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Favourite Quote of The Week #9

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like ~~ Lao Tzu

The Powerful Wife

“Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.” – Napoleon Hill
He didn't say it was my fault, he just smile when I said, "So it's my fault lah?"

Monday was not a good morning for me. You woman may know how our mood swings and the hormone changes like s*it when we are on our menstruation period. Man will never understand. Why?

Me: You have to know dear, I'm on my period. So my mood and sensitivity all mixed up.
Mr. Fruitheart: I tried to, but I can't seem to understand. When you're pregnant I know if you are not in good mood, it is because of the baby inside. But now no. Maybe you need to get pregnant again so that I'll understand.
Me: Seriously??

You might want to know what exactly happened huh? OK. I woke up yesterday morning with a VERY BAD cramp and pain on my lower abdomen. Fuhh I tell you, I feel like punching my tummy hard to keep the pain go away. Rasa nak tend…

Why Is It Hard To "GO WITH THE FLOW"?

Do you know that you have a problem or issue with YOURSELF? I know I have. One issue that I failed to tackle is being PERFECT. I got really emotional and angry when things didn't go my way. It got worse during my red flag. Yes, period. I am easily irritated, sensitive and gosh, I even hate myself for being the EVERYTHING-MUST-BE-DONE mother and wife.

My significant other, well.. I noticed he is more relaxed and seems not to be worry much about house chores. He did helped me. Me on the other hand being the-perfectionist-mom-and-wife, had a little bit of hard time letting go of the responsibility. I do not know when to LET LOOSE and RELAX. I do not know when I need to stop being SO SERIOUS. I must stop to MULTITASK.

When I was with my baby girl, I folded my clothes. While she sits on my lap after bath, I put her down and went to the kitchen and wash the plates. When I told kiddo to hang his towel, I asked him to take out his school bag and make his bed at the same time. Kiddo asked fo…

Fruitheart Blog Speed Test

I was blogwalking and saw this one entry by a blogger about her blog speed. I happily tried mine using this website iwebtool. I wanted to know hoa fast my blog loads.



0.14 sec! Wohoo! Not more than one 30 sec. It's good if your blog is under 100KB. The lower the better and fast loading.

P/S: I don't like messy blog.

Fruitheart Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

I have this passion for baking since long time ago when we moved into our new house. HEHE. Yes, not that long huh? So Mr. Fruitheart bought me an ELBA microwave oven. Let's try doing it little by little shall we?

So today, early morning when we had breakfast Mr. Fruitheart said let's go and buy stuff to make cookies. Kiddo was the excited one. He loves cookies. And he expected his mother to make cookies like Famous Amos. I have printed the recipe and ingredients.

We went to Sunway Giza, Kota Damansara. There is one shop selling bakery ingredients, cake ornaments, utensils, baking decoration and even baking classes - City Bakers http://citybkrs.blogspot.com/. When we entered the shop, it smells nice and like cookies! I can't concentrate what to look for and suddenly get over excited seeing those sprinkles, walnuts, trays and even flour! Gosh. I was like kiddo in Toy's R Us.

http://www.kotadamansaracorner.com/city-bakers-enterprise-kota-damansara/
Since I do not where to sta…

Happy 9th Month Old Girl

The long entry just for you Arissa..

Today you turned 9 month old. I carried you in my tummy for 9 month too. Everyone said mama's tummy was huge that time. I looked like a mama bear that walks like a penguin. And you know what? Every night daddy would massage mama's tummy to make the stretch marks go away. Sadly, it's still there. I still have the marks during your big brother's time. Yeah, will stay there for the rest of my life.

At this age baby, you can crawl. You had your first bottom tooth and first upper one coming. You saliva flow like waterfall. You can stand up for a long time. Mama and daddy are truly sorry for the bumps and fall of the bed and walker previously. Our bad baby, our bad. And we had learn from it not to let you fall again. It made us cry seeing you in pain.

I don't know where you learn the way to wake up your daddy. Do you know how you did it? You would crawl towards his face and started scratching his nose and said.. "Ahhh.. ahhh.. ahhhh…

Career Test Result

I took this test today via the myStarJobs by theStar. I am not surprised looking at the second result.

The first result is not that correct. And 'tend to handle problems calmly and rationally', hmm.. am I? 50-50, I think. HEHE.

P/S: Taking quiz just for fun.

