Thursday, February 24, 2011


Hello lovelies,
I don't know what I have done.
Something is wrong
Until now, I've got no updates from the blogs I have been following.
It's  bothering me.
I'm trying to fix this problem soon.
So this was my entry last Thursday.
This recipe is easy to prepare.
Shrimps Wrapped in Noodle
12 Shrimps (shelled and deveined but leave the tail shells in tact)
Chinese Egg Noodle
1 Small ginger (peeled & pounded)
1/8 teaspoon salt, sugar, lime juice, corn starch
Sesame Oil
A dash of white pepper
Eggwhite (lightly whisked for sealing purposes)
1 Tbsp. Rice Wine Vinegar
1 Tbsp. Soy Sauce 
1 Tbsp. Brown Sugar
1 Fresh Red Chili (finely chopped) 

  To make sauce:

Dissolve the brown sugar in a pan over a low flame, then add water, vinegar, soy sauce and chili.
Whisk until all ingredients are well-blended.

  • Pat dry the shrimps with a paper towel and marinate with the above ingredients for 20 minutes.
  • Wrap each shrimp with egg noodle.
  • Heat up a frying pan with oil and deep fry the shrimps until it turn light brown. 
  • Put the fried shrimps on a paper towel to drain the excess oil
  • Serve hot with prepared sauce.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Pretty Natural Products I'm loving

Dr. Hauschka Quince Daycream
It's a light cream with lemony scent for normal dry and sensitive skin.

Korres Lip Butter in Quince
This lip balm helps when my lips are dry as sand.

AryaLaya Hand & Nail Treatment
 contains a light, natural UV protection to prevent premature aging spots on the hand.
It  moisturizes and softens hands and nails.

These are all my current favorites.

What's your favorite organic/natural product or brand?
What do you like about it?

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Tintamar VIP Pouch

What it is:
It's a functional handbag organizer made from hard-wearing but supple nylon satin fabric. 

What it does:
VIP pouch holds keys, cellphone, wallet, make-up, filofax and other essential items that can be easily transferred from one bag to another with comfort. The convenient way of keeping your bag organized.
Other Features:
It has 9 pockets & a large main compartment for your daily necessities.
The main compartment can be closed with drawstrings to help things snug.
One side pocket sealable with zipper keyring holder grip.
  It comes in various colors.

Dimension: 22 x 6 x 15cm

  • It is washable.
  • It has enough space for my daily needs.
  • It is convenient to carry around.
It's a little bit pricey.

Design: 5/5
Durability: 4/5
Comfort: 4/5
Value for money: 4/5
I found this pouch  very useful. I can recommend this to ladies who are having a hard time finding things inside their bag.
 My pouch is two years old but still looks new:) 

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Sibiu is situated in the southern part of Transylvania.
The city is of Roman origin, founded as the colony of Cibinium.
In the 12th century, German settlers from Nürnberg, called Saxons formed a community in Transylvania and founded Sibiu as the center of the region.
The Evangelic Church is one of the most impressive buildings in Sibiu.
It was built in the 14th century on the location of an old Romanic Church from the 12th century.
The building is dominated by the seven level tower with the four towers on the corners, a mark showing that the city had the right of condemnation to death. With a height of 73.34 meters, the tower is the tallest in Transylvania.

The council tower is one of the famous monuments of Sibiu.
It bears this name because it used to defend the entrance gate into the second precinct, situated in the immediate vicinity of the building which once hosted the City Hall of Sibiu.
The nowadays edifice is the result of several construction phases, the building having been super-elevated and even incorporated in a group of buildings. Only the nucleus erected at the level of the first floor was probably preserved from the initial building. The probable dating corresponds to the building of the second fortification precinct, that is the period between 1224 and 1241, in it's initial form
the building's height not surpassing four stories.

Sibiu is beautiful. 
The best time  to go there is in spring-the season of chestnuts in blossoms.

Til my next post...;)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Three Little Cupcakes

so cute!
wrapped with love.

These are all the contents of the boxes.

How was your Valentine's Day?
What's the best Vday gifts you ever received?

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Lemony Valentine's Day Cupcakes

I just wanted to share this recipe.
Source: Blisstree
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) butter, at room temperature
1 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
5 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
zest of one lemon, plus juice of half a lemon
1 cup buttermilk
3 cups confectioners sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two cupcake pans with decorative liners (or butter and flour tins if preferred).
2. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
3. Add the butter and sugars to the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. With the mixer on medium speed, mix until the butter and sugars are blended and smooth, about two minutes; scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula. With the mixer running on slow speed, add the eggs one at a time, mixing until each is just combined. Add vanilla, lemon zest and juice, stirring until just incorporated.
4. Add the flour mixture and buttermilk in three rounds, alternating ingredients.
Icing and decorating the cupcakes:
1. Sift the confectioners sugar into a bowl and set aside. Add the butter and cream cheese to the bowl of a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment until smooth. Add the confectioner’s sugar one cup at a time, scraping down bowl with a spatula between additions. Mix on medium speed until light and fluffy; add vanilla and salt and blend until thoroughly combined.
2. Using a knife or small spatula, spread a layer of frosting on each cupcake. (You can use a decorating bag and pipe the frosting on if you prefer, but the cream cheese frosting is rich; a thin layer is plenty.) Sprinkle a small amount of colored sugar, sprinkles, or decorative topping of your choice over the icing; allow to sit so that the frosting hardens a bit. Serve within 24 hours.
(The cupcakes themselves can last up to three days in an airtight container, but the cupcakes shouldn’t be frosted or decorated until you’re ready to serve. Frosting can also keep in the refrigerator for up to one week in a sealed container.)
And here's another award and giveaway.
 My friend Pretzel is hosting her first blog giveaway.
  Do visit her blog and join.
  From: Ms. Vintage Makeup
Thank you very much! 
I apologize to those who asked me what's inside the box. I don't open it yet. Surprise!

