Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Thermomix Recipes : Braised Soy Sauce Chicken

Out of the blue moon yesterday, I decided to do some cooking after being hibernate for a very long time. TheHub has been in the kitchen since my confinement (or even before I gave birth to my second baby) and I did no cooking at all during that time, except to heat up my food using microwave and did some dishwashing.

Since theHub decided to eat less and cleaner because he thought his current weight is a bit too much for him to handle, so being a supportive wife, I decided to let the German Chef to do its work. 

I did searching on Facebook page and found a recipe which I like because the preparation (other than buying the ingredients) looks easy. 

and from the original post in the group, it looks like this. 

I always have problems converting those ingredients and most of the time I will write out those ingredients in my own way that I feel more convenient. It looks like this.

I did a super quick clean up on the whole chicken that theHub bought from AEON Kuching because my baby was crying and Athena was requesting this and that. Thanks to theHub for helping to take care of them while I was in the kitchen. 

Ok. So, normally those chickens that I bought elsewhere were cleaner as in like no chicken feather on them but yesterday the one from Aeon Kuching needs more time to clean up. 

Anyways, I did a little adjustment to the written ingredients above because I did not expect the whole chicken to be that big. 1.68kg. Wahlau. This chicken so fat.

  • 4 stalks Spring Onion
  • 7 cloves Garlic (smash)
  • 3 shallots (crush)
** Stuff the above ingredients into the Chicken Cavity**
Sit the chicken onto the blades.
  • 110g Light Soy Sauce
  • 220g Dark Soy Sauce
  • 55g Shao Xing Wine
  • Some pieces of Ginger
  • 1/2 tsp 5 Spice powder
  • 1.5 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • Pepper - to taste (means agak agak)
  • Sesame Oil - to taste (means agak agak)
  • Boiling water to reach the TM31 mark. (agak agak)
** 30 mins, Spoon Speed, 100D, MC **

(The chicken should rotate in TM bowl)
** Leave chicken for another 30 mins in Onsen **

One hour later, this is how it looks like. 

Oh oh.. did I mention that I asked theHub to buy a small chicken weigh around 1kg and he bought the smallest chicken he found that weigh 1.68kg? 

I couldn't sit the chicken in my small TM31 bowl so i decided to chop off its drumsticks to try again, hoping that this situapui can fit into my TM bowl. 

hahaha.. so glad that in the end it managed to sit in properly with a bit of force to close the lid. 

In my next attempt of using the same recipe, I would like to buy only drumsticks or thigh so that its meat marinates and probably juicier. 

 If you own a Thermomix, whether it is TM31 or TM5, do find in facebook for a group called Thermomix Truly Asian. (or just click on the link to join group).

You can find many inspiring recipes in there shared by many TM Sifus . 
Have fun cooking . 

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Parents Dilemma : Which Feeding Bottle Is The Best For Baby?

It was such a long journey from knowing that I was pregnant from the prenancy test kit
 to prenancy of 40 weeks
 to VBAC my second baby one month plus ago.

To cut the whole story short, we were at this stage that we need to choose feeding bottle for our newborn. 3 years ago, there were many brands of feeding bottles. 
3 years later after our first born, there were even more brands of feeding bottles. 

I did more readings on everything from pregnancy to deliver our second baby.
My first one, i thought everything will be okay. 

Pregnant nia ma.. every woman also go through that. I was wrong. I had such a backpain that not many people have been through and it was so pain from the second trimester to the day my water broke. 
Then I thought, give birth nia ma.. if every woman can do it, so can i.
I was wrong once again. My water broke and I knew nothing. I had an emergency cesarean cos I had no pain and my baby was said to be drowning. 

and then, Breastfeeding nia ma... if every woman can do it, so can i. 
No one told me about the non-supportive of breastfeeding. I was glad that theHub was supportive and we made through breastfeeding, through pumping for 2 years. 

So, again.. this time.. which brand to choose? 

I chose hegen.

After I have done like thousands of readings and watching videos online. 

and the dilemma did not end there.

hegen, which one? Should I get the individual one? Or the bigger one so can last longer? 
You know la.. Asians parents. Very calculative.

So, after I have chose what I want. Then what? 

To buy online or offline? 

I need it urgently, as in like that very day. So, I online and made phone calls who sell hegen products in Kuching. 

Thanks to Newday Pharmacy who replied my message the soonest they can. 
I like their customer service.

Look at our new set of hegen. Very pretty hor. With ribbon some more. 

Heartwarming message. 

Definitely a new set. 

Cos it says, No Returns If Seal Is Removed or Broken.

We chose the Starter Set. 
Big one for Big Girl
Small one for Small Girl.

but ended up, both for small girl cos.. 
Asian Dad said so. hahaha. 

So far, we have only used this bottle 3 times as at the day we bought until today. Main reason is because I am still directlatching the little one. 

Little one loves the bottle so far because milk just flow into her mouth without hardwork. 
To be honest, I like hegen very much. One of the many reasons, it stands out from others. Haha..

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Have you heard of ePure Products ?

