Busy busy beeeee

Thursday, October 27, 2011 Liyana Hanim 4 Comments

I've been seriously busy these past few days and it will continue in the upcoming days as well.Last Friday & Saturday was fully packed days for me as I had to run around to lots of places.On Friday it was the akad nikah of one of my good friend whom I haven't seen in almost a year!And all of my other friends was there as well.

Can you believe it?We haven't seen each other in a long time because everybody's been busy living their life in different parts of Malaysia,juggling their work and study like I am.I'm one of those people who doesn't communicate much with their friends either through online or phone and usually I prefer to hang out.

So it's hard for me to do so with some of my friends when they're living quite far from me but when we do meet up,it's like nothing has change.That's the beauty of true friendship.It's about quality,not quantity.

I miss all of them a lot!They've been there for me back in uni days when times were tough and also through many lighthearted moments.

Okay back to Hani's akad nikah..because I couldn't go to her wedding reception which was held on Saturday afternoon due to work and plus the boyfriend is graduating as well..so I made sure I made it to the akad nikah.

Although Friday was my off day from work,not a minute was not utilized fully by me & usually that is what happens whenever I get my off day from work as well.
Hani,the bride,the one on my left..Before you guys wondering why
I'm wearing tudung is because she told me days ahead
that the tok kadi remind her to tell female guests to do so..:)
In the morning I baked red velvet cupcakes for a friend and also for Hani and my other friends to taste it since I remembered Hani saying to me a few weeks back on FB that she & her sister have been meaning to try it so I just had to bake it for them.

They absolutely love it especially Hanna because she said that previously she tasted a really bad red velvet cake that made her dizzy!haha

It was raining cats and dogs on late Friday noon and I was rushing trying to buy a wedding gift,sending my car to be washed,vaccumed & polished and also searching for the right chocolate bouquet for Razin's graduation.
Hani's wedding gift..loveee the wrapping paper that I chose!:)

I went to 4 different florist in Shah Alam & decided at the end to go to the one that I had seen a few days back.ahaha.Unbeknowst to the boyfriend,I was secretly hatching a plan with his sister to surprise him on Saturday morning.hehe.
Got him this because he told me he doesn't want flowers but chocolates

I was SUPPOSED to be working on Saturday morning but I managed to ask a junior to take over my work.Thank you!!!I'm glad I managed to get off from work because it was a day whereby I got to spend time with the boyfriend from the wee hours of morning into the night.

We haven't had the chance to do so in months!Yes,we do see each other almost everyday but usually it's for a few hours.And yes,we don't get sick of each other.Seriously,there's no such thing as loving someone too much!:))

Okay anyhoo more on that later but back to my friend Hani's akad nikah on Friday night..-- I went there with Izlin and Yaya..both whom I haven't met in over a year as well.And throughout the 1 hour plus car ride with Yaya driving my car,we talked and talked and updated each other about our lives.

Hani's super pretty hantaran with fresh flowers by Kerja Kahwin..:)
Izlin is staying and working in Kelantan with her family--but she does come to Shah Alam a few times in a month for her Masters class--yes I have loadsss of ambitious & driven friends!:))...while Yaya has been busy with her studies & working as well.

Me,Hanna,Mak(farhana) & Izlin
We arrived there a bit late,around 9pm something because of the non stop rain & crazy traffic since we made our way from Shah Alam to Kepong..but when we were there,the ceremony took place around 20 mins later.Pheww!Even Hanna who drove all the way from Kedah managed to arrive just on time which was during the lafaz.:)
Me with Hanna who's working in Kedah but studying in USM,Penang..
crazy busy life!Haven't seen her in ages!
Awww..Hani & Hatta..<3
We had dinner & talked & talked because Hafriz,one of my good friend whom I haven't seen in ages & is also Izlin's long time boyfriend,was there!Went back home with Yaya & slept around 1.30 am like that and then.....had to wake up at 5.45am for another important day!!

