Grandmothers

Good day my friends and readers. β˜€οΈβ˜€οΈ

Still hoping to see more sunshine after a heavy rain last night.

If somebody asks me whether I am more closed to my grandfather or gradmother, I would answer my grandmother. Perhaps because I didn’t got a chance to meet my grandfather on my father’s side and my late grandfather (my mother’s dad) had passed away 24 years ago.

I was nine years old, I only remembered that he was a very strict person. When I was 7, my parent let me stayed with my grandparents (mom’s side) in Sibu until I was 11, I started to follow my parent to live in Mukah. Around that period, I was more clingy to my grandmother than him. She was like a second mother to me.

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Now I am looking at Amani. She and my mother are very closed. They’re just like best friends. This is her ‘Mak’ or ‘Nekmak’ πŸ˜„ My mom, just like how she taught us, she loves to teach her new games and likes playing around with her.

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She also very closed with DearDear’s mother. My mother in-law really ‘manja’ her. And she would only love Bubur Maknek (Grandmother’s porridge). That’s her favourite.

Between Nekmak and Maknek, I think she loves both of them equally. They are her comfort zones especially when I become a ‘monster mama!’ Lol!

January 2015 – Smalls SAL 2015

Good day everyone!

The Smalls SAL is back again for this year challenge.

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Although I did not win the last year challenge, I didn’t mind. It’s the thrilled and fun while doing the challenge that matters. πŸ˜„ And for this year, I’m taking the challenge again. If you want to join, you can click here for more info.

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As for January 2015 check in, I had stitch an apple and a hot air balloon. The design for the balloon, I got it from the Pinterest. It is my dream to fly in the hot air balloon. hehe. 🎈🎈 I have learned a new technique of stitching the apple. It was simple technique indeed. I wonder why I never tried stitching this technique before.

Well, if you noticed, this is from my 39 squares. Yeah, I’m still lacked behind. It’s not even until halfway. Haha. πŸ˜†πŸ˜… So many distractions. 😜

Homemade Karipap

Ohaiyogozaimasu! β˜€οΈβ˜€οΈ
It’s a lovely morning when I could see the sunshine and the rainbow this morning. 🌈

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Last weekend I was very ‘rajin’ all of the sudden to make homemade karipap (curry puffs). πŸ˜‚ Yeah, everyone knows that I only baking/cooking once in a blue moon. Perhaps it was the blue moon the night before. 🌝

Indeed I really love making karipap. Especially the braided parts. It’s like I am doing my crafting activity. Haha. Mom told me, whoever making karipap with the mould is considered as not a pro yet. Mom always challenged me and my sister like this before. I remember when she told us, whoever couldn’t flip the ‘telur dadar’ without breaking it, still aren’t qualify to marry anyone). Therefore, I started practising braided the edges using clays. And it works… But, still not approved by my mom. She told me the edges were too thick. πŸ˜“ Huhu. I guessed I need more and more practise. Well, that’s my mom. 😁

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Amani also lending her hands that day. Although her karipap doughs were more looked like a ball in the first place, I taught her how to braid the edges.

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She was super excited that her karipap doughs were looking like mine. Ta-da…. enjoy my ‘kelipap’ 😘

Potted Plants on Sale!

Moshi moshi minna san~ πŸ˜„

Hello and welcome. How was you weekend? Well, I’d been certainly busying myself with my family and…. my new babies.

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New babies? πŸ˜‰ First of all, let me served your eyes with this beautiful roses. Aren’t they look beautiful? Well, I bought one of them… Can you guess which colour? 🌹🌹

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I always can’t say NO to cactuses. They are just beautiful in my eyes. These species were kind of hard to get in Kuching. I saw these types at Cameron Highlands. DearDear told me to choose which one I liked. Well, I chose two… and he chose one.

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I think that were not enough. I’m still dreaming of other cactuses… I’m going again, after payday. hehe. Well, if you are in Kuching, you can hop over to the entrance of Tun Jugah building. They are selling potted plants until March. Looking for valentine’s gift to your loved ones? These potted plants are the perfect choices… Swoon over their hearts with flowers and plants! πŸ’•πŸ’•

Urm.. that hint was actually directed to DearDear indeed. Lol! 😜

Soon I’m going to reveal the three new babies that I bought and the mystery rose. So what’s the guessing? I think I have some gift to give away for the correct answer. πŸ’

Hello Kitty + Kerokerokeroppi

Moshi Moshi minna san! πŸ™‹

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So everyone in my house were fed-up with me bragging here and there about this HK+Keroppi. Lol! From the moment I saw the ads from McDonald, I started to aim that I am going to get that Hello Kitty + Kerokerokeroppi! Definitely a must have Keroppi’s collection. Haha.