Hello.. Hi hi hi... Hello you.. Hello me... hello bloggers... Hello readers... Hello you and I... Weird ho.. after so long, suddenly I have this urge to login into my blog and write something.. A product that I really like though today is my first time using... 

Clarification: This is not a paid post. 

I first heard about ePure products from the famous sexy big boobs DJ Leng Yein . I don't remember how I get to know her and her page cos I'm not a clubbing person and I only got to know that she is Asia's #1 Sexiest DJ through her page.
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Anyways, it was her and her fb live that I got to know about ePure and its products. 

 I normally use skincare products from Watsons, Parkson or Guardian.. or any other products that people reviewed and say there are good.. and I will be easily influenced to buy and keep. Hahaha. 

So, few months back, LY did fb live and intro the page with Mother's Day promotion at ePureskin page with few sets of products. After much calculation and its free gift, I decided to buy LY Mother's Day Set A at RM460.00 with free shipping. 

It actually comes with another free gift. A beautiful bottle of dried flowers that still looks good though the package came in June. I took photo of it but I couldn't find it in my phone gallery. O.o

Anyways, out of the blue moon, I decided to snap a few photos of my purchase because both my Sunblock finished and my Foundation almost finished .

I used to dislike using sunblock thinking I am still young but everyone at any age should use. I like this UNT UVB absolute  SPF50 Sunblock (Made in Taiwan) that my sis got it from Hawooo FB live and I use it almost everyday. It's not the oily kind of sunscreen that many brands normally have. This is watery and non-greasy kind of sunblock and it absorbs into skin really fast. 

As for the foundation, I found this Sugao Moist Air Fit CC Cream with SPF23 at Watsons Store. 

Wait.. Wow.. Does that mean I'm covered with SPF50+23?? Hahaha.. 

Anyways, I like this Sugao CC Cream for it is a product of Japan. You cannot go wrong with Japan's products eh, I guess. The other reasons would be it blends really well into the skin and I do not have to worry that I have patches on my skin. It gives me a no make up feel but covers what it should cover. 

Since both the sunblock and foundation finished.. and I have the opportunity to open new products I have in my cosmetic box. Hehehe.. 

Opening up today... ePure Nude Perfecting Essence that is supposed to cost RM239.90. I think i save a bit by buying the Set A. 

I am a cosmetic noob actually. When I read the word "essence" , I thought it's some skin care like toner. But then again, it says it has SPF.. so I assume this should be a foundation with sunblock ? Please correct me if I'm wrong. Thanks to the box, it teaches how to apply this product. 

When I opened up the box, I thought the ingredient should be white in color also. 

But it is exactly a foundation color. So I relieved a bit. 
Since I look like a hippopotamus now, I will not show you my face. So I won't say I'm doing a review for ePure product, but I just want to tell you how much I like this ePure Nude Perfecting Essence. 

The page says it has 11 BENEFITS in a Bottle.
  1. Broad Spectrum SPF 30 (No need to apply Sunblock liao)
  2. Water Proof (who doesn't like kan?)
  3. Irritatant free (wow!)
  4. Anti-aging (definitely need this)
  5. Whitening (makes one looks younger)
  6. Hydrating (Best of all)
  7. Anti-inflammation (anyone can use)
  8. Anti-acne (extra for those who have skin problems)
  9. Anti-pigmentation (really needed this)
  10. Non-comedogenic (avoid block pores.. nice kan?)
  11. Sebum control (control oily skin.. woots)

If the above benefits are not enough to convince you to buy.. what if I tell you..

ePure Nude Perfecting Essence can replace your current foundation, BB Cream, CC cream, DD cream and even Sunblock / sunscreen? 

The page says this ePure Nude Perfecting Essence is a skin care product that can make your skin healthier while giving you some coverage.. and the best part of all, you do not have to use make up remover at the end of the day. A normal cleanser to wash off will do. 

So, what are you waiting for.? 

Go to their page to buy now. You can ask me to invite you so that both of us will get 1000 points each.

1000 Points For You, 1000 Extra Points For Your Friends!

For each friend you invite, they can get extra 1000 points and you earn 1000 points after
your friend's register and place their first order. There is no limit points you can earn.
That is if you want. Otherwise, you can self register and get points only at your own purchase. 

Or.. you also can search at other website such as Lazada to buy at a cheaper rate.

But I personally would prefer to buy at their official website just to make sure the product is authentic and genuine. 

Till next time .. 💗💗

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Do You Still Read Blogs?

I used to love it.. and I'm still loving it. Reading blogs seems to be my only time that I actually "READ" . I don't read newspaper. I don't read news online unless someone highlighted it that I must read it. I only see facebook for updates (sometimes) and see friends updates or only check on Gym Box workout schedule because I just cannot seem to remember much about my own day or class time. Hahaha.. #SignOfOldAge

But as time flies, less and less people are blogging with their hearts. Either that, or many of the blog posts are about "Advertisement". I am glad that there are still some of my favourite bloggers actively updating their blogs for me to read. 

Many people are switching to Facebook only because they think it is so much more convenient to update and to see updates. I used to like facebook, but not anymore when it comes to personal stuffs. I prefer instagram over facebook. But now i prefer instastory over instapost. Haha. There are pros and cons but there are things that are meant to be shared for certain period of time. 

