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Came across these whilst I was surfing through Nigella Lawson’s website.

coloured-tealight-holders

Don’t they look pretty? This is going to be my DIY project of the month. Or if it doesn’t work out, I can always buy it online at Rocket St George.  

xoxo

ToyGirl

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The Order of the Golden USJ FanClub 

  1. Members are elected by a committee of 8.
  2. Members are not allowed to join any other FanClub without the permission of the 8.
  3. Members are not allowed to form a FanClub within the FanClub. (Politics la!!)
  4. Members are not allowed to make fun of the FanClub to outsiders.
  5. Members are encouraged to drink and party especially during the weekends.
  6. Members are responsible for members who drank too much and can’t drive.
  7. Members must be on call for breakfast/lunch/tea/dinner/supper at any hour.
  8. Members must organise a gathering at least once a month by each member.
  9. Each member’s house is available for gatherings with a 24 hours notice.
  10. Members must place FanClub as a priority whenever in a Duty Free shop.

Now I can go back to writing about the fantastic SteamBoat gathering organised by VickLyn in their house. Let me start off with a new concoction proposed by Vick, whisky with lime. A very interesting combination where the lime actually takes away the harshness of the whisky. So saying that, this is only recommended only for lesser whisky. Which means we committed sacrilege using the Gold Label. 

 gold label served with lime

gold label served with lime

And there was a plan to emulate the sauces served with the SteamBoat Set in Eric’s Deli. We managed to get most of the sauces and thanks to Lyn, it looked pretty similar.

an array of sauces arranged by Lyn

an array of sauces arranged by Lyn

Due to the limitations of Giant Hypermarket in USJ, we didn’t get that many choices for our ingredients. But it is not the ingredients but the soup that counts! And we had an over-the-top chicken soup as base although one member did complained thinking there was TomYam soup too. Still we placated him with some good chilli sauce.

rather basic ingredients but with well stocked soup base

rather basic ingredients but with well stocked soup base

 For desserts, we had heavily laced Vodka Jelly by ToyGirl and an alcohol-less Tiramisu by Lyn. 

you can go la-la land with one tray of this

you can go la-la land with one tray of this

 

then u sobered up with one slice of this
then u sobered up with one slice of this

 ToyGirl always wanted to make her own margarita so Brand & Neel were responsible for bringing the Triple Sec. Just for comparison, this is the most commonly used ratio for margaritas:

  • 50% Tequila
  • 29% Triple Sec
  • 21% Fresh Lime/Lemon Juice

ToyGirl’s Ratio:

  • 65% Tequila
  • 20% Triple Sec
  • 15% Fresh Lime

Needless to say, ToyGirl’s mix was encouraged.

the wonderful glasses are provided by Lyn

the wonderful glasses are provided by Lyn

And we topped the night off with Chocolates from Europe and a bottle of bubbly. Definitely will be attending more KettleBell classes.

chocolates from VickLyn's trip to Europe

chocolates from VickLyn's trip to Europe

a bottle of memories from VickLyn's wedding

a bottle of memories from VickLyn's wedding

And now I proudly present the members of the Famed Order of the Golden USJ FanClub!!!

the lovely ladies

the lovely ladies

the hunky hubbies

the hunky hubbies

And now lets eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we diet!!

CHEERS!!!

CHEERS!!!

(photo credit from http://www.allposters.com)
Came across a blog entry about Lavender fields in Hokkaido. I had absolutely NO IDEA that Japan has lavender fields.
I’ve always told ToyBoy that when I die, I want to be cremated and my ashes scattered all over a lavender field. I know I know, kinda morbid to be talking about our death when we are still so young. But that doesn’t mean we can’t plan how we want our funeral to be…its the same as planning our birthday party. Where everyone comes in pink (my favorite color), drink champagne and eat sashimi!!!
xoxo,
ToyGirl
We spoil our dog to bits. And you can see by looking at his dinner meals and my dinner meals. Even on nights where I have to placate my stomach with IndoMee Goreng, my dog is happily muching away on his plate of grilled Beef Steak sauteed with herbs from our garden.


And on nights where he is supposed to have lighter meals…

…this is what he gets.

I think dogs are getting more and more pampered by us human beings and I dare say they deserve it!! Of course, not to the degree of buying him a Harry Winston dog collar (watch Beverly Hills Chihuahua the movie). It is probably more ex than my car. Nor an LV bag to carry him around. Imagine everytime getting one for him and ToyGirl screaming for another, I think that is way beyond my mortal abilities. But bringing them tasty treats, a lovely bed, favourite toys and homecooked food are good returns for all the joy, loyalty and happiness they bring to you. So when we heard about the Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better organisation, we decided to bring Mochi to have a look (ToyGirl thought we could find him a little brother or sister).


We were trying to convince a friend to adopt this one since he was planning to get a dog for his home. Although I can’t remember the gender, it was fleecy white and playful.

This one was definitely smiling for us!


The younger puppies are sleeping away but it is understandable. Imagine being moved and examined the whole day.

All in all, I would say that it was a successful campaign (I hope it was anyway!), I saw many people bringing their new member of the family home and those who can’t, they donated to the cause and even purchased various products as charity to the dogs welfare.

So I don’t think we spoil our Mochi too much. He really deserves every bit of treats we give him for all the joy he brings to us. Check out the Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better and support the cause. Kudos to the organisers!