Monday, December 30, 2013

Another Cool Brunch @ Nutmeg, Bangsar Village II

So, after hearing quite a lot about Nutmeg, I've finally got to go try it out with Deardo's sister and BIL one fine day. 
It was weekend so it was a little bit of a wait. I think we had to leave our contact number for them to call us back in about 20 minutes or so for a table. Their menu seems simple but some of the dishes do sound pretty interesting just by reading their names and descriptions.
The cafe at a glance and lil' Jolie reading fashion magazine. LOL!
As a first timer, I naturally went for the Nutmeg Big Breakfast, while the rest had their respective choices...
Nutmeg Big Breakfast, RM28.
Salmon Aglio Olio Spaghetti, RM23.
Roast Chicken, RM32.
I personally really appreciate the choices given on my plate of Big Breakfast, for instance, you can choose between hashed potatoes or fried mac & cheese (which I had to choose the later) and house-cured salmon or salt beef (I went for the salmon). I also love the roasted garlic tomatoes, which is really flavourful and yummy. The lamb sausage and the special sambal-looking chili paste were awesome too. Really, it was something different compared to other Big Breakfasts I had elsewhere. The only complain I have would be the pathetic amount of mushrooms given. 
Cafe Latte and Cappuccino, RM 8 each.
Deardo really enjoyed his Roast Chicken which is very nicely done and comes with some really tasty mushroom cream gravy. This is definitely a must try! The Salmon Aglio Olio Spaghetti was ok, not the best Aglio Olio I've had though. I tried the salt beef too but it was quite forgettable.
Us enjoying brunch while more people wait for their tables. 
But my piece of advice is not to order any coffee here, because while it is slightly cheaper, it is not worth the money. Walk an extra  few steps to get your coffee fix at Artisan in stead.
With drinks for all of us and 10% of service charge, the bill came up to RM156.20, which is quire reasonable. Deardo and I went back for a second visit since then and I'm now madly in love with their Croissand-wich which comes with Salmon and Scrabbled Egg. Man, I can eat that for every single meal a day! :p

UGF-28A, Bangsar Village II,
No. 02, Jalan Telawi Satu,
Bangsar Baru,
59100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel:03-2201 3663

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Cloudy with a Chance of Wedding Bells Part 1

This is the first official blog post on our wedding in KL, also better known as Cloudy with a Chance of Wedding Bells. Read more about the name and theme of the wedding here
Since we kept the 'chu men' ceremony in Taiping, the KL ceremony only has a tea ceremony and the dinner. It was more for 1) Our friends and family who are in KL or more convenient for them to travel KL in stead of to Taiping and 2) us to have a wedding that is very small, yet with a theme and atmosphere that we really want. :)
We started our wedding early evening with a tea ceremony in the hotel. Of course, before that, here are some photos of the make-up session in our hotel room!
Didn't the bride looks absolutely stunning??? LOL!
Of course, like I've mentioned earlier, our photographer 'smartly' thought our wedding was the next day and didn't turn up until later. Surprisingly, in stead of getting all stress up and angry about the whole situation and the photographer, I was extremely calm. I just didn't want to ruin one of the happiest days in my life just because of some unprofessional photographer! Plus, I had Lea, Jason and Tze Yang there to be the back-ups so I thought, hey it's all under control! 
Say hi to Deardo and Deardu!!!
Lea acting like she is tying my corset up for me, as per requested by our videographers.
Still lovin' my pink wedding shoe heaps. More on that later!
Deardo suiting-up!
Wait, was it Deardo or Tony Stark???
So yes, the photos from this post are from three different photographers, hence there are little differences in terms of styles, angles and colours as well! Honestly, both Deardo and I are pretty happy with the photos, while I won't say all of them are nice, but really, when there are nice ones, they are really of professional standard! So really, kudos to the three very talented amateur photographers!!! :D
Oh well, what can I say? It's just not me if I don't do all these stupid stunts! :p
Pardon me for the crazy amount of photos of myself than Deardo because hey, he doesn't need any make-up or hair-styling and he had to be downstairs to say hi to our guests who have arrived earlier! :p
The 'sentimental' shots... 
Because Lea, Jason and Tze Yang are not really wedding photographers yet, so if you realised, most of the photos don't look like the usual ones that you see from a wedding shoot. We did some crazy shots and I'm all fine with it because I do not want to not look like myself on my big day. :)
My life-saving photographers Lea and Tze Yang (photo bomb).
And this is Jason who is famous for his troll expression and he loves doing it with the bride!