But i like facebook when it comes to memories of certain things we once posted or being tagged. Not everything. Contradict. I know. It is just like I like blogging / facebooking, but when I blog / post too much about myself, people will start to circulate the things that I post. From one person to many people to relatives to friends and ended up to me with a totally different stories. 

Woaaaahhhh.. like that also can... 

When i tried to share something real or something funny (at least I thought so) but I get averagely like 10+ likes/dislikes/love/angry button on facebook. So, I thought like, not many will actually care what I normally posted. So, one day, I saw something funny online. I shared on my facebook wall with no intention of getting much attention.. but who would have thought it went..

It was such a long story. But if you really read them, you would have punch me in the face. Hahaha.. But at the same time, it gave me a thought that if I really only have like RM20 and that woman took it and acted that way, I would be like.. wtf.. without acting much on it but after I posted this, I thought, heyyy.. i can do this shall anyone ever did this to me. So, who says posting jokes on facebook serve no purpose? 

What I wanted to say is.. it really depends on individual on what you get after you read. Some may thought I am wasting their time (I had the same thought the moment I finished reading) , some actually like the way this "I" acted (me too) so, I told some friends that I will act the same way too SHALL this ever happen to me next time. Haha.. 

Back to blogging, I very much agree with Cheesie's statement on this.

She called other people 女神 but little did she know that she is 女神 to many of us. I won't catagorized ourselves as Aunties.. but her fans instead.. HAHAHAHA.. It's like (almost) everything  that she said, or she mentioned or she did or even used or is still using.. we also want.. I remember when she was pregnant with Sakura, my womb also itch want to have another one. HAHAHAHA.. you see how influential she is..
(that is IF you like Japan, IF you have kid(s), IF you want to be like her, and many other IFs) 

I don't know how long I will continue to blog. My years of blogging efforts on this blog all gone missing when I tried to transfer them from wordpress to blogger. I was mad. Very mad at myself. But life goes on. 

So, what now? What's next? 

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

What Is A Blog?

If you have never owned a blog, you have such a poor childhood. It is just like you have never played Streetfighter before. 

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Blogs, in those days, used to be kind of personal thing. You can brag about anything. You can pour your heart out to the world. Anonymous will pacify you when you are unhappy. They also share your happiness when you are on top of the world. You have never met them but they are your friends.

But you cannot do the same anymore nowadays. 
Anything you jotted down, it will be against you. People read. People printscreen and people just want to make your days worst. 
You meet them. You think they are your real friends. But things they do will scare the shit out of you.

Some people just want to bring you down and think they are on top of you. 

So what if you are on top? On top does not mean you are good. 
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Thursday, February 01, 2018

How To Cheat Customers Without Being Caught?

When you need food but you do not have much choices, especially after lunch hour, you need to go to Kopitiam that have stall with FRIED FOOD

I was at Pending area. The nearest I can go would be Yong Siang Corner that served the most reasonable Economy Fast Food. Or Peaches Garden, near Everrise Pending which serves rather reasonable priced food too. But I itchy. I thought to try something somewhere new. 

Off I went to WIN WIN CAFE at City Square.

This is how you can cheat customers RM1 for each transaction done without being caught. 

I do not mind to pay RM7 for the food I ordered if it shows RM7, or if I was informed earlier on the price. But the thing is, your display price is RM6. I pointed at the thing I want, exactly at RM6. You noted. You went to cook. You tapao my rice. 

You took my money. 
You returned me my money.
(normally I don't check the balance but somehow, I have this feeling at that time to check the money she returned and there I go)
I confronted her on the shortage of RM1.

I looked at her. I pointed to her at her price list. 
Harga RM6 kan? 

Her reply:
Itu harga lama. 

Your old price, you never intend to change or just put a masking tape to change the price??
If I am like other customers who never check the balance, then you can cheat RM1 out of every customer you served? 

Wow. I am impressed. 

Probably, this is another way of making fast money. Without people going to any of the department to complain because RM1 is not worth the effort to go complain. 

Yes. I am being asked,
 why didn't I return the rice to her and ask her to return me the money? 
I thought of that. Only after the more I think of it, the more i am unhappy of how I was being charged that extra. But it's too late to drive back to return her the food and asked for the money right? 

why didn't I go to some government department to complain her? 
People also want to earn living ma. Oklar.. my excuse. I am just one of the majority of people who do not want to waste my time to go to that department to complain and flip people's rice bowl lo. See. I'm that kind ma.

then, why you wanna do a blog post to complain about it now ler?
cos i have my freedom to complain it here ma. 

like that you also indirectly flip people's rice bowl ma?
at least I am not making her losing her rice bowl IMMEDIATELY ma.. Now that you know you will be charged extra, will you still wanna go there??

If you were to go there and you read this post, at least you know this stall will charge extra, so you will be extra careful ma. Now that you read this, are you not grateful I share this with you? 


[Update as at 07.02.2018]
I guess I am not the only person getting overcharged for food because I was sent this link.
There are many other legal advises by .. if you need any FREE advise, go read that page. Very useful for noobie like me.. haha..