Electrolux Washer

Finally our new washing machine or washer is here. Why didn't I buy with dryer? Mr. Fruitheart said not that practical and uses a lot of electricity. Hmm.. I was thinking if I wash and use the dryer two or three times a week, would it really affected my electricity bill?

Oh well, we already bought it and used on Sunday. Mr. Fruitheart had some difficulties while installing the hose. The water came out from the pipe. We had no idea what went wrong or do we do it correctly.. Almost two hours he spent fixing it. At last we found out that we didn't do it correctly. We have to push and grip the hose to the pipe. 'CLICK'. There! It worked perfectly. Something new we learned that day. Should they come out with 'HOW TO SET UP WASHER FOR BEGINNER"?


Why Electrolux? The sales person at Best Denki KLCC told us the first brand to introduce this front load washer was Electrolux. Plus, the price is within our budget. So, we bought. I should be reading the review like I usually…

TAWC - Trying for Two Weeks Meals Cycle

Cook for a day, eat for a month or a week or two. You decide.

Having ingredients on-hand is the most important thing. My mistake this week OAWC was I didn't prepare my list prior to buying my groceries. I ended up putting yogurt into my chicken curry. It tasted sour! Argh!

I put it in the freezer and I wanted to put low fat milk. I totally forgot about it when we went out last weekend, twice! During lunch, I went to Mercato and bought coconut milk. I'll put that later when I reached home.

So this week meals:
3 packs of Chicken Curry
3 packs of Spicy Red Chicken
2 packs of Black Pepper Beef
1 pack of Soy Sauce Mackerel (which is too salty)
1 pack of Spicy Yellowtail scad (we already had it on weekend)
2 packs of Spinach.



Yes, it's the same fish recipe like last week. I'm still looking for a fresh new recipe. But you know how the fish price nowadays. Really expensive. I bought two piece of mackerel at Giant for RM7, but at the morning market it's RM14! Squids, crabs and shrimp…

TAWC - Chicken Vindaloo Recipe

My first time making this recipe and everyone loves it. It tasted a bit like masala. Mr. Fruitheart said it tasted like rendang. Kiddo said, 'Mom, it's delicious. Mama masak sedap lah.' Ahh.. there's nothing beat the joy in my heart than knowing my family loves my cooking.

I took the recipe Chicken Vindaloo from Nestle website. I don't like long and too much ingredients recipe. I am slow, so I don't want it take too much time preparing and cooking. So short and simple is just nice.

Ingredients:
500 gm Chicken meat

A
1 tablespoon Garlic, pounded
1 tablespoon Ginger, pounded
6 tablespoon NESTLÉ Natural Set Yogurt
1 teaspoon MAGGI Concentrated Chicken Stock


B
1 Tomato, diced
1 Onions, diced
¾ cup Water
 Salt and Pepper, to taste
1 stalk Coriander Leaves
2 sprigs Curry Leaves
2 tablespoon Cooking Oil
2 tablespoon MAGGI Tomato Ketchup
1 sachet MAGGI HARI-HARI FAVOURITES Chicken Curry Paste


Cooking Steps
1. Marinade chicken pieces with ingredients A for several hours or preferably overn…

TAWC - Why Once A Week Cooking

OAWC for short. Since we have moved into our new house end of January, I have to make myself available for cooking. We do have plans previously and set up a budget to buy meals. However, home cooked meal is ALWAYS the best and money saving.

I have never thought of this concept once-a-month-cooking (OAMC) until Mr. Fruitheart told me about it (after talking with my MIL). How does it work? It is a concept where we spend a set of time cooking which at the end of the day we have enough meals to lasts through out the whole month. The meals needs to be freeze until needed.

I have never thought of this idea and concept before. I did froze my baby girl's solid food, and why didn't I ever think of freezing our meals? If I can do a week solids for baby girl, I sure can do the same for our meals, aren't I? There a huge smile on my face.

Since I know I am too slow at cooking, I started for once-a-week-meal first. If you surf the Internet about it, there are several websites that provide …

Solid Foods Made Easy With Baby Bullet

I bought this Magic Baby Bullet Food Processor a month before baby girl turned six moth old. I waited for that three month long to update and give my review about it.
I joined this group in FB, solid foods for babies. One of the member posted about this blender. I was excited to feed my baby that I decided to buy it and yes, to make my life easy.


