Counting down miserably..

2 more days to me flying off to Taipei for a week-long business trip.

Zach and myself flew back to Klang so that my parents can take care of him for the week.. I'll be missing him much!


Busy travelling in the month of May..

My trip to Taipei on 3rd May is confirmed and tickets were issued today and hotel booked too! Gonna be there for 5 working days..I will miss Zach very very much..Arrggh..this is the first time I will be away from him for so many days!!!

I will bring him back to my parents during my absence which means we will be travelling back to Klang next Saturday and another trip down to pick him up the following Saturday.

Rest for 2 more weeks and we will be off to Melbourne and it's surrounding cities..can't wait for our trip!

Then it will be a busy schedule at work!

Chocolate Chiffon Cake

My family loves chiffon cake so I made it a point to do some blog-reading to some of my most frequented food bloggers site to search for a reliable chiffon cake recipe.
This time round I decided to follow Aunty Yochana's recipe.

Chocolate mixture - I use Valrhona chocolate which is quite expensive but doesn't matter since it is for my family's enjoyment. Looking good..teehee

Egg white mixture - I substituted cream of tartar with lemon juice. Happy that I manage to whisk it to the right consistency compared to my failed cheesecake whipped cream earlier.

Baking in progress...

The outcome..

Traces of egg white because I did not mix them thoroughly afraid that the outcome will be too dense
Strong chocolatey taste and soft cottony texture!!


Received an email that my order has been shipped! Can't wait to get my hands on them..

And I finally collected my parcel from the post office yesterday..been waiting for them for the past 1.5months!


All of them fitted perfectly well and I wore the pink one to work todae - super comfy lor and the
blue heels is my favie!

Wondering and Questioning

I began to wonder why I always get to worked up over work issues!

Politics within office is inevitable and I've seen those over the span of 11 years of my working life but working in a financial institution is a different ball game all together.. people only want to get the merits for themselves and pushes blame to others. Where is the teamwork spirit? None! Nada!

Now I question is this the kind of work life I want to have? Have to shout and scream and raise my voice in order to get things done? Where are the common senses? What about customer's experience? Where is the customer is king mindset?


Finally have some quiet time to blog about out our mini getaway to Bintan which I promised about 2 posts ago.

Here is Zach killing time while waiting for our ferry..he's been helping himself to all my barang barang in my bag ever since he knows how to open up the zip!

We started camwhoring while hubby is waiting for our luggage. Asking Zach to pose for a photo is so much easier because he will stand still though still unsure on how to pose! Teehee

Fuss free checking in to Bintan Lagoon and we were impressed with the size of our Floral comes with a living room and spacious bedroom, changing room and bathroom with a jacuzzi - the whole reason I booked this expensive suite! The balcony made us go WOW!! Big..haha

Zach helping himself with the chips while I was busy checking us in

All the photos above were taken by my Lumix LX3 using a wide-angle lens.
Our little rascal loves the water so much! He can't wait to 'walk' in the pool..muahaha. We were lazing by the pool 2x a day! No wonder Zach is so tanned..which I love. The sun was good, scorching hot but we all love the sun so doesn't matter. Some tan will make us look healthier too.

We went to the cool sandy beach on our second day.. strong waves and we were the first one there!! Hooray...

After the sand and sea, we took a dip in the pool water again..muahaha! Well, no one is complaining, especially Zach. Teehee..

There's really nothing much to do at night in Bintan so we were goofing around in our room with the jumping shot! Keke..

Love the expression on both Zach and hubby's face!

Mango Cheesecake

This was supposed to be made last Wednesday because it was hubby's birthday on 1st April. Unfortunately, I was out for wine session with my kawan kawan (frens) that night and by the time I reached home and ready to start on this particular cheesecake, I realise I forgot to buy the most impt ingredient, gelatine..wooppss.. So the plan was on hold till Saturday after our Bintan trip..I still did not get to buy gelatine and I make do with this mango pudding agar agar to replace.

I googled on some mango cheesecake recipe..and boy was it an eventful night. I spoilt the whipped cream required in the recipe - whipped for too long till it became curdled! Then I tweaked the recipe by adding some mango yoghurt drink and additional few tablespoon of agar agar powder as opposed to 2 tablespoon. I reckon I added too much mango juice to it because the outcome was disastrous!

It looks good before chilling..and when we are ready for it the next morning, this is the result I got. Boohoo..

I am going to try Oreo Cheesecake next week! I will make sure it works this time round because I am going to follow the recipe instead of tweaking it..keke

Murky Water

This is what we have to brush our teeth, bathe with for the past 3 days in Bintan!!

Bed bugs included!! I shall post up the photo of my poor hubby's back tonight.. can't be posting my back rite? Hahaha..luckily Zach din have any because I was very careful with him, slapping on alot of citronella cream by California Baby after shower.

Not all is bad about this trip.. we still have considerably fun time at the pool and beach! So it was all about the sun, sand and beach but not the room, water and food.

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