Saturday, April 28, 2012 Liyana Hanim 1 Comments

What do you get when you put a bunch of superheroes altogether in one movie?You get one heck of an awesome movie that's what!I have been waiting for The Avengers movie to come out especially because I have watched ALL of the movies leading to it which is Iron Man,Iron Man 2,The Incredible Hulk,Thor and Captain America.And of course,if you wait until the end credits of each movie,you can see the sneak peek of the upcoming movie!

My boyfriend and I love to watch movies.We have watch so many movies to count and yes,usually I would have reviewed all of them but there's been so many that it's either I forgot or didn't have time.haha.

Some of the recent that we watched was Chronicles--super realistic & awesome,Battleship--awesome because full of action..but it's just that,an ACTION movie..note that I stress on the word 'action' so that other people won't try to make it into something else.Just enjoy the action part of it!:) & a few more.

Maybe one fine day I will blog finally about all of the movies I've watched this year.But that would be quite a long post.Okay I'm done side tracking.Will continue on my opinion of THE AVENGERS!

I freaking love it!!!There's humor,there's friendship,there's plenty of action(always good for me!) and there's Tony Stark!hahaha.Boyfriend bought the tickets online from GSC 5 days before the movie.Yes we were THAT excited.:P We watched the midnight movie right when it came out in Malaysia.

My two favorite superheroes are Tony Stark/Iron Man and Bruce Banner/The Hulk.Robert Downey Jr is of course awesome..duh!He has some of the best lines in the movie probably because he is a smart ass and super witty.Mark Ruffalo did a good job in replacing Edward Norton as Bruce Banner.He definitely injects fear in a lot of people in the movie.

One scene which involves Black Widow(whom I secretly wish I was..haha she's so cool!) and The Hulk,you can see fear in her eyes.One of the hilarious part was between The Hulk and Loki(the diva villain in this movie!) in Stark's tower.That was hilarious.

I have to bring some bad of the characters in the movie passed away.I won't say who but it was very sad.The only recurring female character other than Black Widow is Pepper Potts.No Liv Tyler or Natalie Portman in the movie.Captain America was funny too because he has to adapt to his new environment after being frozen for 70 years!

One of the only superheros who can take down or almost at the same par as The Hulk is Thor.Well he is a 'god' anyway.Right when the movie was about to end I was a bit sad because it's like they had only begun.I want The Avengers 2 pretty please!!

For those who haven't watched the movie yet,wait until the end credits for Thanos,the villain whom my boyfriend says will appear in the Iron Man 3 OR The Avengers 2(please oh please come back I want more!).Also you guys will see Stan Lee's cameo in the movie..hehe.

So people,bring your family and friends to watch The Avengers because you're in for a ride!Below is the trailer from Marvel.


Chilli Rush-ing it

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 Liyana Hanim 0 Comments

This is actually an overdue post since me & the boyfriend went there a few weeks back.:)

So,I have been hearing about Chilli Rush and I thought me & the boyfriend should give it a go and try it out.Plus I have eaten very spicy foods before so I was a bit ready.haha.

The spiciest dish I have ever tasted was when one day my late grandmother on my mother's side accidentally messed up her sambal tumis petai and it was super hot that my ears actually BUZZED.Yes it was THAT HOT that I could hear my ears was RINGING!

So I wasn't that scared going to Chilli Rush but I didn't want to numb my tastebuds either so I choose the number 6!The spicy chicken wings range from number 1-10.For more info you can go to their website HERE.

We ordered other dishes as well--caesar salad and their crispy squid & aubergine pasta.The salad was okay but the pasta was nothing to shout about.Now how about the chicken wings?It was quite spicy but not that spicy lah.

BUT the big issue which the boyfriend mentioned was that it wasn't tasty!Spicy dishes can be tasty if done well.So I wasn't sure if they were having an off day or something but it wasn't good and had a bitter aftertaste.Would we be coming back to Chilli Rush?Probably not.


