Friday, April 28, 2017

Ayam Goreng Mekdi

Have you guys tried the much publicized ayam goreng McD? Yes, the one with the krup krap advertisement that is so annoying yet so vindictively satisfying. Seriously, the fried chicken has been available for as long as I can remember, but this recent advertisement practically attracted droves of people to hunt it down until it is sold out virtually everywhere! It should really go into some marketing textbooks or something.

Salivating for something crunchy, fueled by various pictures shared by fellow friends who enjoyed the ayam goreng immensely, I decided to join the bandwagon. As soon as I picked Aiden up from school, I made a pit stop at our local McDonalds. Managed to beat the dinner crowd, and I scored the very last box of fried chicken. I know that for a fact, because the patron right after me didn't manage to get any.

My verdict? It is extremely crunchy. Way crunchier than KFC. But it is very very spicy. Aiden yang tahan pedas pun had to standby a tall glass of cold water by his side, sipping after every bite. As for me, my perut panas after the meal. Caused some stomach discomfort but it was absolutely worth it! Not for the faint-hearted. Although I'll probably soon relapse to my favourite original KFC chicken since I'm such a chili wuss.

If you enjoy spicy food, go ahead and try it out. Enjoy the hunt!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Long Weekend

(Finally found my SD card so here is the said post, albeit slightly belated!)

Hello! Anyone else dragged their feet to work today?

We enjoyed ourselves tremendously during the long weekend. Kick started the weekend with some early Raya shopping at Mitsui. Must be the payday mood or something. But honestly nothing spectacular there because Raya sale technically hasn't started yet. I bought a few tops for myself and the kiddos at Polo Ralph Lauren, and rewarded myself with a teapot at Noritake. I've been eyeing that teapot for so long!! I've procrastinated the purchase since forever, because (of course), it is cheaper in the US. Tapi kesian my teacups takde a matching teapot and with our horrible currency, I decided to just bite the bullet and get it. After our shopping spree, we went home and got the kids in bed early for our adventure the next day; berkelah!

My father in law's side of the family organized a mini family day; berkelah at Sungai Bil. Although not everyone was able to make it, ade la dalam 30 of us yang turned up. We were responsible for the simplest things - BBQ tools, ice, hotdogs and we contributed some marinated mushrooms as well. But upon arrival at location, we realized that we left the hotdogs at home! *giggles*

Sungai Bil - and one of the wakaf in the background.

Look at the rocks! I recommend snorkeling shoes.

Sungai Bil was not too bad, and just an hour away from home! The sungai was clean tapi arus quite deras combined with plenty of rocks. Next time must bring snorkeling shoes! The campsite we chose was shady, the wakaf was big enough for all of us. We also brought a tent while my in laws brought a stove (for cooking Ian's fries!) We set up the BBQ pit just beside the wakaf. Everyone brought so much food that the hotdogs weren't even missed! But we were the first to leave as we had a birthday party to attend back home.

Our wakaf was just beside the sungai.

Check out that cheeky boy who decided to photobomb our shot.

After the birthday party, we went home and got ready for dinner. The kids were so tired from such a long day, but their eyes widened as soon as we arrived at our dinner location - Le Meridien! It was an awesome spread for both adults and kids. I satisfied my sashimi craving while the kids enjoyed the chocolate fountain. Soon, I found my kids running around the dinner area - sugar high! CIMB is currently offering a discount for meals at Le Meridien, until July - so do pay them a visit... in preparation for Ramadhan! *chuckles*

Took the opportunity to celebrate Aiden's birthday. He was so surprised!

Gang kuat makan!

Loved the wallpaper just outside Latest Recipe, that we couldn't resist an OOTD shot.

After dinner, a few neighbours decided to come over to our house for 'coffee'. It turned out to be an impromptu surprise birthday celebration for one us. By the time everyone left our house, it was close to 4am!

A Duck scarf for a Duckscarves lover!

Since we had such a late night, the kids only woke up past 10am the next morning. We had a late brunch in the garden and then just lazed around in front of the TV. The kids enjoyed camping in front of the TV, and Ian actually constructed a fort underneath our foosball table and promptly fell asleep in his cosy new home!

I haven't had the chance to share our garden (not to mention our interior deco) in this blog. But here's a sneak peak - we usually have our breakfast at the white outdoor set while we entertain our guests at the outdoor gazebo.

