Thursday, September 21, 2017

The Experience of Hurricane Irma

You might be wonder this Yvonne went missing again for weeks. Yes, me and my Marcus boy went to Florida to attend The Avatar Master Course. What a surprise to us is we never expect to experience the strongest ever Hurricane for Florida state in the past 57 years. 

Well, as Malaysian, this is our very first time in life experiencing a Hurricane. We are kind of excited to be honest. :P Marcus is anticipating and imaging a lot what will happen when it hit our area. He has non stop questions about it. 

We also learned what's is Hurricane and what is Tornado. Both has different characteristic to it. So the one we experienced with is Hurricane Irma. We learned together what to do when the wind hit us, i.e. stay away from the window, protect ourselves with blankets or something soft, stock up foods and etc. (well, we never had to do all these back in Malaysia, so we really have no any clue on this)
  

What surprised me is when I went to Publix (the supermarket) most of the shelves was empty!! Specially those ready to eat food like cans, breads, waters etc. But lucky our hotel is just right opposite a Publix, so we still managed to get waters and foods prior before the Hurricane Irma hit us. 

Above pic is our stocks prepared to welcome Hurricane Irma. hahaha very well prepared right?? :P 
Below is the empty shelves at Publix supermarket. 


The wind and rain start to get stronger even way before hitting Orlando, it started from afternoon time around 2pm, winds get stronger and stronger. Time passes and is night time, we quickly get ourselves showered (might have no water during the storm). then the electric start to went on and off a few rounds then its totally off for almost 30 hours. The winds hit our area is middle of the night time, so we were actually sleeping it through.. hahahaha .. so no much feel in fact! @_@


 after the electricity went off, Marcus boy make a shelter for himself with his friend in between two bed with comforter cover to protect themselves.. haha it looks so fun to him, and he really sleep on the floor with the comforter whole night!!! Just like CAMPING!!!


outside our room window after the electricity went off. 

It is a cool experience to both of us. Maybe we didn't witnessed the strongest point when it pass by Orlando, so it is like a super super heavy rain in KL that might cause trees to falls and flooded. and we can see the whole trees is moving and swinging.. Hotel kept the table inside the swimming pool and kept away all the loose item like chairs etc from outdoor. 

This is basically our summary of this experience. What's most suffering is no electricity for 30 hours, meaning can only eat sandwiches etc. we not getting use to this. Our flights home get delayed a few days due to no seat available. It affected another trips of mine and very heartache about it still. 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Nuskin Enhancer Skin Conditioning

This is my very own feet . On and off  I am having this problems still .. when it is very itchy I will using this enhancer on my problematic skin.. it doesn't heals my leg but it helps to give my very dry skin moisture and it helps thus helping me to sooth the skin . When it is well moisture it actually helps to reduce my itchiness and stretching too.. I am really in love with this skin conditioning gel. I bring it with me wherever I go in my handbag!

Well another of my friend told me that she use this gel for her pimples and it is very effective too to help sooth the pimples and it goes aways faster. Well you may give it a try on your pimples if you want to.

You may email me if you wanna know how to get it yourself at distributor price.


Friday, August 25, 2017

Camping at Hutan Lipur Lentang

It is our second camping this time and we are all gear up with our own tent this round. The last round we were renting it from the Back to Nature in Malaysia. After the first camping we are ready for more camping so we decided to purchase our very own tent. 

Kids enjoying running around and playing water in the stream, mommy enjoy foods, friends and activities together, daddy enjoy playing fire (don't play play his fire survived through out the night till morning even with two times raining. Just for them to sleep and play inside the tent they are already super happy!! kids are simple and easy actually!!!


Kids really enjoyed a lot outdoor activity like this, and this is very educational activities for our city kids that almost everyday playing with gadgets. Back to nature is a good idea for them to back to basic as well. It is a great family activities as well as a group activities. And it is good for them to experience themselves than learning through pictures only, they actually see giant spider and variety of animals and insects alive!! :) yeah, not like our own childhood time that we get to play in the longkang to catch longkang fish already!! 

For less hassle we actually went with Back to Nature in Malaysia for the first time at Sg Congkak and this is our second time with them to Hutan Lipur Lentang. Calvin is the owner of Back to Nature in Malaysia, he organised the whole trips for us including foods. Calvin is funny and very friendly. He and his helper cooking is good too (same with his goal natural and yummy) So as a beginner camper it is much easier for us because we have less things think worry about. If you are beginner and thinking to try camping only without spending a bomb for that you can also opt to rent the tent from him too. You may go to his facebook to join one of his 2 day 1 night parent-kids camping trips that schedule on weekend and holiday. It is a good options for you to consider about. Calvin also has juggle trekking / hiking for us too, can you imagine 28 kids went on hiking?? hahahaha

(ops.. got his phone number here too, you can call him to check his camping trips if you want) 

As for us, we actually doing it private with him, yeah we have 12 families this times and he is like cooking a kenduri each meal. hahaha :P 

Ok talk about this camp site, it has a lot of rocks here and there (really huge one) and the place is quite big as we cant accomodate all 12 families at the same zone, so we have 3 different zone and 1 cooking area. so you can imagine how wild our kids can run?? it is also a good thing for them to explore the forest too in a way :) It is hot and humid maybe due to a lot of tree covering it up and no much wind. The water stream is good and safe for kids to play with (just is muddy due to raining the time we went).

