Friday, July 31, 2009

Too Hot to Handle!
You might think summer is going away but Texas weather is very unpredictable. It can be 72F nice today and tomorrow it will rise up to 108F. You don't want to drive in a car withour an air conditioning under this extreme unbearable hot weather. Just imagine you have a nice make up, hair-do and so ready to rock your day shopping with your friends in the mall but everything is ruined and melted when you drive in a car without a AC.
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My mascara is drying up and that is the sign to get a new one. I love to try out new mascara especially those affordable drug store brands product. Lately, I am so interested in trying the Maybelline Pulse Perfection Vibrating mascara. It is the first vibrating mascara of Maybelline. It has a patent-pending elastomer brush which vibrates 7,000 times per stroke. The selling price of this mascara is more expensive than other regular type. I believe it is around 10-15usd.

I love Diorshow waterproof with my heart and I am very very happy with it. Should I just stick with this which cost around 25usd? Or should I try out the Maybelline? Or... Should I get both? Hmmm...... not wise not wise!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Laptop Give Away?
It is about time to go back to school. Parents are busy preparing everything for their kids to be ready for the school. I believe there are many parents wish that they could afford a laptop for each of their kids but economy is upsetting, everyone is spending money tightly. If this is the case, Charter is the right site you should visit!

Charter had given away so many great gifts last year and they continues to create a buzz this year around its online contests. Not only they gave away laptops last year, they also gave away some Xbox 360 game systems. The most unbelievable thing is, one of their customers actually drove away a 2009 Honda Civic Hybrid. YES!!! A car!

We don't have to be that greedy, do we? We just want a laptop and that will be nice! This year, Charter is following up on the success of their HDTV-A-Day Sweepstakes. They are giving away laptop computer everyday and this contest lasts for 2 months! The contest runs from July 15 through September 15. Look at the calender now and you know you still have chance to win a laptop either for yourself or for your kids.

Winners will win an HP 550 Notebook with 15-inch monitor which is installed with Windows Vista. Also, it will come with a NeoTec Compu Backpack. You might not be the big winner to win the laptop, but you still have the chance to win some great gift cards ranging in value from $25-$100 with special online deals.

What are you waiting for? Go visit to register today and check out the complete rules for the Laptop-A-Day Sweeptakes ! If you are a facebook user or twitter user, things can be very easy for you as well because there are sites of Charter on Facebook and Charter on Twitter!


PICTURESSS of Food and FO!!!
Do you all like the new look of my blog? I purchased this blog banner from ETSY. Sandy is very nice to work with and I like all the vintage victorian things she makes. I will definitely look for her again when I get bored with this one!

I will upload some pictures of the food I cooked in this summer and also all the SCARVES I had knitted these 2 months. After knitting the hemlock ring, I had knitted 5 more scarves. 4 are simple seed stitch and 1x1 ribbing scarves and the last one, is a lace scarf that inspired by the Madli's shawl. Madli's shawl is one of the patterns in the book "Knitting Lace of Estonia". If you love lace knitting, you should get this book. I like the introduction of the town Haapsalu and also the knitting tradition there. Also, this book comes with some Estonian Lace stitch patterns, and that really interests me! I love this book!

I have actually bought many Rowan yarn 2 months back because my LYS is not going to carry any Rowan yarn and all the yarn was discounted 50% before I went back to Malaysia. After 3 months trip at Malaysia, some Rowan yarn were on 75% discount! I had gone crazy and visited the shop 2 days in the row. I bought some cotton and wool yarn. Also, I bought two Rowan pattern books because they were only 2usd each! Who can resist that???


Grilled salmon with teriyaki sauce. We tried to cut down rice so we had salad, corn and little mash potato. It is easy to make and tastes delicious. I can always have fish! Love them!


Grilled honey drumstick. This is a very simple dish as well. Just marinate the drumstick for 3 to 4 hours with soy sauce, dark soy sauce, oyster sauce, ketchup, garlic, shallot, honey! Basically you can add in whatever spices you want! Put in pre-heated oven 365F. I brush the sauce on every 6-8 minutes until the skins are little dried and golden brown. YUMMY!