Can you spot Ian?

So that's how we spent our long holiday. Who's looking forward to the next one? *smiles*

Tuesday, April 25, 2017


I had a whole post pre-prepared for today. Something that started about how I dragged my feet to work, and then an entire story about how I spent my long weekend. Only to discover that I lost my camera SD card which contains all my pictures from the said long weekend. Aaarrrggghhh... it must have dropped out of my laptop while I was carrying it around in the office.

I'm in such a foul mood now.

Bleerrrggghhh... good night!

Update: I was telling my sap story to Hubby about the missing SD card (this is the second time I've successfully misplaced it) and he said, "Cannot be lost if it's already in your laptop... maybe dalam purse you?!" While vehemently disagreeing to his suggestion (because I was soooo sure I plugged it into my laptop), I reached out to my wallet, and lo and behold - the SD card was safely tucked in the coin pocket. Jeez! Okay, time to work on that blogpost. *good mood balik*

Friday, April 21, 2017

Post Party Blues

Hello hello hello!

Post party blues today. And to add salt to the wound - it's also Friday blues! *long sigh* Can't wait for the long weekend!

Alhamdulillah, all went well with Aiden and Ian's party last Saturday - apart from some select dramatic moments:
  1. The fire station had a last minute request for a kadet bomba camping trip which meant that the station couldn't supply as many chairs as we originally anticipated. Hence we ran out of chairs at the peak of the party.
  2. Ian got so flustered with the heat that he took off his helmet just before the cake cutting. While the guests were singing the birthday song, I tried to salvage the situation by calling out to my maid to help put his helmet back on. She misheard me and started rummaging through the bag for a comb! A comb!!! My sister in law hurriedly pointed to the helmet and my maid managed to plonk it on Ian's head just as the song ended. Photographer nak amik gambar pun tak boleh cos it was blocked by her hand. Andddddd, the whole drama (with my high pitched voice calling out to my maid) was recorded in their birthday video. *buries face in hand* Oh the drama!
  3. Tak cukup goody bags, yet again! I made so many backup goody bags but we still ran out. What gives???
  4. Our piñata fell before everyone had a chance to hit it. (The string holding it yielded before the structure of the piñata broke.) A young guest actually cried cos she didn't get a hit!
The firemen entertaining the kids.

Other than that, it went smoothly without a hitch! Weather was nice too. Alhamdulillah, the folks at the fire station were an awesome brood. Despite having to drop everything to attend to emergencies just before the start and at the end of the party (what awesome timing!), which was quite a remarkable show for us bystanders - they gave their full commitment to the party! They entertained the kids, drove our guests in the fire engine at least 10 rounds around the compound, gave the adults a crash course on putting out fires and using fire extinguishers, and even turned on the waterworks for some fun-filled water play!

Us in the fire engine.

Water play!

Hubby learning how to use the fire extinguisher. Aiden kept cheering "My daddy is a hero!" ;)

As usual, photos from the official photographer are still in the works, so I'm sharing some amateur photos that we took using our own camera/phones. I'll save the official photos for a more complete blogpost, complete with vendor credits and DIY tips. Hence for now... Enjoy!

They graciously allowed us to use their fire engine in the background, to complement the dessert table.

The kids crowding around the dessert table. I love how everyone in this picture are wearing fire helmets!

The black bags at the bottom are the goody bags for each kid to bring home.

Sugary goodies guaranteed to make your kids sugar high!

A close up,

Homemade fondant cookies. I spent a whole afternoon on these.

Fire engine birthday cake. No where close to beating last year's Millennium Falcon cake!

Sixlets candy (balls of fire), gum balls and cupcakes with chocolate toppers.

The only thing not homemade. I hate making cake pops, so I ordered these cuties.

Ian stealing the thunder from his brother's cake moment!

Took us a whole night to make the cake... and then sliced in a jiffy!

Family photo.

Abang Bomba, I love you! *giggles*

The backbone of the party; what will I do without these girls!

Sporting sister-in-laws... and models for the next Bomba calendar.

Last few photos for the day - one with the Ketua Balai and the awesome crew!

Happy 8th birthday, Aiden Irfan. We hope you had a tremendous time at your party! Mummy, Daddy and Ian loves you soooooo much. We wish you nothing but the happiest and the brightest future, InsyaAllah.
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