Location: It is accessible from Karak Highway (waze: Lentang Recreational Forest)
activities: camping, playing water in the stream, hiking, juggle trekking, bbq
entrance fees: RM2 / adult 
Camping fees: if you go with Back to Nature Malaysia then this will taken care by them, if not you will need to pay yourself when enter the entrance (fees unknown - should be less than RM20 per camp)

Thursday, August 24, 2017

LIGHTSHINE LIP PLUMPING BALM REVIEW

The last round I went to the United State I purchased this Lightshine Lip Plumping Balm. The moment I start using it I already fall in love with this product. Yeah this product is not available in Malaysia yet. I am not a lipstick or lip gloss person, very seldom I put anything on my lips.. sometimes when I have a full make up, often I will forgotten about my lips too.. But after I start using this Lightshine Lip Plumping Balm. I will remember and keep wearing it on. Why? 

1. the appearance of the lips looks full and lightly glossy feeling
2. the minty feeling on my lips make me feel sexy and I like that sensation on my lips

from the picture above you can see very obviously change is the texture of the surface of my lips.. it become smoother and less wrinkles.. looks fullers.. it is just one apply you can see this changes.. 

after using for sometimes, I feel that even not wearing it my lips condition improved too. 

somehow I am really in love with this product!!! 

If you would like to get this yourself too you may leave me a message at contact me so I can teach you how to get it urself. :) 
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    Tuesday, August 15, 2017

    Nuskin Enhancer Review

    This is my own lips.. I have this allergy lips once in a while.. what cause this problem am really not sure.. when allergy attack my lips, it will get very dry at the edges of the lips and it start pealing skins and when it get to an extend that when i open my mouth wide, I will feel it cracks and pain.. it can get serious sometimes until bleeding if i didn't treat it as soon as I can when this problem occurs.. Usually I will need to see doctor to get some oilment to treat this condition, until one day i tried this Enhancer Skin Conditioning . it heals in about 2 days time.. what i did is just keep applying to the edges of the lips.. the same lips problem my son who is 8 years old also encounter too.. so the same thing I did applied to his lips and it gets better in 2 days... 

    this is really a very good skin conditioning gel that my whole family is using it for.. 

    hubby: use it for sunburn after his jogging (he dislike apply sun block)
    kids: apply when got mozzie bites and skin dryness
    me: other than use on the lips actually I use it on my ezema too.. its help to calm and sooth my skins and reduce itchiness very effectively..

    So now I am in love with another product that make my lips look healthier and juicer.. I will share it in another post maybe in the short future. 

    Monday, August 7, 2017

    Kobe Gyu Taku Yakiniku Restaurant Review


    Every now and then me and my hubby will go around to have our date nights while hunting for some nice and yummy food around Kuala Lumpur.

    Beef BBQ is one of my Favourite food now.. and not easy to find one that had really nice and fresh beef around.. This is one of the best I tested at KL . 

    Have you tried MATSUZAKA Beef before? It is more expensive than Kobe but also taste much better than Kobe too.. :) I strongly recommend it to you if you are a beef lover.. :) 

     Freshly BBQ without any marination is the best way to eat Beef... 
     oh my.. i am so in love with this beef tongue meet.. (oh well some might not dare to try after listen to the name but trust me it is really very very good..)
     fresh beef
    their sashimi is very fresh too!!!

    Address: No.52, Jalan SS15/4, Subang Jaya, Selangor. 
    Contact Info: 03-5638 2923

    Saturday, August 5, 2017

    I am Back!!!


    Hello.. I am back and looks my kids are all grown up already.. I am very happy and release that they are healthy and all grown up well.. They are now going to be 8, 6, 4.. time flies right??

    You might be curious on what I am busy with now.. ok other than become a mommy.. that need to jaga them.. fetch them.. be a massager.. be a reader.. be a listener to their stories.. I also ventured into my own business path.. which I think is also a very big breakthrough for my life.. 

    I wish to share more as and when I have time to.. :) Just would like to do an update I AM BACK!!!!


    Monday, January 12, 2015

    Bak Kua (Chinese Pork Jerky) Recipe

    Bak Kua is a tradisional chinese new year food but recent years the price of the bak kua increased so much!!! Last year, I start making my first ever homemade bak kua.. but I didn't manage to post any here to share with you all... I get this recipe last year from a friend she shared online from Bake for Happy Kids.. so my first trial to attempt this was last year.. so this year CNY is approaching and I bought 2kg of pork and minced myself and made Bak Kua!! 