Boyfriend's graduation day/a day of togetherness..:)

Taken around 6 something in the morning!
Handsome isn't he??hehe
The boyfriend had NO IDEA that I was not working on Saturday because initially I was supposed to.In actual fact,I had planned with his sister to help me surprise him in the morning because usually everytime I go to their house,he'll open the door.So this time I had to make sure that he doesn't know I'm going there.

So around 6.30 I sneaked in with the help of his sister,while he was in the shower.He ALMOST saw me coming because just as soon as I entered the house,he went to the bathroom.So when he came out,he went to his pc first.I tiptoed behind him & poked him.

He turned around,stunned & the first thing he said was "Sayang you tak tido ke??"(Didn't you get any sleep last night?"..He was all concern about me when hello I was there to surprise him!haha.He asked me that question because we always talked to each other before we go to bed or when we wake up groggily in the morning.So off I went with him to UiTM after going to McD for a quick drive thru breakfast.
With his pretty sisters!:)
During the ceremony I stayed outside with his sisters & youngest brother while his mum & brother went in.His father was outstation so he couldn't be there.I was SO FRUSTRATED when like 3 courses before his,the tv screen outside went BLANK!Like WTF!!I was there since early morning & now that it's his turn,I couldn't see him??
With his siblings...I call them The Cullens because all of them are beautiful!haha

I was almost crying & when his name was called out,his eldest sister,Nana,looked at me & we was like..*SIGH*..T_T..Me & the boyf were communicating even when he was inside & I told him about the stupid technical problem

With his mum..awwww
When he came out his siblings & I was like phewwwittt..haha and shouted his name that everyone around was looking at us.He hugged everyone and then when it came to me,he hugged me & gave me a peck on both cheeks & forehead..*blush*..He's sweet like that..:)

Never short on laughter
A good lunch!
Tutti frutti!

Afterwards we went for lunch at Papa Johns & then Tutti Frutti for dessert.Then took a quick rest before going to Hartamas in the evening for our spa experience at Royal Malaysian Spa using the voucher that we got from Milkadeal!

It was soooooo funny because it was his first time going to a spa & we did sauna treatment(the funniest!!!),foot soak(super hot water!),body scrub,body massage(his fave..no brainer!haha) & lifting facial.He didn't like the facial because they did extraction which was painful but I'm used to that from my treatments at Embun Seri.

We had dinner at Pasta Zanmai first before going to the spa & I tasted the best salad dressing ever from boyfriend's dish.They had sesame seeds in it & it tasted divine!!
Oh tasty salad dressing..how I'd love to learn to make thee!
Pheww..so I managed to blog about these 2 events.Got more to blog about.Unfortunately,time doesn't permit me to do so..sooo goodnight everyone!And do come to Old Blossom Box this Sunday!:))


Come one,come all!:))

Friday, October 21, 2011 Liyana Hanim 1 Comments

To my lovely readers,sorry for the weird spacing in my previous blog post.I'll fix it when I get home because currently I'm still at the office.Yes pity me..:P

Anyhoooo,this upcoming 30th,I'll be selling some of my baked goods--cookies,brownies & maybe candies(if I have the time) at Old Blossom Box Pre-Loved Party!

The owner,Jezmine asked me whether I'd like to join & sell some of my baked goods as she have bought cookies and brownies from me before & love them.So I thought why not since coincidentally I won't be working on the 30th..hurray!:))

Head over to Old Blossom Box this 30th to buy lotsa cool clothes and accesories and also lots of delicious desserts!:)


Pretty things..in a pretty long post!:))

Thursday, October 20, 2011 Liyana Hanim 4 Comments

Okay,so I've been slacking in updating this blog so I thought in order to compensate for that,I'd make a longggg entry & categorize it into parts.Things,Love,Friends and Work!:)


I love pretty things!My overflowing closet is a testimony to that and my shoe filled car shows that as well..haha.As some of you who's been following my blog would have known,I have been meaning to buy Benefit products since quite sometime but never did.

