Tuesday, 13 May 2014

My last post

I’ve tried but to no avail….

I thought that I could find my blogging mojo back by hibernating for a few months and a few weeks….

I’ve searched high and low for it….

But, puas I cari tapi tak jumpa jugak!

So, dengan berat hati and a lot of sadness, I am going to blog for the last time tonight.

It’s been a wonderful 6 years of blogging.

I found so many cyber friends and even met a lot of them in real life.

Without the blog, I would’nt have ‘met’ so many lovely people around the world and be known by so many lovely people as well.

But all good things must come to an end one way or another.

The Other Half said that I should end it when I still have some feelings for the blog so I can end it nicely Smile.

But, dont worry, I won’t make this blog private so you can still search for any recipes you like.

And manalah tau kan, 2-3 tahun lagi, kot2 tetiba terbukak hati I nak berblogging balik, hehehehehe….

Walaupun I will be stopping blogging, you guys can still follow me on instagram.

I have made a special instagram account as a continuation of this blog.

And I have made that account public so sape2 boleh nak sekodeng or nak follow Smile.


But I’ve just made it today, so there’s only 2 photos on it so far.

Since it’s a public account, I wont be putting up gambar gedik2 selfie, we-fie, silly and stupid photos so sape2 yang ada severe allergy to selfies and we-fies, boleh lah follow the salam2benua insta account tu.

And I will keep it clean as well Winking smile.

So, akhir kata…..

I sincerely apologize for everything that I had said, written and posted in this blog that had in one way or another offended anyone.

Please forgive my mistakes.

I am truly honoured to have a blog that is liked and read by many.

I am glad that I managed to make some of you smiled, giggled, ketawa terbahak2 and ROTFL with some of my postings.

And I am happy that some of you and your families have enjoyed trying the recipes I put up here.

If any of you ever terserempak with any one of us anywhere in the world anytime in the future, do say hi.

We might look unfriendly and aloof, but we are not that bad actually, we dont bite Smile with tongue out.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making my blog so lively for the past 6 years.

Assalamualaikum and goodbye blogging world.

Monday, 21 April 2014

The evolution of the birthday cake

2 weeks ago when I last updated the blog, she was still 14.

And today, she’s already 15!

She had her birthday yesterday, a very quiet celebration, just the four of us.

In a way, kesian jugak kat the girls because their birthdays both will always fall during the April and October school holidays so a bit susah jugak nak organise a birthday party cos ramai kawan2 yang pergi jalan2 during the 2 weeks holidays.

Kalau hantar invite, mesti ramai yang tak dapat datang.

But bagus jugak for me sebab tak payah organise macam2, hahahaha.

And the girls dont really mind having a quiet birthday celebration at home.

They still get presents albeit a bit less than kalau ada party with friends, and they still get to eat their favourite food for dinner and get their requested birthday cake.

Cuma agak pengsan lah jugak we all berempat nak menghabiskan the whole birthday cake!


Speaking of birthday cakes, nasib anak I dua aje so tak lah pening nak fikir nak buat birthday cakes apa each year kan since I’m the baker and the sangat2 amateur cake decorator in this house.

And it’s easy when they know what cakes they want for their birthdays.

And I’m lucky that the girls know that I can only make and decorate simple cakes so they are happy to ask for simple cakes everytime, hehehe.

As she gets ‘older’, her birthday cakes evolved as well.

When she was 6 y.o, it was just a simple plain choc cake with choc ganache and freckles as deco.


Giler sememeh the choc ganache!


But she was so happy with the cake judging from the big smile on her face Smile.


And on her 7th birthday, she wanted a fish cake Smile


Obviously, my decorating skills havent improved over the year!


But she was still happy with it Smile.


And on her 8th birthday, it was a hedgehog cake.


I know I know, still no improvement! Smile with tongue out

Then on her 9th birthday, she’s still keeping the animal theme.

This time it was a snake cake!


