rumah, plus bibiknya cuti, so mama and kakak kena clean up lamalah sikit nak kluar.

Baby Amir

Sampai Ida's house she has already cooked lunch so makanlah sikit. Then off to Bangsar Village. I mmg fascinated dengan this store. Last time I went was after my cousin's wedding decked with high heels and so forth..solah uncomfortablenya. Pergi dengan Ida lagilah..semua store nak masuk especially yang jual kids clothes..semenjak ber - anak ni jarang cari baju sendiri. Kalau baju sendiri pikir sepuluh kali nak beli tapi kalau baju anak2- pantang nampak yang cantik . Pi quilt gallery beli ribbon ingatkan nak buat ribbon rose. ( last time I went tak jumpa kedai ni pueh mencari.) Nama ada lagi dalam system- ( Ida and I went for sewing class tapi tak habis)

Anyways masuk Carousel tak boleh ukur as the girl there tak boleh ambik ukuran- ask us to come the next day.. Alamak nak pi lagi ni macam capital M sikit. Lagipun I ni kalau bangsar and PJ surrender siap2. So pusing2 jumpa a dress yang ok.. price pun reasonable --well kalau tempah pun probably cost the same.. and tak payah hassle nak datang balik.

Went to the next wing drooled over handbags. then went to kedai2 budak2 kat bawah.. Wow saw this RM300 dress.. serious macam pi ball- at Labuci.

Next went to Strudel.. Ida and I mmg dah lama jatuh cinta with the mini cakes in Strudels.. dulu arwah abah kerja dengan owner and dapat discount card. Bila bawak balik siaplah..

On Sunday,, terpleot kat rumah, spend the day buat bracelets for office orders. Petang ambik bibik. Tina panas sikt.

Garnet Bracelet,Pearl bracelet, White swarovski, bracelet, Agate bracelet, Pearl and rose quartz bracelet with matching earrings.
Around 3 am we decided to go to Zaharah's- a hospital in Bangi. Actually I thot it was still around 11 sebab dah tertidur dulu. Masuk keta tengok dah kul 3. Reason pi zaharah konon if nak kena buat blood test boleh terus.. dah kul 3 apake...nya

Anyway, Dr tanya tina ada asthma? Eh? tak penahlah pulak.. Ramai jugak yang kena send to nebuliser ni.. Ida's theory dr ni ngantuk kot..

Monday - El nak tengokanlah si Tina ni..

On Wednesday ada cerita kelakar.. I was suppose to attend pharmaceutical and cosmetics seminar in sependengaran saya - Menara MBPJ. Di sebabkan oleh Pj tu macam outer space to me.. I took the 7.20 train from Salak Tinggi to KL sentral then to Amcorp. And menapaklah ke MBPJ- bukan kat situ... Pueh den call the authorities supposedly involved like SIRIM, kementeran kesihatan and CEPP- hampeh.. semuanya tak tahu menahu... So I thot... as I'm already there I don't want to go back empty handed..Off I went to Amcorp mall for decoupage lesson.. ladida.. and then to book xcess and magazine RM10 shop.

Voila.. Old tin transformed...

Friday, April 04, 2008

Hibiscus , shampoo, leech, Sazli's wedding

I recently updated my pureflower blog on hibiscus- how orang dulu use hibiscus masa tak ada shampoo. Disebab yang demikian, teramatlah terujanya ( I have never used this word in fact don't know its meaning till recently- I think the last few years this word is popularly used - dulu I memang tak pernah dengar the word).

Anyway i got back home and decided to try make shampoo. Went to my kesian/ pathetic looking white hibiscus tucked in a corner. Lah.. daunnya comel2- I practically botakkan the pokok. I thot I'd add some daun pandan to make it more fragant and a bit of neem/ semambu leaves as well- neem properties being given below:


More about neem in pure flowers blog when I have the time..
Tapi teramatlah tingginya the tree- masa rendah tak nak ambik- abandoned the idea and tried the aloe vera instead.

Put hibiscus in the pot with pandan and boil. While waiting, I sat down with my daughters testing out an idea of mine- leech farming

Apa kata kita buat leech farming? I asked and proceeded telling them what are leeches etc. Di tokok tambah oleh bibik- who I'm sure thot the idea was gross ( tak semena nak berhenti nanti- after what ~7 years with us)

Adik gelilah.. kakak agreed..Tina said..

Leech ni macam vampire ye mama? Tina tak naklah..

Tapi Tina kalau bela leech ni nanti mama banyak duit..

Tak naklah...mama

Nanti mama boleh beli Mariposa.. ( saja test..She has been nagging me for this doll forever.. more so after Balqis, her cousin got one)


Boleh bela leech?


Cerita punya cerita tengok my shampoo dah kering... Rasanya ok tak, kalau I mintak daun neighbour I.. sigh..


Went to Sazli's wedding.. Lahai memang macam pinang di belah dua- she looks solah like sazli...

Congratulations Sazli..

Jumpa Shah.. dah lama tak jumpa Shah ( Sil shila's brother).. I remember the time he and Shila's mum visited us in UK, masa tu I always put my chin on his head.. sekarang ni -of course tak boleh lagi.. dah ada janggut lagi.. Alamak Shah should have taken a photo with you.. My friends masa Uk dulu are all asking about you. Memang Shah masa tu adorable- with a mass of curly mop.

Yesterday the cleaner at the office brought us to try Mr Tron. Ikut aje makcik ni.. Tak tau benda pon. She said free.

We went and sat on this chair..My colleague could feel her hands tingling but I couldn't feel a thing.. i thot benda ni rosak ke,... sebab ada layer of lemak the electricity had to go thru. The girl came over and touched me..I got a shock of my life.... it felt like electric shock. 20 minutes on the chair- then pi like infra red thingy for 7 mins .. ni oklah berpeluh2, my toe red.. the man said circulation problem- lack of exercise ..I stopped seminggu dah as I grazed my knees hari tu. then used the FIR lamp pulak for 5 minutes . So far so good. I felt sleepylah.. semalam and today ingat nak pi tapi tak ada gang.. Anyway takut sosek - as it is near JJ bukit Raja.. karang tak pasal pi port Klang.

i triedlah tengok over the neton the machine- so far nampak macam testimonial bagus... Tapi Mostly in Japanese- Shah boleh translate? .. machine endorsed by the Japanese govt katanya.