Don't Trust The B---- in Apartment 23(with spoilers!)

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 Liyana Hanim 0 Comments

Here's another favourite new tv series of mine and get this..the title of this new whip smart comedy is---Don't Trust The Bitch In Apartment 23.haha I tweeted about how I love the first 2 episodes and somebody asked me whether such series existed or not.I guess the title is a mouthful!

The comedy stars Krysten Ritter whom you've seen in Gilmore Girls,Confessions of a Shopaholic,Breaking Bad and many more.She plays Chloe,the 'bitch' in apartment 23 who likes to swindle people by pretending to be the perfect roommate candidate but as soon as you paid the money to become her roomie,she'll do anything to drive you out just to get the money.

But she met her match in June(played by Dreama) who came all the way from Indiana because of her job.On her first day,the company that she's working with was ruined due to embezzlement,so she had to work at a coffeehouse & lives at a new place,hence apartment 23.

Chloe is best friends with James Van Der Beek,who plays himself and is very hilarious.Especially since everyone he met kept calling him Dawson from duh,the old tv show--Dawson's Creek.Then there's also the weird asian neighbour named Robin who has a crush on Chloe.Chloe and June also has this perverted neighbour across from their kitchen window named Eli.

I have only watched two episodes since episode three was only aired today in the States,meaning I can download via torrent tomorrow.But judging from the first two episodes,I love it!It is different and smart and funny.

Chloe is outrageous.In the first episode,she walks naked around the house just to make Eli even more horny than he already is.Stole June's money to buy an Alexander MqQueen Bag.Slept with June's fiance on top of her birthday cake--but for good reason cos he's been cheating on her for years and she was trying to prove a point.

In the second episode,she sets up June with Scott,the perfect guy for her have to watch it to see what happens!:)


My fave new tv series:GCB(Good Christian Bitches)

Friday, April 20, 2012 Liyana Hanim 2 Comments

I found out about this tv series through the Flipboard app but I didn't remember which website it was.I love this show because it's so over the top.Dallas women wore so much jewellery and sky high heels.And the funny thing about a lot of them is that they use religion as an excuse/reason to do a lot of things(sounds familiar right with the scenario in our country).

The show was change to Good Christian Belles after backlash from the Christian community but outside of the States,it is named Good Christian Bitches.

The star of the show is Leslie Bibb(you guys remember her from the old tv show Popular?I love that show!) who's character in the show is Amanda Vaughn.She used to be the queen bee in high school and was so mean to her peers. She left Dallas and moved to California when she got married to her highschool sweetheart.But then he died in a tragic but gross accident which made her penniless since he also embezzled money.

So she had to move back to Dallas and live with her extravagant mum,Gigi. Because she doesn't want to use her mother's money although she's super rich,she takes a job as a waitress at Boobylicious(yes that't the exact name) because all of the other company refuses to hire her no thanks to Cricket,one of the girls whom she tortured in school who's now owns most of the business in town.

 The girls whom she was mean to back in high school are now pretty and successful and are the queen bees of the town.Carlene,Sharon,Cricket and Heather rule the town now and all are super rich.So Amanda becomes their victim to pay back what she did to them but everything is hilarious since this is a comedy-drama.

 I am on to episode 8 right now and I can't wait to watch the episodes to come.You guys should watch it as it is hilarious!


April is our mother's birthday month!

Saturday, April 14, 2012 Liyana Hanim 0 Comments

Before going about and blogging on what I did for these past 2 weeks,I have to say this..I can't wait for Jason Mraz's new album!I love his new single 'I won't give up''s so beautiful and the lyrics are so true.I hope the rumours that he'll be coming to Malaysia this year is true.And also if things goes well,the boyfriend & me might be going to Russell Peters show at Stadium Malawati!It's near both of our houses!yeayyyyy!
A song that I can't stop listening to!
The month of April is the birthday of my mum and also the boyfriend's mum.So for mum's birthday,I brought my family to Cameron Highlands..I booked 3 rooms at Century Pines Resort.But because my brother Haziq couldn't go my mum wanted to invite 3 of her sisters to share 1 room and also my cousin Adila(the youngest child of one's of my aunts) followed her mum as well.Two cars to Cameron.We met up at Tapah RnR & arrived at Cameron around an hour later.

