Friday, May 19, 2017

Awesome Brownies for Airiel's Teacher's Day

"Usually she ordered a cup of coffee and a cup of tea, as well as a brownie, propping up her sadness with chocolate and caffeine so that it became an anxiety" ~ Lorrie Moore


Hello readers.

I am just so excited about these brownies I just had to share it with you guys!



These chocolate brownies were to be drizzled with salted caramel by me before being delivered to school. I chose the premium version so it was super awesome!

You guys need to try it.

You guys can find her on instagram at uli.by.joalitreats.

Janji sedap tak tipu. 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Lets Get Lost 2017 - MU Hotel, Ipoh

"At some point, you have to stop running and turn around and face whoever that wants you dead. The hard thing is finding the courage to do it..." ~ Suzanne Collins 

Hi readers,

So for the long labour day weekend I was attending a cousin's wedding in Ipoh. We decided to stay at the Ibis Styles hotel that got renamed the MU Hotel.

I loved my room! 





So the room has a modern contemporary feel and it has a sliding door that closes the shower and the toilet based on where you slide it. You can't close both at the same time though.


This is the seating area near the lifts 

The hallway 

It has like an internet and workspace area... 

 The lobby is pretty cute!

I do love the feel and the design. No pool though and no porter. For a short stay it was nice. Located in the middle of town and 5 mins drive from Ipoh Parade.

Rates were reasonable.

My review of the hotel is somewhere on booking.com

Until further updates, much love from Airiel and I.

Peace and love to everyone. 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Tempoyak Masak Dr. Zee Buka Untuk Tempahan!

" I like a cook who smiles out loud when he tastes his own work. Let God worry about your modesty; I want to see your enthusiasm..." ~ Robert Farrar Capon

In the name of Allah, the Benevolent, the Most Merciful.

Hello readers. 

I am soooo excited okay?

My mum who is retired has returned to one of her favourite passions. Cooking.

And dia masak apa? Tempoyak Masak.

Siapa pernah dengar pasal tempoyak masak angkat tangan. Selalunya orang perak akan tahu.

Just a view of how it looks like dengan nasi. Echewah.


Tempoyak masak tersebut adalah di sebelah kanan. Chewaah.

It's basically tempoyak yg dimasak with yummy ingredients and dimakan as a sambal. When we were kids, jarang dapat makan benda yang sedap ni sbb my mum is very protective of her tempoyak and tempoyak masak byk pakai tempoyak to make. So it's only reserved for bulan puasa. Basically akan berebut nak makan and lepastu cepat habis.

Sejak my mum bersara, dia selalu serve this dish at gatherings dengan relatives and kawan-kawan and it's a hit. So diorg la cakap, kenapa tak bukak order and jual sbb sedap? And so Dr. Zee's tempoyak masak was born.

 Ha tudia siap ada label giteww

Ini first batch postal orders. My mum happy sgt org suka makan apa yg dia masak!

Siapa siapa yang nak order please watsapp nombor di atas or get in touch with me, okay? For me I am just a daughter supporting what my mum and dad suka buat. Keeps my parents active after retirement.

So apart from part time tutoring, I am also now busy with AraCare, work and also Dr. Zee's tempoyak masak!

Much love from Airiel and I.

Peace and love to everyone.



Monday, April 10, 2017

Never Knew I Needed...

"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be..." ~ Douglas Adams

For the way you changed my plans
For being the perfect distraction
For the way you took the idea that I had
Of everything I wanted to have
And made me see there was something missing

For the ending of my first beginning
And for the rare and unexpected friend
For the way you're something that I'd never choose
But at the same time something I don't want to lose
I never want to be without ever again

You're the best thing I never knew I needed
So when you walked here
I had no idea
You're the best thing I never knew I needed
Now it's so clear I need you here always

My accidental happily every after
The way you smile and how you comfort me with your laughter
I must admit you were not a part of my book
But now if you open it and take a look
You're the beginning and the end of every chapter

Who knew that I could be
So unexpectedly
Undeniably happier
With you right here next to me

Because you're the best thing I never knew I needed
So when you walked here
I had no idea
You're the best thing I never knew I needed
Now it's so clear I need you here always...

Now it's so clear
I need you here always..

#miqa
#ceriteracintahamba

Monday, March 20, 2017

Happy Birthday Kid

"Children are people, and they should have to reach to learn about things, to understand things, just as adults have to reach if they want to grow in mental stature. Life is composed of light and shadows, and we would be untruthful, insincere and  saccharine if we tried to pretend there were no shadows. Most things are good, and they are the strongest things; but there are evil things too, and you are not doing a child a favour by trying to shield him from reality. The most important thing is to teach a child that good can always triumph over evil..." ~ Walt Disney 



In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Almighty, the Most Merciful.


Happy Birthday Son. You are 8 today.

I have to tell you this in the hopes that one day maybe you'll come across this blog and read it. Perhaps then you will realise how much you mean to me.

Your brother died, My world was empty. My relationship with your dad was in shambles. After we went our separate ways, there were days when I thought I would not be able to make it. That I was done with this harsh, cruel place. 

But you, you never gave up on me. You forced me to live, every single day. You made me laugh, you wiped my tears away. You were always there. And bit by bit, over time, I realised that I was happy. Happy things turned out the way they did. You always thought the world of me, and I would think to myself, if this kid thinks I am awesome, than perhaps I am worth something.

I want to tell you how instrumental you were in me getting to this stage in my life. The acceptance, the happiness, the peace, the calm. New beginnings. How I am happy with co-parenting with your dad now. How I am happy to be where I am at in my career. How I am happy with our new life. Happy, blissfully happy. Things truly do happen the way they are supposed to happen.

It's been a hell of a journey these few years kid. I am looking forward to many many more.

I love you very much. Never forget that. 

Thank you.

With Love,
Mama. 

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Weekie 2017 - Holiday Villa Subang

"It's like the people who believe they'll be happy if they go and live somewhere else, but who learn it doesn't work that way. Wherever you go, you take yourself with you, if you see what I mean..." 
~ Neil Gaiman


Hello readers,

Some updates on my previous weekie I had with my little family.

We went to Holiday Villa Subang, an old hotel in the Subang area.

The lobby was spacious and airy and really cozy. We got complimentary drinks!

 Airiel and I!



The bathroom was huge with a shower and a bathtub.

It had a sort of living room and couch in front of the bed and of course a working desk.

Couldn't beat the view too. Lovely

I loved how spacious the rooms are and despite it being an old hotel, they did a lovely job of refurbishing it.

The kids enjoyed the pool and the rooms itself, and had a fine time in the bathtub too!

I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a weekend away.

Much love from Airiel and I. Peace and love to everyone.