Benefit loveeee!:)

I'm glad I finally did it a few days ago..hehe.Their stuffs are so cute & pretty.I bought the Confessions of A Concealaholic,Powda Wowza and Hello Flawless.Initially I just wanted the Bella Bamba blusher but then it made sense to buy Powda Wowza since it contained 2 of their blusher--Bella Bamba & Coralista along with their Hoola bronzer at a much cheaper price!

The salesperson tried these products on my face & the result was awesome that I just had to buy them..:P The Hello Flawless compact powder has got to be THE best compact powder ever!And I've tried MANY brands--from Loreal,Maybelline,Revlon,Johnson and Rimmel(rimmel mineral comes close second..)

A new cheeky makeup bag from a friend of mine at the office,Sakinah..:))

I bought this sparkly pair of flats because I remembered awhile back that I wanted them but then I decided not to buy them since I have bought 2 pair of shoes already at that store.So when I went last week & saw them there,the LAST pair,I just had to get them.Aren't they sparkly?

Sparkly flats!

Currently I'm watching the second season of Junior Masterchef Australia.Seeing all those talented kids made me want to one day when I became a mother,to hope that I too will be able to raise children who are confident with who they are just like those kids are.I'm a pretty confident and independent person thanks to how my parents raise me as well but raising a kid sure is scary!


Nowadays that both of us are busy and our schedules clash,we try to make time for each other.Previously we see each other everyday and spend time a few hours..nowadays it's every other day and even when we do see each other everyday,it'll be for an hour or 2.

A few days before I helped sayang(okay more like watch..haha)set up his new pc!Previously he had a laptop but then he changed to pc because it will last longer & it has worn out.It's touchscreen!haha Coolness(with a hint of jealousy..:P)

Him trying the touch screen buttons..haha

We managed to spend some down time this week and watched the movie Thank you for smoking.Yes I know it's a pretty old movie but I didn't watch it previously and he wanted me to watch it so we did.Basically nowadays that he's pretty busy,we don't go out much but we spend time at his family's house,having dinner or lunch.

A few nights before we had a lots of pizza..his treat!Yeay!!haha We were a bit awestruck with Domino's online tracking system.When you order your pizza online,you can actually see the progress..so when it was on delivering mode,I was like telling him 'syg2 cepat nak sampai dah'..haha.

Tracking our order!



Ever since Izza came back from her NZ trip,I've been hanging out with her.Because previously she did feel a bit neglected because I'm almost 24/7 with the boyfriend.So now I try to make time for my friends as well!hehe.On Friday night I hung out with Izza & Aimi after work at Mukha.Izza asked me to go there since she's meeting someone there.haha..;) They have really nice coffee & a great ambiance.

My latte

The girls!
I got lost as I was going there and had to call Aimi & also the boyfriend for directions.Thankfully I managed to find the place!pheww.BUT,I got lost on the way back from the place to my house & it was pretty scary because I somehow ended up near Restoran Jejantas Sungai Buloh & almost cried to the boyf on the phone.

Gladly he calmed me down & I managed to find my way but I had to rely on my own because half way through our conversation,my battery died!arghhhhhI was working on Saturday at freaking 9am.But after work I managed to meet up with the boyfriend for a bit..he misses me..awwww..:)

Cheesecake brownie batter!

On Sunday I went to Old Blossom Box to drop off Jezmine's cheesecake brownies!Managed to buy a few stuffs.hehe.I just cannot not buy things that she has there!If I do a post on all the things that I got from OBB,it will be long because I have accumulated a lot!

Jezmine went to Big Bad Wolf & got me this book cos' I love purple!

Jezmine's fluffy cat--Debab(plump)!

I bought this super soft blazer for work at OBB

The girls arrived for lunch & I treated them at Homst because I was freakin hungry & it had just rained.The food there was delicious,fresh and fast!:)

Yummmyyy--sweet n sour fish,buttered prawns&baby kailan

I gave Aimi some cheesecake brownies because I made some for my family as well and she loves them!Yeayyy!:)

She loves them!:)

We then head on out to the Big Bad Wolf warehouse sale although at first we were a bit apprehensive about it since it was the last day of the sale and some people tweet/said that there wouldn't be any great books left.But then we were like,everybody read different things so how can you define an awesome book persay?Right?AND WE WERE RIGHT!Boooyah!!!