Century Pines!
Check in time was at 3pm so we went about first and stopped at Cactus Valley.I've been there like 5 times already?But it was my parents first time in going back there in like 8 years I think.haha.There were too many people there so I didn't get to eat my fave strawberry sundae at the Big Strawberry Farm.I've eaten it 2 times and both were so yummmmahhhh.Next time I guess..but you guys shouldn't miss eating that whenever you go to Cactus Valley Big Strawberry Farm!It's so good!

Pretty flowers at Cactus Valley shop
Then we went to Kea Farm Markets,the biggest markets there, to look at what to buy for the next day.I saw so many pretty flowers that I will definitely buy before we go back!
Vibrant colors at the market!
My family
After checking in we ate lunch & then took a quick nap & then went around Cameron.But by them it was already 5 pm so a lot of the shops have already closed.But the Bee Farm was still open.
My room!
The bee farm!
My parents remembered that they went here 8 years back and I told them that the whole place had already been renovated.
Ikan bawal bakar!
We had dinner at this Ikan bakar place in Brinchang.The food was good and the ingredients used was fresh,and total bill was only rm95.There was a lot of food because some of us shared lauk while others ordered fried rice dishes and everything was cheap!The next time I go to Cameron,would definitely go back to eat there again.:)
Met this super cute baby!
#Random..on the way to our respective cars,we met this super cute chubby cheeks baby who was being held by her grandpa.She has such rosy cheeks!Being fed healthy food grown on Cameron soil must have made this baby looked so cherubic!
Only the mocha praline was mine!Everything was 30% off!:)
In Cameron,there's nothing much to do at night.haha So since my cousin Adila works at Starbucks,we used her 30% off discount at Cameron's Starbucks..hehe.I bought my fave mocha praline & my parents & aunts tasted it & all of them loved it.Mama said it tasted like cake!Bought mama blueberry cheesecake since there was no whole cake in Cameron Highlands.Or because any nearest bakery have already closed by 5pm.
After the so-so buffet breakfast whereby my aunts & parents shared horror story from last night because apparently there was a 'langsuir/pontianak' roaming in the forest across our rooms & they heard her wailing and this was confirmed when my aunt asked the waiter at the buffet.I wanted more confirmation so I asked the front desk while I was checking out.And she confirmed that the forest was haunted!gagaga.

Thankfully me & my cousin didn't heard anything in our room because we closed the windows & curtains.My parents heard it clearly because their window was open.So our advice,ask for the room facing the front of the hotel,not the back!*gulp*

After breakfast,we went to buy our stuffs..Went to Kea Farm Markets where I bought so many flowers--roses(i got lavender colored ones!),gerbera daisies,carnations(in purple & pink!),tuberose(my mum's fave--harum sundal malam in malay),pink tiger lilies,wild lilies,sunflowers&lavender all for just rm55!!CRAZY!If in Klang Valley all of those flowers would have cost me close to rm500 maybe..:)
Some of my buys!
I also bought some veggies & plants for boyf's lil sister & mother.Found this pretty purple chillies plant that is edible!Parsley,oregano & capsicum as well!Loveee plants that I can use for my cooking..:)

After buying lots of plants at the Fragrant flowers farm(you can't miss it as it is after Brinchang but before Kea Farms) where they have very helpful,nice & knowledgeable Bangladesh employers--different than the Bangladesh in Klang Valley,we went back to the hotel to check out.Then we went to Palas tea centre to have some tea.Mama found this unique tea-Tongkat Ali tea!And bought it for ayah!haha