It comes with two blades. The baby blend blade is for puree and blend. While the milling blade is great for milling grains to make cereals. I haven't tried the milling blade yet. Now at nearly nine month old, baby girl is so loving her porridge. I have tried earlier giving her apple puree, she doesn't like it. Mr. Fruitheart said, maybe it doesn't taste good. But she likes banana, pumpkin and sweet corn puree. As for veggies, she loves carrots. Honestly, I did gave her instant solids. I gave her Heinz. I do feel bad about not giving her mummy-home-made food. I just.. well, I reserved my comments.

One thing I like about the storage cu…

Favourite Quote of The Week #7

Practical Self Service Laundry

This was my first time trying this self service laundry. Usually I just sent my clothes to the laundry and the lady did it for me, well I mean the machines. Since I was in a hurry that day, so I got to do what I had to do.

Why didn't I use my own washing machine? Well, I don't have one yet. So I had to sent my clothes to MIL's house twice a week. Can you imagine how big piles of clothes I ended up with? Two laundry baskets! When I'm going to buy? Tomorrow. So I can get it by Saturday. Crossing my fingers!

So let's get back to the story. This place Rainbow Laundry is located at PV128 Platinum Mondrian, Jalan Genting Klang, Setapak. It's near the Chatime and Toowoomba. I left the office early that day just to this. There were each three 9KGs and 14KGs washing machine.


They included the price you have to pay to the machine and let you know which type of water to be used - cold, warm. There is also the soap vendor machine in case you didn't bring your own. The det…

Favourite Quote of The Week #6

There's one thing a quote does that nothing and no one else can do... it can become a part of you. You may never meet the person who said it but that person is now a companion. Quotes help you get over pain, feel love, make you smile and laugh, and helps you through those tough days when you think that no one knows what you're going through.

Source: http://www.searchquotes.com/Strong_Women/quotes/about/Emotions/

Hunting for Washer and Dryer

What is the next most important thing you should have in your house? That's right, washing machine. A dryer is not that important, but it will be important when it's rainy season. If you hand your clothes to dry inside the house, it will dry and leave a stinky smell on your clothes. Bau masam!

We've been looking for washing machine since before we were married. Long time planning it seems. We did save money, but oh well, it went into buying something else. So here we go again, hunting for one.

I want something like this.



Electrolux 7.0kg Washer / Dryer Combi
•7.0kg Washing Capacity
•5.0kgDrying Capacity
•1200RPM Spinning Speed
• Condenser Drying System
•Flexible Interactive Program
•Electronic & 1 Control Programmes
•Spin Speed Selection
•Active Balance Control
•Zinc Coated Cabinat
•Anti-Rat Net
•Daly Start Function
•LCD Display & Remaining Time with Time Manager Control
•70 Litres Water Consumption
•Jet Spray Washing Technology
•Product [W x H x D] (mm): 600 x 850 x 6…

It Is Hard To Be A Woman

Is it really tough being a woman in this world? There's so much difference between woman 30 years back and woman of today. A lot of difference don't you agree?

Being a wife, mom, and has a 9-5 job is not an easy task when you need to know how to deal with everything and balance between work and life. There's one time I am actually holding my girl's pacifier and I've been searching for it the whole house. I feel like slapping my face hard. Few times I thought of quiting my job and concentrate on being a full time housewife. Can I do that? What would I do during my free time? What if I get bored?

Ahh.. un-necessary stress and stuff to think. I should just be thankful and enjoy what I have and do right now, isn't it? What more you want?

P/S: I should be more relax and start YOGA!

Friday Snippet #3

One of the important thing needed in a house is - WASHING MACHINE. And because I wanted front-loader type, I have to wait until my next paycheck. In the mean time, have to compile every two days and wash at MIL's house. Baby girl's stroller had been used to carry the laundry basket.


Moving to new house, our money flow like Niagara Waterfalls. So fast! Big stuff that we need to buy is washing machine. All those small stuff when you compile, it sure uses a lot of money. I was hoping there is another round of bonus. HEHE. Yeah, I can dream can I? :(

Today is the 1st of February. Even though it's Federal Territory day, I'm working. What else is new? I've been doing that like more than thirteen years now. I should find another job, a job that I can enjoy Malaysia's public holiday. No more supporting foreign countries. Penat lah! I don't enjoy and like it anymore.

P/S: Woke up at 5 and sleep only at 10pm. Dear body, please don't get sick.