This is a dish that I cook regularly. EASY, QUICK and TASTY! Ingredient are swai fish (catfish) fillet, ginger and green onion stalk. Cut the fish slightly bigger than chicken nugget size, then marinate them with salt and pepper also 1 tablespoon of chinese rice wine. Prepare at least 8 slices of ginger. I love ginger and I always prepare more than that. Heat up the oil in the wok and dump in the ginger stir fry for a minute. You can see the ginger slice starts shrinking up bit and also the color change into darker tone. Now you can add in the fish. Stir fry gently so the fish won't break into pieces! After 2 minutes or so, add in oyster sauce, around 2-3 tablespoon. Stir fry GENTLY again. Now, you can add in the green onion stalk. Stir fry for another minute and then add in 3 tablespoon of water. Stir fry for another minute. Well, the dish is ready to be on the table now!!! Go get yourself a big bowl of rice to go with this!


My first attemp to cook some tau fu and sadly I slightly over fried the tau fu. Well, now I know what is the right thing to do so next time there won't be any over friend tau fu in my house! John used to think tau fu is hard to eat. He told me that they taste like tasteless egg. Now, I manage to change this big Texan man into a half asian man. He loves tau fu and I really think I can get him to hook on some other aisan food! What about chicken feet and dried squid soup? haha!

Enough food for now, and I want to show you all my FOs! Oh ya, I did block the hemlock ring again and this time I pin out all the pointed edge and finally, I got to have nice edge hemlock ring blanket as what it supposed to be!!! It is such a pretty blanket. I can see myself knitting another one pretty soon!



This is a stripe scarf that knitted with rowan wool yarn. Very very soft yarn and I like the color. I made another stripe scarf in the about same width but that is patons merino wool. I think thin scarf can be very fashionable and not that bulky.





I bought 2 balls of Rowan cotton summer tweed in worsted weight with very good price. Well, nothing much you can do with 2 balls of yarn so I made a lace scarf out of it. You know how much I like purple! This color is just awesome! The lace pattern is picked out from a stitch pattern book I bought from Malaysia few years back.


Hang on there girls, there are two more scarves to go! =) This one is real fun to work with. I name it Seedo simply because the whole scarf is made up with seed stitch. I got this yarn from Michaels when there was 60% sales. It is a chunky acrylic and wool yarn. It looks like a tweed yarn and there are simple variations going on in the yarn from white to drak grey. Also, there are many mini thin strains which come in different nice colors hiding in the yarn randomly. I love the little surprise this yarn gives me!




Last but not the least, here it comes the scarf I knitted that is inspired by the Madli's shawl. I use 1 and half ball of knitpicks palette in Ash color. I finished this scarf in a week and I had some fun making nupps here n there. It is always a pleasure to learn new knitting technique. The blocking session can be difficult. It requires many pins to stretch out the piece. That hurted my fingers. I think I will need to buy some appropriate lace blocking wires and pins from knitpicks.




Sunday, July 26, 2009

Everybody Loves TV
Who doesn't love TV? But it is impossible for you to watch all the TV shows you like and don't miss any of them. Now you can watch your favourite TV show online. With the tremendous diversity of TV shows listed on Spreety, you can watch your favourite show whenever wherever. I love to cook and I like Chef Gordon Ramsay. I like the way he yells at people in The Hell's Kitchen. Through Spreety, I now can watch all the episodes I want legally. You can watch Spreety TV Online : Watch TV Shows Online Free now. Go check out the TV shows listing on Spreety now.
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It has to be FAST!
Internet plays such an important role in most people's life nowadays. It will be very uneasy for me if I don't have any internet access more than three days. Anyway, a low speed internet connection can be very much annoying. Imagine that it takes minutes to load a page? That can be killing!

Charter’s Ultra60 Mbps service is the fastest Internet speed in the St. Louis market and one of the fastest in the U.S. This service is currently available in St. Louis only but they will be rolled out to other areas and places along with their other high-speed products throughout year 2009. If you have some friends who stay at St.Louis, you have to tell them about this new service!

Charter’s Ultra60 Mbps service is the first of the Phatband speeds that Charter rolled out. Charter’s PhatBand has turned DSL into the new dial-up Internet service. Charter’s Ultra60 Mbps service enables customers to enjoy the Internet in all new ways including gaming, movies or telecommuting with mega-files and much more at super high speeds. 60 Mbps is a very very fast speed. That is totally a different internet experience for you. You now can be multitasking in the way you wish and that is something you have never been able to do previously.