And she was still very happy with her Mum’s lack of decorating skills! Smile


On her 10th birthday, I made a few cakes.

Because we weren’t doing a birthday party for her so we decided to just bake a few cakes.


A super simple butter cream.



And a turkish delight pavlova.

This was when her love of pavlova started.


On her 11th birthday, she had a few birthday cakes as well.

On the day itself, I made cupcakes birthday cake in the number 11.


On her 12th birthday, she asked for a pavlova again.


But with her, she just wants whipped cream on her pav which will look so plain.

So, tu yang I had to grate some chocs on it to make it a bit more ‘presentable’ Smile.


On her 13th birthday, we celebrated it at a friend’s house who also was generous enough to sponsor the birthday cake.

It was an icecream cake! Something completely different Smile.


Lega her Mum tak payah buat cake that year…..

Yeah right!

I still had to make pavlova on the day itself sebab mana puas makan ice cream cake aje kan, hahaha


And again, no decoration on it!

Last year, on her 14th birthday, we were in Malaysia, holidaying.

So, no pavlova for her on the day but my SIL made a really nice choc orange cake with macarons for her.



And finally, for this year, instead of pavlova, she asked for something else!

She wanted an Oreo cheesecake for her birthday cake.



Tak puas agaknya dia makan yang mini ones hari tu so tu yang dia mintak a big one for her birthday!






The downside of celebrating a birthday just the 4 of us is that after the cake cutting and the cake eating, there’s still 3/4 cake left in the fridge.

Which we have to slowly eat over the next few days….

Memang akan giler kenyang makan cheesecake lah by the end of the week kan!

Monday, 7 April 2014

A week’s worth of update

I know I know…

It’s been a week plus already…

Our lives have been going through the same old same old routine, nothing much to be excited about Smile

I guess when your kids are all grown up and their lives during school terms mostly revolve around school stuff, it’s not that interesting to blog about, hehehe.

And when they are grown up, they stopped saying and doing all those cute things that kids normally say and do that I can put up on the blog.

Now it’s more of “Oh Mum! don’t take my photos!” or “Oh Mum! Don’t put that up on the blog/insta!” or “Stop writing about us….”

Nak cerita pasal we all berdua, tak kuasa I nak cerita pasal oldies!


Nak tunjuk gambar our food, it’s basically the same kind of food I have been cooking for the past 6 years since I started this blog so I pun dah naik jemu tayang the same thing hari2, hehehehe.

But once in a while, seminggu sekali, boleh lah kan I buat a ‘sekali harung’ update about all of us and some of the food we had eaten/I had made Smile.

The Other Half is still gradually losing weight…


And looking more and more like Vin Diesel+Bruce Willis combined (bagi lah dia perasan sekejap!).Rolling on the floor laughing

Thus, this running away from the paparazzi photos





While wife dia pulak kejap naik kejap turun tapi tak dapat2 capai target nak turun 2 kg!

And the girls both dah nak habis first term of school.

This week will be their last week of term, then a 2 week break before another 10 weeks of term.

Miss 10 during her school assembly where her class was presenting a show.



And during her school fete last Saturday.


Psst…. cikgu dia terinterframe pulak kat belakang tu!


And Miss 14 pulak will turn 15 in 13 days time.



Makin susah nak ambik gambar dia so hanya boleh ambik dari jauh guna zoom lens aje lah, hehehehe….

And the some of the food we had


nasi and lauk pauk melayu especially sambal mackerel dalam tin and kangkung goreng belacan!


Mee hailam for the girls and I when The Other Half wasn’t home for dinner.


And I finally made thosai/dosa using readymade mix from a packet.


Jadi lah jugak walaupun cuma yang thick version thosai tu aje.


And dapatlah makan dengan all the right condiments Smile

And our weekly pizzas


Serunding pizza for The Other Half and cheesy pizza for the girls


And for the past few Sundays, I have been making doughnuts to take to Sunday school.



Buat banyak2 pun gerenti habis sebab everyone likes doughnuts kan Smile