The girls sifting through their books
We arrived around 3-ish in the afternoon and we found parking easily and didn't have to queue up to enter the warehouse at all.There was so many books that I wanted!!Crazy!!We had to go back and forth to find more books.

At first all of us walkabout looking for books but then we lost each other a few times because there were many people there.So Izza was like,I'll sit down and look at what books I got and then you girls can keep looking.I think me & Aimi went a few times looking for books and we looked everywhere!I am very particular and have to look at all of the books just in case if I miss something great.

So happy I got Reading Lolita in Tehran for rm8!:)

I was estatic when I found 2 books that were on my lists-- MUST READ list-- Reading Lolita In Tehran for RM8 or HARD TO FIND list--Bless Me Ultima.I bought 14 books in total & I don't know how but I manage to fit it in my room..I have close to 200 books already in my collection.No joke!

By the time me and the girls came out of the warehouse,it was already night time!We actually spend FOUR HOURS inside the place!haha.But it was so worth the pretty long trip from Shah Alam to MAEPS..I'm very happy with what I got.

Our ballet flats!Mine's the purple one of course.haha

We had to took the shuttle from the hall to the carpark because it was raining!

All of the books that I got--14!..:))
I finished reading 1 of them,13 more to go!haha

It was awesome spending almost the whole day with the girls!Like Aimi said it was like in a movie because so many things happened that day that I can't blog here.haha.I managed to balanced it out by hanging out with the boyf after I went out with the girls.He gave me flack for buying the Real Housewives book but those women are so addictive!haha.

I hope me & the girls get to do a road trip soon!:))


For those of you guys out there who have data plan instead of prepaid might have had experienced THIS.I CAN SO RELATE TO IT!One night,I forgot to renew my handphone broadband service plan & my data roaming was on until morning without me realizing about it.

And suddenly around 8am I received an sms saying that my bill reached 200+.I was like what??Previously it was like rm80!So I had to pay for it.*sigh*


Lucky US

Friday, October 14, 2011 Liyana Hanim 0 Comments

I really just smile whenever I think about him..:)

The night before we were talking while boyf set up his new pc and I remembered one of the old post in this blog--THIS--and how back then I was subtly trying to put hints of him into my blog posts.Or THIS simple post as well.haha

A pic of him making one of the gifts for my birthday(pic taken by his sis)..awwwww
Suddenly,he actually uttered a line from one of the subtle posts eons back without even looking at my blog,which showed just how much he does remember about me(I of course shrieked in embarrassment & ran up to him & covered his mouth to which he laugh out loudddd--hahaha) .I truly love this guy.Always and forever.


Online shopping can be dangerous...

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 Liyana Hanim 0 Comments

.....for those of us who have a spending problem..but don't want to admit it.hahaha

I don't shop online that often.Starting last year,I tried to go with my guts and buy a few stuffs online because at first I was a bit skeptical since you never know how they might look like when you get them.

I've bought things from a few online shops/blogshops.Some of them were Honey Pumpkin,Mini Bites & Posh Pheasant(a US perfumer that sells hard to find fragrances!).Recently though,I've been hooked on ASOS ever since boyf's sis told me about it & then I browse the web & waited& contemplated whether should I order anything from the site?It is in Pounds after all so I was a bit apprehensive in spending my money until I found items that I truly wanted.

Our ASOS stuffs arriving soon!:))
So one day the boyfriend's bagstrap broke and he wanted to replace it & his brother suggested ASOS.So I thought,why not shipped our stuffs together?So I bought 3 dresses(1 maxi dress because it's hard to find those that I love here & 2 work appropriate dresses!) along with Korres makeup wipes.Can't wait for the items to arrive.The other 2 things are of course boyf's stuffs..:)

I also ordered 2 items from the website Thepoplook after hearing good reviews from other bloggers.I have to say I was very impressed!The items arrived in 2 days.And when I tried both items on,they fit perfectly.I'm contemplating getting the maxi dress in other colors.hehe.