Beautiful tea plantation view
We also stopped at Lata Iskandar and since it was Monday,there was no one around.The waterfall was clean and eventhough there weren't many people there,we won't bathe there because the water was freezing cold!
At Lata Iskandar
When we got home,what I did was arrange all of the flowers into 6 different arrangements!I gave one for my mum,one for my room,one for boyf's room,one for his lil sis,his mum & his maid!:)
All the flowers that I got
Flower arrangements by me!:)
The next day I helped boyfriend's little sister Qeema to prepare for their mother's birthday barbeque which is also their father's employers get together at their house.Went to Tesco at night to buy all the chicken & the boyfriend helped us prepare the beef & chicken to marinate them.

Siblings in the kitchen
I wanted to eat the Mars Bars in the fridge and Qeema suggested we made deep fried mars bars using the filo pastry I bought before this.So below is the picture below.I had to ask for help from boyf because I was really bad in folding/wrapping the dough.He's an expert because his mum taught him how to make springrolls/popiah before this & I actually have helped him before but I totally forgot about it.
Deep fried mars bars!
 In the morning,we prep the food.Coleslaw,the drinks,mashed potato and many more!Boyfriend was of course in charge of the fire!It was veryyyy hot because there were so many charcoal on the barbeque since we had to barbeque lots of foods as there were plenty of guests!

Preparing the grill
But everything was good and it was heartwarming when the guests asked who made the food & boyfriend's mum told them it was me & his little sister..:)
The pitt,the food & my hero
Aunty's birthday cake!
His black hands!
Me & Qeema bbq-ing
The food!

It was veryyyy tiring especially when you have to continuously barbeque food for 5 hours straight and the heat was veryyyyy hot!But I was glad everybody had a great time and I ate a lot!hehe Chicken wings,beef,mashed potato,coleslaw,kuah durian with pulut(from their neighour..sooooo good!),garlic bread,sausages& fruit! 

I will try to blog more soon dear blog readers!:))


The month of March

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 Liyana Hanim 2 Comments

I loveee this guy!:)
Can't believe that April is already here!April is the birthday month for me & the boyfriend's mum's birthday falls on the 8th(we went to Cameron on Sunday to celebrate!:) while his mum's birthday falls on the 11th..hehe.March has been a pretty awesome month for me.So below are some of the things I've been doing for this month


Who doesn't love shopping right?Okay maybe not all love spending hours going from one store to another looking for great bargains but some people use online shopping sites instead.Me?I use both!hehe

Below are some of my purchases for this month!:)

Old blossom box clothes!I love shopping there as there's so many cute clothes and that is why whenever I go in I rarely come out empty handed.haha Plus,Jezmine the owner is so nice!:)
New shoes!I love shopping at Payless shoe source because they arrange the shoes according to the sizes which makes it so much easier to choose as you just try them on,on your own,no need to ask for assistance.I think ever since they open shop at Sunway Pyramid I've bought 7 pairs of shoes from them.hehe.The shoes are comfy!

Aimi with lotsa barbies at Empire's TOYSRUS.
Beauty haul from Kiehls,Dior and Mac.
Got all of the items below when I went shopping with Aimi at Sunway & Empire Subang.The sale was going on and I went mad a bit.hehe.

Got these two baking cookbooks that I ordered from Kinokuniya online store.I have been searching for The Hummingbird Bakery cookbook high and low as an epublisher version so I can keep it on the ipad,for free but no luck.So I thought the heck just buy the original one.
Chocolate & hazelnut cupcake