Hardcore Web gamers will definitely love PhatBand high speed connection because they are able to download game patches in faster time and virtually eliminates lag in their gaming. If you want to know more about this service, you can visit to the Ultra60 Information Page. For twitter users, you can click on the Charter's Twitter Feed so you will be updated with the latest news about their service.



Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Happy Birthday My Love!
18th July was John's birthday and I wanted to bake him a special cake. A more challenging cake I prefer therefore I decided to make a fondant cake. Blame on the TLC Cake Boss show, all the cakes they make just simply look too fantastic and delicious. After spending some times looking up recipes, I was all excited and ready to get my hand on making it!

I spent about 4 hours in the kitchen kneading the stupid melted marshmallow with sugar and I knew right then I should have USED another recipe. Aaahhh, what an experience! At last, I yelled out for help because I have ran out energy to knead anymore. John came in and finished everything for me!

Ahhhh... I still feel very frustrated whenever think of that experience. I want to make another one very soon. Anyway, John managed to make out few broken pieces of the fondant layer and spread them on the top of the cake. Another special request from him, he wanted me to make the frosting myself. Well, everybody ate a piece of cake that night and John loves the cake simply because the two starwars figures that were decorated on the cake.

Happy Birthday baby and sorry for the embarassing cake! I promise I will improve in time and make you another fancy cake next year! =)



Sunday, July 19, 2009

A New Pair of Jeans...
I cannot remember exactly when was the first time I wore a jeans but I remember the first pair of jeans that I purchased with my own money. That happened when was 20 years old. After three months working as a assistant in a clinic, I spent around 50usd to purchase my dream jeans. That was a big amount for me but that jeans was absolutely nice.

Everyone must have at least a pair of jeans and I always in the mood to buy new jeans whenever there are new designs or promotions going on.
Armani Exchange is one of the brands that I like very much. Their jeans are trendy and always have good fits.

Skinny jeans is something that I die for but too bad I don't have a good shape to carry. Most of the time, I will only eye on low rise or regular rise boot, straight or flare jeans. Looking at the Armani Exchange women denim site, I spotted few pairs of jeans that I would like to get. Potassium straight leg and AX pocket boot cut have the color I love. Honestly, not only those colors attract me, their fittings look amazingly great too! I have many pair of pumps and heels could go with these jeans. I love those blue colors. They totally should be in my wardrobe now!

AX wing printed boot cut are awesom as well. When you are sick of simple plain jeans, this is the jeans that you should get because the wing print on the pocket is simply way too cool! I really have to go to the store this coming weekend to check them out! Armani Exchange now has new premium denim starting at the price of 98usd. I bet that is definitely a good price for a pair of good jeans.

AX is having a SMS campaign going on now, the "Text AX contest". You can participate to win a pair of denim every day for the moth of July by texting the keyword "DENIM2" to ARMANI (276264). For more information, you can visit here.

For customers who purchase a full price pair of denim from Armani Exchange in store or online between 7/7/09 – 7/19/09 will receive a gift card of $20 off for your next purchase of $100 or more. The gift cards are valid from 7/30/09 through 8/15/09.
You can never have enough jeans in the wardrobe! Go to AX site and look for your favorite jeans now.


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Sorry for the Absence
I don't know how many of you guys are still following this blog as I have neglected it for such a long time. It is just harder than I imagine to get back to the blogging mood. I am still non-stop knitting and I am now at Arizona with John. It has been a week I am here and we are actually leaving back to Texas tonight. Not looking forward at all to the 16hrs drive. I miss my bed my pillow.

I have been working on the brooklyntweed hemlock ring blanket using lionbrand fisherman wool yarn. I like the color and it is actually softer than what I thought. I spent like 10 days to finish this project and blocked in the hotel room. I just have to say it does not turn out the way I want especially the edge. I guess I din't stretch it out enough in the blocking process so I will block it again once I get home.
It is a very easy project and a quick one as well. The edge binding off took like forever but it was kinda fun. Right after finishing this hemlock ring blanket, I cast on a simple lace pattern scarf using Rowan cotton summer tweed in purple color. I like the color and I like the simple pattern which you can easily memorize it. I definitely can finish this scarf in the coming 16hrs long drive.

Arizona is HOT! Hotter than I can handle and surprisingly, I love desert more and more now. I fall in love with big big GIANT cactus.

Nothing much to update here and I apologize for my long absence and I am really really trying hard to get back to this sweet blog.