Source: Etsy
 Happy Heart's Day!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Lucky Wednesday

Someone surprised me early in the  morning. I received two presents.

Thank you very much!
I won't mention your name as what you've said.
You know that it's YOU!
luv, luv....
By the way, Fern Li is hosting her mini giveaway. 
Interested lovelies around click here.

I would like to include these awards .
From: Ged & Mav

Lovelies, thank you very much!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Fiori Meanings

Valentine's Day means romantic dinner, chocolates and of course flower.
 The type of flowers you give on the day is important decision. In deciding on the type of flowers to give, let this serve as your guide
for choosing the perfect flower that conveys the message you want to send to your loved ones. 

Red Roses
Represents: true love
Says: "I love you."
Also Says: "I'm not very creative and didn't put much, if any, thought into this buying decision."
Striped Carnations
Represents: refusal
Says: Sorry, I can't be with you.
Represents: purity, lofty thoughts
Says: "I'm not going to put out."
Burgundy Roses
Represents: unconscious beauty
Says: "I can't see your beauty. Because it's underneath the surface. Beauty is only skin deep. You have inner beauty? Er, I like watching you sleep."
Represents: innocence, loyal love, and faith
Says: "These are delicate with a hint of spontaneity, just like you."
Represents: shame and bashfulness
Says: "I cheated on you."
Represents: suspicion
Says: "I bet you're cheating, but we can agree that these flowers smell damn good."
Yellow Tulips
Represents: hopeless love
Says: "Please, please, please, please be with me. Please."
Bird's-Foot Trefoil
Represents: revenge
Says: "You'll pay for these flowers."
Represents: refined beauty
Says: "I am either pretentious or trying really hard to be."
Yellow Poppies
Represents: wealth and success
Says: "I love you for your money."
Pink Carnations
Represents: a mother's love
Says: "No, I don't have Oedipus Complex, but, yes, these flowers should have gone to Mom."
Represents: lust
Yellow Roses
Represents: joy, friendship, apology, jealousy, dying love, infidelity, and heartbreak
Says: "I have no idea what I'm trying to say."

To make the Valentine's gift presentation more special, present the flowers with other precious gifts;)

Lovelies, what flower would you prefer to receive on Valentine's Day?

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Tool Update

Tweeze it baby!
Beautify your brows with this whimsically decorated beauty tool.


  These are miniature-sized slant tweezers adorned with the cutest creature in the garden.
Bumble bee
This tool comes in a portable size for on-the-go grooming.
Price:15,00 Euro
Available from March 2011 in selected perfume shops, department stores and twin outlets.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


I went to Hamburg last summer for a weekend trip. There was a big exhibition that time, hotels were fully booked so I spent one night  @ Krupunder Hotel outside Hamburg.
The next day I changed to CPH.
This hotel is just 10 minutes walk to Hauptbahnhof.
I really enjoyed my stay here.
I walk around. I was curious to know the history. This is the city hall. It's very beautiful inside.
Hamburg is a very affluent city.
After sightseeing, I went to this place.
This is a street in Hamburg's St. Pauli called "Reeperbahn". It is the city's red-light district.
 Then I went to Heiligengeistfeld.
 I enjoyed the rides and went back to the hotel.
The following day, I took the "Hafenrundfahrt".
Two hours was not enough for me to see all. 
For me Hamburg is one of the most beautiful city I've seen.
I'll be back again.
Thank you for reading.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Praline & Vodka

These are gifts from our russian visitors I've got last week.
I'm very thankful. 
I like praline and vodka very much.

Inside are 21 bite-sized pieces of chocolate candies wrapped in lilagold foil with crushed peanuts and hazelnut on the top of the dome. 
It reminds me of Hershey's kisses. But of course this is very special one.

Beluga gold line is one of the most luxurious vodka in the world.
 The malt spirit is produced in Russia and fermented with natural enzymes, not with the synthetic additives. 
All ingredients are 100% natural.
The cork is sealed with wax and a hammer is supplied to remove the wax.

The bottle includes a beluga fish metallic label.

And here's Beluga Silver. It is prestigious vodka.
The whole process is done in an environmentally clean and safe area in Siberia.
Artisan Siberian water is used and the fermentation process takes place only by the natural enzymes.
The vodka is poured into a bottle of French optical glass.

Thanks Igor, Vladimir and Olga!

Na zdorovje!