Strawberry cheesecake cupcake
And the Momofuku Milk Bar cookbook I saw in Flavours magazine and because I have read so many great things about David Chang's Momofuku restaurant and his brainchild,Momofuku Milk Bar which is helm by Christina Tosi,I just had to get the book as well.So far I have baked two cupcakes from The Hummingbird cookbook & the crack pie recipe from Momofuku.
After hearing rave reviews about Clarisonic everywhere from the tv show Suburgatory to fashion magazines to supermodels,I decided to buy one for myself.I have to say the results have been good.But I have yet to use it for more than a month so we have to wait for the full results.I bought the Plus range and not the smaller Mia range after getting consultation from the helpful people at Sephora.
I love watching all the torrents that I downloaded via my tv instead of the laptop because of the obvious since everything looks much bigger.hehe.So the boyfriend have been telling me about this gadget above which is called WD Elements Play.
The layout of it on tv
Which basically is like a harddisk since it can store up to 1 Tera of files BUT you can connect it to your television & play all of the torrents/movies/series that you have downloaded!I love it!I use it everyday and now I don't have to watch it on my laptop.Plus I can save all of my other documents like pictures and musics in it as well.
My family,especially my parents will tell you that I have too many shoes..okay maybe that is true if your car boot is filled with shoes & also the shoe closet in your room BUT..a girl can never have too many shoes!haha

So I was ecstatic when the boyfriend's little sister Qeema showed me this shopping site from the States which sells these great shoes without any shipping fee!I even got all of the shoes above for 20% discount because they were having a spring promotion.And they shipped the stuffs very fast and via DHL..:) So I got myself 2 pairs of Steve Madden shoes & 1 from Ninashoes all from the site.

BBQ at boyfriend's house with his family!

The boyfriend and his family loves having barbeque.Ever since they had his stone pitt in their backyard.I think they've done about 5 bbq since then & I've been there everytime helping him grill the food.He's becoming very good at grilling now.haha.My fave things to grill is fishes,prawns and chicken.But the boyf loves lamb which I don't like at all.:P
Boyfriend hard at work..:)
Future Music Festival Asia 2012

My friend Aimi is working with Flyfm & during the recent Future Music Festival Asia,I went there with her because she got free tix.Thought it wasn't really my scene,I was there to support my friend.The event was quite far from Klang Valley.It was in Sepang!I have to say the layout of the event was great because it made it easier for everyone to move about.A few pictures of us there.
My friend Aimi
The VIP room

Late gradma's tahlil
Thanks for those who came!

My family had a tahlil for my late grandma on my mum's side.I helped my mum and my aunts cooked the food for the tahlil and we ended up with lots of food because lots of people came & brought even more food!The house was filled to the brim with people!
Me in black with boyfriend and his mum,sis and bro.
Razin came with his family as well.It was the first time my parents met his mum and was surprised when they had lots to talk about.Because my dad and his mum have a few mutual friends together.And of course my dad told them embarrassing stuffs about me..-_-

Mum's nephew wedding at Restoran Seri Melayu

Snap a pic
My mum's nephew had his wedding at Restoran Seri Melayu at Jalan Chulan.The food was the best wedding food I ever tasted.So delicious!
The yummy food!
Also the Prime Minister came and ate with the bride and groom.How nice of him to make some time to attend a wedding.:)
Before the guests arrive
A snap of the bride and groom with our prime minister!
Watched The Vow
I managed to drag my boyfriend to watch The Vow and we watched it at TGV's new swanky The Club cinema at Sunway Pyramid.To me the movie was okay.It wasn't that great but it was quite enjoyable.There was one scene that was very sad that I shed a tear and even the boyfriend agreed that it was sad.Hint:It involves Channing Tatum's character playing the guitar in his studio.

Recolored my hair

Used this Groupon voucher to recolor my hair at A-Saloon in Sunway.I chose the color chocolate raspberry after a consultation with one of the head stylist.He was super nice and also all of his other staff.I will definitely come back again.:)

Random Pics
Helped Qeema(boyf's lil sis) bleach & color her hair
TYPO  heart corkboard!
Haven't watched the movie yet so I bought the  trilogy!
Isn't this baby super cute?This is boyfriend's niece..her name is Qarla!:)