The 2 items I ordered..:)
I ordered shoes from AGAPE 2 weeks ago but they've yet to arrive but since they're pre-order shoes,they do run a bit late.But looking at the super cool design,I can't wait to get my hands on them.Sadly,they don't have lots of shoes in my size.My feet size is 8 btw which is considered small in US since even Paris Hilton is a size 12!I ordered 2 shoes along with another 2 which the boyfriend's sister ordered with me as well.

Lauren Conrad's Style book
I loveee Lauren Conrad & have all 3 of her L.A Candy books.But I've yet to buy her STYLE book although I've seen it in magazines.I thought they weren't available here but today when I went to MPH,I saw it!And it was only rm44.90!Yeayyy!Haven't had the chance to read it yet and only scan the pages.But it looks pretty good.:)

Baked these cream scones from the recipe on Smitten Kitchen.I added an
egg glaze on top which isn't in the recipe to give it a hint of color..:)
Me & the boyfriend found these awesome cream scones a few months ago & I've tried to replicate the recipe awhile back & I thought I found it but it didn't work. SO,a few days back,I found another one & thought,let's give it a shot.But I tweaked it a bit by adding an egg glaze on top.And if I had to do it again,I'll add an extra tablespoon of sugar.

I made fresh strawberry jam to go with it as well because it tasted so much better than store bought ones.I used these big fat juicy ones for it.Just blend the strawberries sans the leafy parts with some sugar(taste how much sugar you need) and then heat the mixture until they thicken & become glossy,not cloudy.

I wanted to eat more veggies lately because my skin has been a wreck from the crazy work schedule(I don't work the normal working hours peeps!),lack of sleep and being stressed out(I seriously need to go on a vacation!).So I remembered how I read in certain food blogs and even on Masterchef that roasted broccoli and cauliflower taste really good and different than stir fry ones.And it does make a huge difference!

Basically you just mix the broccoli & cauliflower(make sure they're really dry & not wet or not they won't roast properly) with extra virgin olive oil,salt,black pepper,minced garlic+ toasted bread crumbs or parmesan if you want & lay them on a baking sheet & roast in the oven until the top of the veges turned a bit brown.Then take a fork & eat!Yummmmm..

I used a recipe from Alton Brown & it was yummy!


In pictures with a few words..:)

Monday, October 10, 2011 Liyana Hanim 1 Comments

Yes I've been bad because I've been neglecting you my blog and also all of my readers out there(though other than my followers,I've no idea who you are..hahaha).Been busy with work,life,family and of course love.;)

WHAT.HAVE.I.BEEN.DOING?Apart from eating,sleeping,working and dating...I managed to catch up with one of my good friends,Izza who came back from NZ after on a holiday there on HER OWN for 2 weeks!Man I wish I can do that but I know my parents(my dad most importantly) wouldn't allow me) won't allow me!
Lepaking w Izza & Chip
The gift that she got for me

I also baked World Peace Cookies from Smitten Kitchen.One of my fave food recipes blog around.The name of the recipe is because it tasted so good that people said it can bring world peace!The recipe was from Dorie Greenspan.
The dark cookies!

Manage to buy a few little items from one of my favorite store around--Old Blossom Box.
Pic taken by Jezmine herself & I took this from her tweet to me.Lovee the necklace & I wear the cuff almost everyday now..:))
Met Jezmine's cat,Saber!So fluffy!!

Made caramel popcorn at home!
Had Dave Deli's with the boyf when we went to OU one night to  find
his bag&ended up not finding anything & decided to order on ASOS.

With them boys during Aie's(boyf's bestie) surprise birthday dinner.
Me wearing OBB necklace!
The passing of Steve Jobs..:((
I baked cheesecake brownies!
I forgot to add the chocolate chips inside the
batter so had to sprinkle it on top instead..hehe

Chocolate + butter!
Cheesecake brownies!yummmmm..:)
Also made spaghetti meatballs for the family & my boyf!:)

Homemade meatballs galore!


 I have more to blog about but time doesn't permit me to do so!Will try to update with more words soon..:)