And then we moved on to the tea ceremony. As you can see, I was wearing my white corset-can can gown from the bridal house for the session, very slimming and boobs-popping I must say! Wooohooo~~~!!!
One for the album!
Very very nice photos!!!
There was a bit of a havoc at the tea ceremony when some of my uncles, aunties and cousins came really late because of the crazy KL traffic (it was also raining that day, haih...) so we sort of had to finish giving Ang Pows to the kids then went back to pouring tea to our relatives who came in a bit later.
Fantastic shots of Ah Kim and us!
Uncle Mike was called up for a last minute work trip and couldn't make it but 4e made a long distance call so that he can still talk to us!!! 
And the kids receiving Ang Pows from us!
The ceremony lasted almost an hour, which was a little bit longer than expected. Also unexpectedly, before the ceremony even ended, some of our guests have already arrived!!! Man, since when guests appear at wedding dinner so damn early??? So our helpers at the registration table (which was Vivian and Joo Ling, my cousin) had to run out to do their job, leaving us a little short-handed at the tea ceremony~!!! Phew~~~!!! I was literally sweating because of the situation!!!
Family photos time!!!
Thankfully, as the bride, I just had to move on and leave it to the helpers. So after all the tea-pouring and Ang Pows-giving, plus some quick family photos, I ran up to change for the wedding banquet...

Well this blog post is to be continued with the second part of the wedding, consisting of mostly our very dramatic wedding banquet (it was a movie-themed wedding after all)! And there are simply too many photos I really will have a hard time summing things up here! But, stay tuned ya'll!

*To view the rest of the photos, click here.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Nutella Banana Puff (That is too Easy to Make)

Merry Christmas, in advanced people!!! 

So what's for Christmas this year? Well, I have no plans this year and after last year's party, I'm not very keen on doing anything big this year. Pot luck is fine but definitely not me cooking everything (phew~). But if you are planning on making some desserts for the celebration, here's a simple idea that was originally inspired by some random link I saw people sharing on FB. It's really something so easy that even a small kid can make, trust me!

What you need: Frozen Puff Pastry (I had mine from the leftover from making the Portuguese Egg Tarts), Nutella, Bananas cut into slices, an egg (beaten). 

What to do:
1) Cut the puff pastry into square pieces (size is totally up to your own preference).
2) Now imagine you are going to fold the pastry into a triangle half, spread generous amount of Nutella on one side of the pastry, then put the banana over the Nutella (again, all amount are up to your personal preference, just make sure you leave a little space at the side).
3) Fold the pastry over to cover the filling.
4) Now with a fork, press the pastry together and form some lines on the side of the pastry.
5) Lay them all on a non-greasy paper on your baking tray. 
6) Now to give your pastry a little shine, brush the surface with the beaten egg. 
6) Put the tray into a pre-heated oven at about 180c for about 15 minutes or until pastry turns brown and that't it! 

With the crispy puff pastry, and if you put enough stuffing, you will get a mouthful of sinful yet dangerously delicious Nutella with a nice banana twist once you have a bite. It is truly, amazingly yummeeeey~!!! of course, the best thing is that it is so easy to make you can even make it in the morning for breakfast!!! 

So happy trying peeps! And HAPPY HOLIDAY~!!! :D

Wednesday, December 18, 2013



Just survived a second dengue fever of my life and am still slowly picking up things from where I stopped about a week ago. 

Will be back soon! I promise! :) 

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Here and There...

I swear I so want to start blogging about our wedding but really, there are too many photos (from so many photographers) that it will take a lot of time for me to go through them one by one before I can choose some to go with my coming wedding blog post! So, just stayed tuned! *wink~*
For now let's have a little updates from me even though I'm not sure how many of you care? LOL!