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Te-deng!! Thank you so much to DearDear for your concerned towards his wifey’s crazziness. Lol! πŸ˜†πŸ˜† He brought us to McD outlet on the first day the HK+Keroppi released. Very touching. πŸ˜‚ And when we got home, I saw another box of the collectibles on the table. Amani grab it for instance and said it was hers. Thanks to my brother for buying the second one for me. What a thoughtful brother. Hehe.

There you go. Mamani have each of the Hello Kitty + Kerokerokeroppi for their own collection. 😝

The Selection Series

Hi and welcome friends and readers… πŸ‘Έ

How are you? It’s raining season here in Kuching. That means, it’s time for me to ‘hibernate’! Lol πŸ˜†

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I hope I’m making sure myself to make a progress with my reading activities. This time I want to make a book review about my favourite series. The Selection Series by Kiera Cass. This book is recommended by Kathy, raving about how great it was. I didn’t know how well I liked it, but I decided to give it a try. The moment I began reading, I fell in love instantly. It’s dystopian fiction which I absolutely love. It is hilarious, yet just the right amount of sadness.

Thanks to her that I just couldn’t stop loving this book very much. I love every bits of it. I read from the ebook in the beginning and I had to stop at the last book because… I don’t want it to end. Lol! 😁 I want to hold the physical books and indulge myself into the stories.

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Therefore I bought The Selection Book Combo from Popular. Hooray! 😍 I love the book covers, they are so beautiful. The first book is The Selection, second book is The Elite and the last book is The One. Plus a bonus short story of The Prince and The Guard.

The Selection Series is a series of dystopian/romance young adult novels by author Kiera Cass, following the journey of America Singer, a young girl who is entered in a competition (referred to as The Hunger Games meets The Bachelor) to be the next queen of a country called IllΓ©a – and Prince Maxon’s wife. However, this means leaving her family and secret boyfriend behind. She is stuck between two worlds, and realizes that life as one of the thirty-five girls is not what she expected.

The Selection book is a must read. You will fall in love with Prince Maxon from the moment you read about him and swoon with the rest of the country. I felt what America was feeling, and cried, laughed, and was joyful when she was. This book can make me nervous especially the last book. I cried at the last chapters in The One. πŸ˜‚ No… no… it’s not a mooshy mooshy kind of story. You will definitely love the lovebirds. This is my kind of favourite love story. πŸ’•πŸ’•

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Inside the combo box, there is a bonus short story of The Prince and The Guard. You will be getting glimpses of Maxon and Aspen point of view. And… some bonus contents of The Selection Series. There are a complete lists of The Selection Girls, The Family Trees of America, Maxon and Aspen, q&a with Kiera Cass and the playlist that inspired Kiera’s writing. At least I know someone is like me. Getting ideas from the favourite songs. haha.

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Hehehe. As usual… The characters must have faces! Lol! πŸ˜„ I would love Ed Westwick as Prince Maxon. Except that he has to colour his hair blonde. And America….. I think the model on the book covers is suitable as described. But, if I have to choose any actress to play the role, I’m going to choose Leighton Meester. Yeah. They’ve played the very famous roles in Gossip Girl as Chuck Base and Blair Waldolf. They are just perfect to be together…

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This picture from the last season of Gossip Girl. It’s just the way I imagined how Prince Maxon and America Singer together. Ooh.. I’m still a little hung over from this trilogy! Oh, there will be a book four – The Heir, coming soon on May 2015.

Hush Hush Saga

Moshi mosh! πŸ™‹

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It’s been awhile I haven’t updated about my book reviews. It’s not that I have been stop reading books. That would never happen. Haha. Book is my drug, remember?

Today I am glad to share with you my favourite series ‘Hush Hush Saga’. Downloaded the ebooks since what… two years back? But never got times to read it. Then I saw BBW made an offer for the series in Seremban. I asked my friend, Fara to buy them for me. Unfortunately, they only have three books. The Saga consists of four books altogether. Hah.. lucky was always with me. I found the second book – Crescendo at Popular book fair. Yeay! πŸ‘―

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You must be wondering what are those book about? Okay, let me copy the synopsis from Goodreads. This is only synopsis from Hush Hush (Book 1).

