August in a nutshell

Saturday, August 31, 2013 Liyana Hanim 0 Comments

I know I've been awol again on this blog!But seriously I've been really busy this month..baking/cooking orders,dates,ber-raya and many more!Soooo..because it'll be 1st September in a few hours,I thought..I must upload this entry eventhough it won't be so complete.More like a picture diary :P

I start the blog with a cute picture of Razin feeding his niece Qarla,,so cuteeeee!
Something funny about me is that..I've never taken the LRT/Monorail..ever!I've been meaning to use it during the weekend to go to KL but never did.So a few weeks back,Razin went with me(there's no way I can use it alone..I'd be lost for sure!) and I told him that I want to go to Central Market because..I've never been there either hahaha
First experience!

There's so many pretty paintings there!I want to buy quite a number of paintings one day to filled up the walls of our house.:P

Central market
We took the KTM to go to Mid Valley after Central Market and I was very impressed with how different KTM is now.It's very clean!But LRT is definitely faster though it makes a squeaking noise that is a bit irritating at times.
Dinner at Mid Valley..we rarely go here!

I bought this songket wallet at Central Market
My former TESL senior,Ayu opened Foodsbury in section 9 and I was able to supply my cheesecake brownies to her.The place has only been opened for 2 weeks,so do give them a chance to improve :)
Opening night at Foodsbury!
Celebrated Razin's eldest sister,Nana's birthday.She's like a sister to me because I don't have one :(
Happy birthday Nana
Had an awesome raya potluck with my office mates!I bake a red velvet cake for them.Kak Hajar's husband provided us a one big container of air tebu(sugarcane juice!) and Kak Siti cooked soto,rendang and many more.A lot of my other colleagues brought so many food too!
I tasted Fruit Tea for the first time and it's not available in Malaysia by the way..Razin's little sister's friend brought it from Brunei.It was delicious but I don't really care for the perfumey taste of Jasmine tea.
Last Sunday was very busy for me as I had 3 things to do in one day.Catered Nana's brunch in the morning,my cousin's wedding in the afternoon and then attended my friend Aisyah's open house in the evening.This weekend is also full for me!
Qarla during Nana's brunch!
At my cousin's wedding with Razin & my parents :)

Went to Aisyah's fab house with Razin & Qeema
Had a farewell dinner for Ms Thong at Seoul Garden with my colleagues.:)
I actually have a few more posts but it's all in draft mode!Hopefully I'll be able to complete it soon :)
Cheers to September!


Cameron Highland vacation..for the hundredth time haha

Thursday, August 22, 2013 Liyana Hanim 0 Comments

My family has been to Cameron Highlands ever since I was a little kid.It's my mum's favorite place because of the chilly weather.haha.So when dad asked her to choose a place for our family vacation,she of course choose Cameron.We went there twice this year.-_-  But I do love Cameron although at times it's too cold for me.

Before we trek towards Robinson Falls
When we arrived,my brilliant parents decided that we should trek to Robinson Falls before checking in to our apartment.I was wearing a dress and flip flops.So I had to change into pants inside the car.haha We were inside the jungle for almost an hour.Because we went too far and didn't realize that to enter the waterfall,there was a door that we missed.hahahah aiyoooo

Pretty waterfall
My siblings and I were too sleepy/tired to go out for lunch after the trek so our parents takeaway some food from Tanah Rata--there was this new pizza place that just opened.When we went there in March it wasn't there.The food was good!Two Russian guys sold pizza and kebab.It's halal so don't worry!
Lunch:Russian chicken kebab & pizza
After we took a quick nap,we went to the night market at Brinchang.Always go here before night time or else it's a nightmare to find parking.I'm wearing the boyfriend's hoodie in the picture down below and that's why it looked a little too big for me but I love it cos it's cosy and kept me it smells like the boyfriend :P
At Brinchang's night market
Rose plants
Huge radishes
Huge strawberries
Our dinner from the night market
I bought these huge fried prawns from the night market for dinner..and also fried squid,mushrooms and a type of vege that I don't remember haha They love to deep fry their food there.I can't complain because the batter there was light and crunchy-tempura like.
A malaysian fave:nasi lemak
In the morning the parents bought nasi lemak for us..Man I haven't eaten nasi lemak during the whole month of Ramadhan so that was a treat.
Since my family and I've been every touristy place in Cameron Highlands,we went to the ones that just opened.There's only one actually hahaha It was Cameron Lavender!I heard there'll be a shopping mall in CH soon?Let's hope so!
Basically Cameron Lavender is a huge flower farm and their lavender crop haven't bloomed yet.Though there's a few potted ones they sold at one of the kiosks there have started to bloom but I didn't buy it because I'm scared it'll die if I plant it in Shah Alam.
Nice view from the top of Cameron Lavender
Bees on gerbera daisies