The Fashion Department:
Out on a casual Saturday!
I rarely wear loose t-shirts like this but when I saw this Cotton On t-shirt I just couldn't help but bought it home because somehow I think somewhere, some part of me is really a New Yorker! Ha, fake New Yorker I am!!! Love how it goes so well with my very old Forever 21 skirt and my new Zara heels!

I've always wanted a change to my plain short hair, so after my series of weddings, I've decided to really give it a go. I permed my hair, but only the front. So it looks something like this...
First day at work after 2 weeks of wedding 'holiday' sporting my new hair! 
Although Deardo has a point that I look a bit more matured but then I personally think the hairstyle added a lot of character to my entire image! :) Now the problem is I need more time to style and I absolutely suck at styling my curly hair!
I'm also in dilemma whether to keep it for CNY next year or not? What do you think?
Mint colour FTW!!!
Just a photo of my colleague June and me on a day that we appeared in the office in same colour!

Women's Weekly Malaysia: Great Women of Our Time
So 4e was nominated for the Great Women of Our Time award and she decided to give her niece a chance to be exposed to social event at the award night itself. Pretty cool I shall say, pretty well-organised and superb decor and fine-dining dishes and services at Mandarin Oriental KL. It was interesting yet very exhausting socialising around... Phew~!!!
A night of stardom????
I was pushed to take photos with some celebrities by 4e who funnily enough, didn't know who are they, most of the time. LOL! But seriously, nothing beats meeting one of my favourite designers, and yes my favourite Malaysian designer Melinda Looi! I just had to send myself up to her and told her how I have admire her since high school!!! Totally starstruck man!!! 
Debbie Goh was truly elegant!!!
With my long-time idol Melinda Looi, while totally ignoring Xandra Ooi at the back! LOL!
Next thing I know, I made it into the magazine, December issue!!! Aaaawwww~~~!!!
And now I have a month of stardom... 
4e didn't win but honestly she has always been my hero in every single way, an example to me since young! So to the family, she is the winner, no matter what okay!!! :D

Annual Dinner 2013
This year's mini Annual Dinner's theme was Whimsical and Mad Hatters.
My inspiration this year was Effie Trinket from Hunger Games! I've always love seeing the clothes and bizarre make-up she constantly changed into in the movie, so I thought she would be my perfect inspiration since it's a whimsical night!
Happy Hunger Games~!!!
I didn't spend a cent renting any clothes or buying any hats. All I did was put on an old but whimsical-looking tulle dress (with the colourful belt I bought from Bangkok few years back) and put on my hair piece and birdcage net that I bought for my wedding, in stead of a hat. I also wore the cool stockings I bought long time ago with clouds, rain and thunder on it and my pink wedding shoe from Zara to complete the look.  I did however, spent some money on the make-up for the right effects that I want!
So how do you like my Asian Effie Trinket look??? 
Here are some other photos from the event for your viewing pleasure! :p
Lea Johnny and Shirlexia Tan in the house~!!!
Some other cool hat and Tiara (from me) by Jojo and Sabrina.
A group picture of us!!! Spot the cute mushroom hat guys!!!
Our very cool CMO who put so much of efforts into his whole look!!! Super sporting lor!!!
Yes, I won a lucky draw prize too! Second year in a row!!! Yay!!!
And this is, undeniably the deserving winner of The Best Hat Award!!! How can you beat that man???
Check out my evil Queen's look at last year's Annual Dinner!

Updates on Little Yue Yue
Yue Yue just turned 2 few days ago! Time really flies, isn't it?
At Yue Yue's birthday party where she wore her new dress Aunt Shirlexia bought for her as birthday prezzie. Surely, I've made her a fashionable kid isn't it? :p
Well as she grows older and smarter, little Yue Yue can be very annoying and naughty it sometimes irritates me a bit. But when she is in a good mood, she is such a cutie pie you just couldn't help but manja her like crazy!!!
Look at her!!! Cannot stand the cuteness lar!!!
That's all for now!