    Ingredients (adapt from the recipe above but i modify the marinates a bit here and there)
    Mince pork (I prefer less fat one) - 1kg 
    Sugar - 160g 
    Light Soy Sauce - 2 Tbsp
    Chinese Rice Wine - 1 Tbsp 
    Thai fish sauce - 1 Tbsp 
    Oyster Sauce - 2 Tbsp 
    Dark Caramel sauce - 1 Tsp 
    Five spice powder - a bit (depend on your own favor) 
    Pepper - a bit (up to you how much u like) 
    Salt - 1 Tsp 
    Honey - 3 tbsp 
    Sesame oil - 2 Tbsp

    How to make?

    1. Mixed all ingredients together in a big bowl and stir with a pair of chopsticks clockwise until it become gluey or sticky.. 
    2. then wrap the bowl and put inside fridge to marinate for few hours
    3. Preheat oven at 160C
    4. Spread the marinated minced pork on the baking tray with fingers and tap to very thin piece
    5. put inside preheated oven and bake for around 13-15minutes. 
    6. removed out the pork from oven let it cool a bit and increase the oven temp to 220C and change to Grill function. collect the little oil on the surface for later use.
    7. Cut the pork into desire size and shape 
    8. put inside oven to grill for 1-2 min then take out and turn it over and continue grill for another 1min or less (watch it don't let it burn) then take out and turn it up again and sapu the oil collected in step 6 above and put it to grill until golden brown and a little burnt. 

     (step 5 above)
     (Step 6 - this is how it look like after bake)
    I cut it into these and grill in batches later.. coz i made big batches at one go.. 
    yummy bak kua almost done.. 
     This is the little oil i collected at step 6.
    taa daa... bak kua ready to serve.. :) 

    Thursday, January 8, 2015

    Abandon Blog

    Recently when conversation with friends or friend's friends... they will say well your blog is very famous and even their friend at oversea is reading it... I am a little bit surprise.. since i had like almost abandon my blog here.. very very seldom update yet someone will say they know about my blog.. feel happy and yet guilty at the same times as I got no much time updating here... there are a few reasons why I am so quiet here.. 

    no.1: busy - am really with my works, and kids... 
    no.2: I start to concern about security and exposure.. well you know our society today are very different from the day I start blogging many years ago.. it is so dangerous to be expose too much in the public internet.. 
    no.3: priority changed - time management changed.. focus on what's more important at the moment of time... so blogging become least important and thus seldom blog already..

    I will try my best to keep updating here.. I promised :) this is 1 of my 2015 new year resolution.. 

    I got something which i appreciate a lot happened in year 2014.. it change my life.. I will share that on my next post.. :) 

    Monday, July 28, 2014

    Must Eat at Kota Kinabalu - Little Italy

    The last round we came we not manage to try this restaurant.. but I am very happy we managed to tried this round.. The restaurant name is "Little Italy" the boss is from Italy.. so it is authentic Italy restaurant.. 

    I watched Ah Xian's introduced this restaurant... and also read many recommendation of this restaurant.. most impact is a friend he shared in his own FB that this is a must eat thing whenever he is back to his hometown at Kota Kinabalu. So this tell me how yummy and people appreciate the food for this restaurant.. 

    The restaurant is fulled when the time we arrived.. We queued for a short time and we get a table pretty fast.. faster than I imagine.. and the food serve are pretty fast too even the restaurant are so full.. so I am quite amazed on this.. :) 

    Finally.. we came and have a taste ourselves.. somehow we like the food too.. am not sure if they actually blended in local taste or not.. but simple I like the pizza.. the carbonara light.. not managed to take all the food that we ordered.. lol too hungry and wallops once he arrived.. :P 


     this is the light carbonara.. it was very yummy... 
     Bolognese.. and this is nice too.. nicer than those I can find here in KL.. 
    we had this squid ink speg when we was at Venice.. and we love it so so much.. we tried this.. but somehow the one in Venice is still the best.. but this is quite nice too... 
    oh i love their pizza.. it was really good and fresh.. not the typical pizza hut style.

    Little ItalyAddress : Capital Hotel, Jalan Haji Saman, 88813, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.Phone : 088-232 231Opening Hours : 10.00am - 11.00pm


    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    Sang Yuk Mian - Kedai Kopi Jia Siang 家乡生肉面 - Kota Kinabalu

    What is most important in holiday? Yeah, you are right.. cari makan (find the delicious local food)!!!

    We researched online and also asked around what is Must EAT in Kota Kinabalu, this is one of the must eat in the list.. 家乡生肉面.. it is actually pork noodles.. Last year year when my first visit KK we missed this out. So this round we manage to find it.. it is simply delicious.. 

    You can find many shop selling this 生肉面 but this is the most recommended by the locals (Jonathan recommended too) It is located in Lintas Square.


     Simply yummy.. I quite like it.. 

    One thing special the the chili sauce.. it look watery but however it is quite spicy and it blend very well when eat it together with the pork balls and the meat.. yummy!!

    You can get here by this..

    View Jia Xiang Sang Yuk Mian in a larger map

    Oh No!! my saliva keep dropping now.. give a try when you visit next time at Kota Kinabalu Sabah..

    LIGHTSHINE LIP PLUMPING BALM REVIEW

    The last round I went to the United State I purchased this Lightshine Lip Plumping Balm. The moment I start using it I already fall in lo...