Week of leisure/laziness in pictures—a long post before I abandon this blog for a few days

Friday, February 19, 2010 Liyana Hanim 2 Comments

*I love eating these!!There are so many fun flavors--even pink grapefruit!


Below are some of the things that I cooked and baked in these past few days.

*The bloomin’ onion was inspired by what Bobby Flay did for the Onion Battle in Iron Chef America.I think he made it waaay better than I could..sigh.I’ll try it again maybe sometime this week.I envisioned it to be far crispier than it turned out.



*The rice krispies treats is because I’ve been meaning to make them for a long time but didn’t get to it.I remembered eating them almost everyday back when I was 12 years old because they were sold in packets and everytime I finished my tuition at Cikgu Adam’s house along with other SKS9 kids & Sri Muda kids,we’d eat the krispies treats outside of his house.Good times!

*I’ve been making lasagna since I was 15 years old.I bake it this week because my brother who turned 20 last Friday(12th February) requested for it.His girlfriend gave him a gift & a box of cupcakes—T_T..when will I ever get to celebrate my birthday with a boyfriend?

*I baked pineapple tarts for my parents who absolutely loves them & they can finish 50 pieces of them in 2 days!yikes!!hehe.

American Idol 9---yahoooo!!I love Didi because she sang Terrified(sang originally by Katherine McPhee feat.Jason Reeves & written by Kara) soooWELL!When she sang it,I was like, “where have I listened to that song before?” & I googled it & realize that I HAVE THE SONG ALL ALONG in my laptop.Because I like Jason Reeves when a friend asked me to listen to Droplets which was sung by him & Colbie Caillat. Now I can’t stop listening to Terrified although I wish I have Didi’s version to listen to.Simon said that she sang it way better than the original which was so true!

The other contestants that I’m excited to see performing next week is John Park and that 16 year old boy(I forgot his name) who sang Angel during the last part of Hollywood week because he gave me goosebumps although he forgot his lyrics at first.

Went to Ikea with my mum & 2 younger brothers recently (my other younger brother was off dating with his gf..sigh) and I so want a chaise lounge like the one below for my room...I keep imagining myself reading a book on it while it’s raining outside,with a steaming mug of green tea...ahhh...blissful!

Mama said that she’ll makeover my room soon..yeah!!I want a new wardrobe,more bookcase,a prettier chair for my vanity and a proper table for all my electronic equipment & tv..:)


I bought a vanilla candle there & it made my room smells so lovely.Bought some stuffs for baking too..hehe.Went to Sunway afterwards for lunch & thank God I managed to swerve them to NOT go to OU because I detest OU!!Sorry to OU lovers but I can safely say that in my almost 5 years of being a degree student,I’ve never set foot on OU—maybe once but I can’t remember.

I realized that I tend to buy too many fashion mags.haha.I just bought the March issue of Instyle(pic above) and Neil Patrick Harris is in the On My Mind column..I adore him because duh,I love How I Met Your Mother!Haven’t finished watching/downloading season 5 yet though cos’ I’ve been so busy.Btw,NARS named an eyeshadow after Kuala Lumpur & Zoe Kravitz wore it in the magazine—COOL!

Oh,I wonder why in the February issue of Instyle,they didn’t have the wedding column anymore??Usually for the February issue,every YEAR since I’ve been buying it in 2003,they’ll have a section for recent celeb weddings.But this year,there’s NONE!Maybe it’s because of the new editor?And the March issue cost rm21.90 instead of the usual rm17.90.I checked in other bookstores,the price is rm21.90 now for the March issue,but the February issue is still rm17.90.Is it because it’s much thicker?But still...But since I have been a long time fan,I didn’t really mind.

If you see from the picture above,I bought 2 local fashion magazines.The GLAM one I bought because I think the cover of Rozita Che Wan is genius!She looked edgy and strong,compared to her usual look & the yellow+black eyeshadow looked great on her!And I think the makeup artist for GLAM copied that black+yellow eyeshadow look from NYLON’S September 2009 issue—yes I have a very strong memory when it comes to beauty & fashion.:P

I bought the In Trend mag because there’s 2 couples that I adore were featured in this Q&A session for Valentine’s & it’s fun to read how well their guys know them!
Both NYLON and Vogue mags are back issues—thank God for magazine stores that sell back issue because there’s no NYLON mag being sold in Shah Alam.Thus,when I get too busy,I don’t get to buy the current issues.

The Vogue mag featured blogger Jane Aldridge of Sea of shoes(which I’ve linked for quite sometime in this blog) with her mom & they tried different looks which was so cool!I love her blog because she wears amazingly outrageous & beautiful stuff.

Oh,I just finished watching the entire season 4 of Ghost Whisperer (SPOILER ALERT!!) and I cried so many effing times during some of the episodes. WHY WHY did such thing have to happen to Jim??Why they had to make the storyline twist like that?TOO COMPLICATED!But as usual I adore Melinda’s clothes because she wears a lot of dresses since Jennifer Love Hewitt has a big booty—yeay!hahaha.Plus,I’m trying to recreate her makeup looks because she always wears this deep bronze or gold or brown creamy eyeshadow in the episodes & it looks gorgeous!

The picture below is to show you how tiny baby fingers are compared to mine!:)


And here are some of my current favourite things:


1)Studded cardigan&studded bag
The last time I had a studded bag was back when I was in Part 1 degree or was it Pre-TESl & the studs were similar to these one below. The bucket bag is in a lovely shade of grey & I’ve been wearing them ever since I bought em’ last Saturday.I just love the cardigan—it’s comfy but looked edgy because of the gold studs.

2)Bling2 bracelet in purple—the bracelet was actually discovered by my mum & I’d never thought of buying them.But she did and I’m glad because they look amazing on my wrist—eheh.

3)A bunch of earrings(okay,20 pairs)
I went earring crazy & bought 20 pairs at this place that sells it for cheap—rm 1 per pair--CRAZY!I won’t tell you where the place is because a girl can’t reveal all of her secrets.hehe.BUT you have to buy 20 pairs in order to get to buy em’ at rm1 per pair though. It was a great deal because I lpve earrings & because I ALWAYS loose one half of a pair,I though why not stock up?My mum paid for it because I’m always broke!

4)Maybelline Magnum Volum’ Express mascara & Banana Boat Sunwear FACES
Maybelline makes the best mascara & in the States,a Maybelline Great Lash mascara(not available in Malaysia) is sold every 1.2 SECONDS!For real!Thus,I decided to try their new mascara—I’ve a secret—I try everyone of their mascara when it comes out,as in BUY them.This new baby is great!It doesn’t clumps & makes your lashes look really full and isn’t heavy which is a plus & you don’t feel like you’re wearing any mascara.

The sunblock has been recommended by Instyle magazine for years & I only bought it a few weeks ago because I my arms & feet are getting darker & it doesn’t match my face anymore.hahah.It’s because at the school that I’m doing my practicum,we have sports practice a few days in a week since the sports day is getting nearer.The sunblock smells like coconut & doesn’t feel sticky even if you put lots on which is a great plus!

Okay I have to get back to real life.Next week will be the last time my mentor will observe me and my supervisor will be coming on the same day too..yikes!Plus I haven’t really keep my thesis moving..oops..:)Hope you have a great week people!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

i know who you are talking abt. like OMG ttly agree!

your sexy hot student that you do not teach.
NICK RAJA ADAM.

Li said...

Nick i think u slh comment ni..hahaha..but I know u know!!kan???good god!haha