Romance was not part of Nora Grey’s plan. She’s never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how hard her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch comes along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Patch draws Nora to him against her better judgment.

But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora’s not sure whom to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is and seems to know more about her than her closest friends. She can’t decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.

For she is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen – and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost Nora her life.

Yay or nay? I’ll go for Yay!!! πŸ˜†πŸ˜†

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As usual, I would imagined who are perfect for the role in the book. I hope I’m not the only one who’d doing this. Fangirl. πŸ˜„ Nora Grey, is the main character in this book. All the while reading the books, I only imagined this girl. Miranda Cossgrove. She is really Nora Grey!

Nora Grey’s appearance :
Nora describes herself as a β€œsmokey-eyed brunette with volumes of curly hair that holds its own against even the best flatiron”. She is also described frequently as a redhead, giving the idea that her hair must be reddish-brown. She is 6 inches shorter than Patch, who is 6’2″, making her about 5’8″.She is also described as having long, β€œbar stool” legs. She is described to have “Cold, pale gray eyes.” and a “Killer curvy mouth.” According to a special chapter in Patch’s point of view found in special editions of Silence Nora has “an aristocratic nose”, and “a few freckles she probably hated”.

See… so Miranda! 😊

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Now, here’s Patch Cipriano. The fallen angel. Full of darkness behind his past. Not until he met Nora. I choose Tyler Blackburn to play this role. Perhaps his role in Ravenswood (supernatural drama) drag me to picture him as Patch. Lol 😜

Patch’s appearance:
Patch is described as a β€œdark-Levi’s, dark-Henley, dark boots kind of guy who smells of spice, fresh cut grass and leather”. He is described to have black hair, deep black eyes that “take in everything and give back nothing”, a rugged skin tone (like a Spaniard) and is six-foot-two. According to Nora, he has sharp, almost Italian features. It is also stated by many people that he looks and can be very intimidating and scary.

Hah! Very Tyler! πŸ˜†πŸ˜†

How do the Fallen Angel and a sixteen years old girl got connected?

Nora is a descendent of the Nephilim Chauncey Langeais, who was Patch’s nephilim vessel. In Hush Hush, in order to become human Patch would have had to kill his Nephilim vessel by killing a female descendent of his-which was Nora. He planned on allowing her to die until they fell in love with each other. And at the end of Hush Hush, when Nora sacrificed herself to kill Chauncey and save Patch, he rejected his only offer to become human. From then on throughout the series he does his best to keep her safe.

Did I give you some pictures of this story? Are you tempting enough to read the Hush Hush Saga? If you are into young adult and supernatural, then these books are your must read. I like them!

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Okay, I think I better stop now. Thank you fro your time reading these bubbly things. Always a fangirl…. πŸ’­πŸ’­πŸ’• Ciao. xoxo

Stickers

Hola friends and readers…

At this age, I’m still collecting stickers. Fancy stickers, precisely. Lol! 😝 Sometimes, I would swap with my pen pals. And sometimes, I would deco my things with stickers. This is one of the example…

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No need to buy expensive handphone casing. Just paste the stickers on it. Amani helped me to choose which stickers to put on it. So you can see that was her choices. All about the sweet stuff. πŸ˜…πŸ­πŸ¬πŸ«πŸ¦

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I also spotted some ‘sweets’ 🍬🍬🍬 were paste on the drawer. I’m not sure what kind of arts were that. At once she told me she had bought sweets for me. And then she took one sticker from that line and gave it to me. Before I took it, she told me “Jap ah… bayar lok.” (Wait aa… must pay first.) 😁 I think she was mimicking me. πŸ˜…

Little Crafter

Happy Weekend! πŸ˜„

Last week I think I had really did some “de-stress” activity. Which was… shopping!!! πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ

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No new blouse and shoes?? Nah… Not that kind of shopping. Hehe. I’ve been crazy looking at those beads, paper punches, fancy tapes, stickers and last but not least the beads compartment. I’m not sure what had got into me that day, so I just grab grab grab those stuff without regret. Yeah!!

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I was so fascinated with the beads and couldn’t wait to make new bracelets from them. Just I was about to start making it, there come my ‘assistant’ offering her help to make her own bracelet. πŸ˜… OK, little crafter. Make some room for her. 😜