Potted french lavender plants

Device to roast corn and sweet potato 

Had strawberry dadih when we stopped to buy ice cream.Yummm!

I don't know why but I bought like 4 different types of cup noodles at Jaya Grocer to bring to Cameron Highlands.I guess cold weather made me want to eat something hot and noodle-ish hahah.I actually quite like the Maggi mee goreng in cup.That was yummy!
For our final night there,the family and I walked from our apartment which was situated inside Heritage Hotel,to Tanah Rata town.I had a cup of Starbuck's Hazelnut Hot the way,I never order hot chocolate anywhere in Klang Valley..I guess I just wanted a hot beverage and it was good but they spelled my name wrong!
The brothers wanted to eat the chicken kebab from the Russian place.A picture of them above.My dad thinks that they could be KGB agents pretending to be normal pizzeria owners hahahaha
Here are the route that we used from our apartment to the town.Our walked didn't take 1 hour and 41 minutes but our food buying & etc took quite a long time.
We bought quite a number of items at Kea Farm Market which I didn't take any picture of because we divided all of it for our relatives and my boyfriend's family.But I bought a lot of huge strawberries and they were so worth the money.Look at how huge they are from the picture above!
Stevia,detox and green tea
My mum saves a lot of jars from the jars of Lady's Choice mayonnaise that my brothers consume  and I like using them for my teas/baking beans/flowers & etc.I arranged the teas that I bought from Cameron Highlands from this uncle who mixes them specially from roots/leaves & etc.He actually had a tea named "buasir(constipation)" which I didn't buy of course!hahaha
Huge chilli plant!
I also bought a chilli plant for Razin's mum and a variety of peach/apricot teas & soursop cordial for his dad.Mama bought a lot of petai for his family and our relatives.I bought lotsa flowers too for my room.
They bloomed overnight!
I also bought some vegetables and I got the lily buds below because they taste so good fried like a tempura which I did when I got back home..yummmm
Fried lily buds and mushrooms
Next blog post--my favorite youtubers!:)


August and Raya 2013 so far :)

Saturday, August 10, 2013 Liyana Hanim 0 Comments

Selamat hari raya,maaf zahir&batin to all my fellow Muslims who are celebrating eid during this month.I haven't had much time to blog.

Went on a short trip to Kuantan with the boyf and his family,had lotsa raya cookies/cakes to bake and also a food tasting for an upcoming cafe called Foodsbury in Shah Alam!
Pictures above are from my Kuantan trip.
Tastings at Foodsbury!You guys will be able to taste some of my desserts there starting 19th August!

Busy baking for raya!
Managed to go to Floristika 2 days before raya to get flowers for the house with the boyfriend's eldest sister.It's my second time going there and this time the selection was much better!

Raya so far....

First raya was divided between two houses--my dad's side and my mum's side of the family.At night relatives from dad's side came over.My little cousins who's shoe sizes are the same as mine got to take some of my stuffs--I love giving stuffs away because it makes more space in the bedroom haha

Second Raya I went to the boyfriend's eldest sister's house and then went to Jaya Grocer with his mum,lil sis and brother.

Now I'm home and need to sleep because will be on a 3 day vacation with my family!Goodnight.And as usual you can follow me on instagram/twitter at @liyanahanim to see my updates!