Tuesday, January 05, 2016

HAPPY 2016!


Oh my my, it's already the fifth day of 2016! :D 

2015 was absolutely amazing! God has been really good to me, I'm thankful to have made some achievements, in terms of my career and relationship that left me fond memories and it's really a blessing to be able to flash back without any regret!

Even the very last day of the year was a wonderful one though I had to work, it's hard to believe I'm given such a golden opportunity that would bring so much advancement to my career. I've been really hardworking *pats on the shoulder* but it all wouldn't happened without His amazing grace :)

I'm also grateful to my brothers and boyfriend for their constant support and positivism that holds my spirit up at all times. Blessed to be surrounded by all my lovely men x

So yeah, spent the last few moments with boyfriend and his colleagues. It was such a pleasant time with scrumptious food and alcohol @ Chef Table. Boyfriend and I have always love dining there, they serve really authentic and quality Italian food, not forgetting the homely ambience and friendly services.

While 2 days ago, we also celebrated our anniversary. It felt really amazing, going back to the same place where we dated and ate. SO SO heart-warming :')
Thank you for everything. Life wouldn't be amazing without you.

So yeah, just a quick update here and wishing everyone a marvellous year ahead !

Vivre d'amour et d'eau fraise.

Monday, December 07, 2015

NezBakes: Cookies overload !

Here comes the very last month of the year, which means Christmas is kicking in in no time! :D
It's definitely the most wonderful time of the year but sadly, there vibes in JB is pure sad. I can hardly feel the loving and peaceful Christmas vibes here, unlike KL :(

Anyways, December also simply means baking season! :D Haven't been really baking in some time due to my busy work life, maybe just some simple scones. BTW, I recently develop this oatmeal raisin scones that taste absolutely amazing! It is somehow healthier since part of the flour were substituted with oats, which makes the texture fluffier and chewier! Le boyfriend loves it so much! Unfortunately I do not have any pictures on them. Probably the next time when i bake again which I don't think would be too long to wait :p

And here's my Dark chocolate cookies with white mint chips! :D
What's christmas without cookies right. Especially that minty flavor pairing with chocolate, BOOM! You got my heart ;)

If you're caffeine-holic, add a teaspoon of instant espresso powder for a mocha cookie!

I am such a sucker for cookies but I'd normally snack on healthy crackers to keep my body in shape, also because they are so handy to bring along to work I can munch on them in the midst of my hectic schedule or so. Oh wells, since it's the holidays season, I believe it is also very important to give yourself some treats! 

From my previous experience on baking cookies, I'd say it is essential to chill your dough in order to produce better flavours & texture! If you cannot wait to dive into them cookies, freeze them at least 30minutes which was I did for my first batch of cookies!

Ingredients: (yields 20 cookies) 
1 cup All purpose flour
1/2 tsp Baking soda
1/4 tsp Salt
2 tbsp Unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup White granulated sugar
1/4 cup Dark brown sugar
80g Unsalted butter
1 Large egg
1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
Mint white chocolate chips/Candy cane crushed

  1. Cream butter & sugar till fluffy. 
  2. Add eggs and vanilla, mix well. 
  3. Add dry ingredients in 2 batches, mix till well combined. 
  4. Chill dough before baking. 
  5. Baked at 180c for 10-12mins.

Erm, these are actually my lemon cream cheese biscuit. Using the methods of making scone, no eggs needed!

1/2 cup Self-raising flour
1/4 tsp Salt
20g Unsalted butter
40g Cream cheese
1 tbsp White granulated sugar
Zest of 1 Lemon

Fresh baked cookies are perfect with a cup of milk tea! Especially during rainy seasons like this. Oh so divine!

So yup, my kitchen now has too many cookies but I'll be bringing them over for parties and gatherings to spread some love in this joyous season! Till next time! xx

Monday, November 16, 2015

Perfect weekend

Salut !

Work life has been so busy and tiring that the moment I got home I just wanna drop dead on the bed. Can't even bring myself to open my mouth for dinner, not even think about working out I think I'm going pretty out of shape now :'(

Anyways, I'm super hyped that the boy is finally back from his horrible work trip. Well, it was definitely a hard time for the both of us but thank God it's over! Had an extremely well-spent weekend & Diwali holiday with him that makes me really really contented & loved. Being have to work almost everyday and driving myself everywhere, Sunday and any public holiday is certainly precious for me.

Had a lovely Saturday evening at the "beach"- Country Garden. We are nature-lover just so you know. Chilling by the bay with a cup of coffee is our absolute love!

Silly things that we do ;)

Aku anak Johor!

That night, I treated the boy with my very first pay! Brought him to my all-time fave restaurant @ Marco Polo! They've got the BEST PIZZA IN JB I reckon! Boyfriend says he'll come here every weekend for the pizza! HAH! They also serve classic Italian dishes like pasta & risotto. Pesto shrimp linguine used to be on the menu but unfortunately they've taken it out :( I'd personally recommend their spaghetti vongole & mushroom risotto. They also serve desserts like tiramisu and panna cotta and some cakes but they aren't my fave. 

We had the mexican beef linguine & 5 white cheese pizza!

Happy kids!

And waffle ice-cream for dessert ! This is a must have every time I visit the restaurant. Though it's just a humble waffle topped with ice-cream and maple syrup, they still do it well.

On Sunday, we went shopping at JPO since there was sales going on.
So Christmassy! Can't wait for my fave season of the year! But sadly, the christmas atmosphere in JB just isn't there at all. Makes miss KL even more, where christmas carol can be heard everywhere you go with gorgeous decos all around the places.

Having to drive myself to see clients everyday, it's definitely a luxury being drive around !

Yes, public holiday simply means waking up to yummy brunch without the alarm! This was at Brew Orchestra.

French toast with berry compote, espresso nutella banana & vanilla ice-cream.

The toast were fluffy but honestly, it wasn't anything like french toast :( They wasn't any taste and fragrance of the egg, more like some pan fried brioche without much flavor. The nutella espresso sauce was quite sour which didn't pair well which was such a disappointment from what it supposed to sound. Berry compote was tasteless as well. This dish literally tarnish my impression towards the cafe.

On a lighter note, we had a chillax afternoon at Puteri Habor where has officially became one of my fave place in JB! It's only my second visit there, the first time was 2 years ago? Where only Hello Kitty land exists back then!

Can never be thankful enough for this man and moments like this. Definitely perks me up after a long week. So, it's Monday again, have a great week ahead people! xx

Saturday, October 24, 2015

I'm officially missing you

I need my sugar right now :'(