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A Beautiful White Dress!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

I went for my walk today as usual. Today I decided to walk to the Indian cafe to have a serving of Thosai, a kind of flatbread made with some kind of Indian grain served with lentil curry (dhal) and fish curry (without the fish, just the curry gravy).

Well, a few doors away is a boutique. I normally drop in for a chat with the lady who works there. Then, I saw it : a beautiful white dress with spaghetti straps! And it was just my size, I tried it on and it fit me perfectly! It was dressy enough for an elegant dinner but at the same time, casual enough for a day out. But I'll have to wear a short jacket with it though, to hide the dialysis scars on my left arm.

It was actually RM129 but the lady was nice enough to let me have it for RM100! I just couldn't resist! I'm very choosy when it comes to clothing. I decided to get the dress. I told her to reserve it for me for 2 weeks, hopefully, I'll be able to save RM100 by then. I'll have to scrimp for these 2 weeks in order to do that though!

  
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EOWYN2424 7/5/2011 8:53AM

    RM100 = 100 Malaysian Ringgit
1 USD = RM3.5

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NEENSTER1 7/5/2011 8:40AM

    What is RM100 emoticonI hope it was a good deal.

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ETERNAL_SUMMER 6/30/2011 1:34PM

    Once you get it you should show pictures!

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1CRAZYDOG 6/30/2011 8:46AM

    How exciting for you! That's wonderful. I'll bet you are stunning in the dress!!

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Cheat Day Today!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

I went to my fave cafe today to get lunch and also to park down to do my cross-stitch. For some reason, I get more sewing done here than I do elsewhere. It's relatively quite, quite nice and and cool and it has enough light and sunshine to make it a perfect spot to do some sewing.

I didn't have much of a breakfast, just a slice of toast with butter, so I was hungry when I went there. I ordered their baked beef marinara pasta and it's baked with cheese! Yummy! Well the portion was huge, so I'm still stuffed now even though it's now 5.30pm. I ordered it around 12.30pm.

After that scrumptious meal, I settled down to my sewing. I got a lot done but it's still not finished. I guess a few more sessions here should do it. I will finally get it done but I'm too excited now. I'm almost finished! I guess I will continue sewing tonight after Home Fellowship (a meeting of fellow Christians in the same neighborhood for Bible Study).

Well, around 3.30pm, I decided to try their apple pie (even though I was still half full). Man! Was it good! It was warm and crusty and cinnamonny and it had big slices of apple in it! AND it was served with vanilla ice-cream and the whole thing was drizzled with raspberry and chocolate sauce. I didn't even dare order soda after all that! I order a bottle of mineral water with some ice instead.

Guess I have to cut back tomorrow or even the rest of the week, huh? Hee! Hee!

At 4.30pm, I packed up my sewing and left the cafe. My mom picked me up and I told her that I couldn't possible have dinner today, after all that good nosh I just had! I probably won't even eat during fellowship at Home Fellowship tonight. I might just have a small glass of juice or water to drink.

I guess I can only do this once a week!

Part II

Well, well! I went to Home Fellowship tonight and they were having a birthday party for the hostess of the meeting. She had cooked special noodles made with special homemade wine that she herself had made! Who could say no to that?! Also on the menu were pork lard biscuits (yes, the biscuits actually contain pork lard! I know it sounds icky but it's really yummy!AND I had 3!!!), and homemade tiramisu (made by another great cook) made with REAL Bailey's! I had 2 helpings of tiramisu!

I don't even dare track my meals today, I just know that it'll be way over my allowed number of calories. This means I'll have to cut back for the rest of the week! Sigh!

  
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JOOPRINCESS 6/28/2011 2:23PM

    Glad you blogged about it. Get back on that horse, girl!
Tara
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Of Jimmy Choos and luxury items.....

Monday, June 27, 2011

I've heard the brand name Jimmy Choo mentioned in a chicklit book I've read. Seems to be a sort after Fashion label named after a designer named Jimmy Choo. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that Jimmy Choo is a Malaysian designer! Fancy that! A fellow Malaysian being a sort after fashion designer!

His shoes and handbags sell for an obscene amount of money, 850 Euros for just one handbag, and there are even more expensive items advertised on his website!

I think I'm in trouble because my eyes always zero in on the most expensive stuff! I have very expensive taste but unfortunately, I can't afford all that luxury stuff.

My favorite makeup brand happens to be Bobbi Brown. They have to most gorgeous colors and cool products, but I don't even own a single thing from them because they're so expensive and I can't justify spending that much money on just one single item. All their products are super expensive!

Well, if I really want a Bobbi Brown lip gloss (I saw a very nice shade the other day when I was at the mall), I'll have to save up for it. Bobbi Brown is expensive but still a leeeetttle within my reach. But I'm guessing I'll never have a Jimmy Choo, that, I'm afraid, is out of my league..........

  
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ETERNAL_SUMMER 6/28/2011 12:53PM

    I never had the desire to buy expensive designer products. For clothes I always shopped at Old Navy and Aeropostle (the clothes are inexpensive but are still fasionable.) I sometimes go to holister but end up usually buying one thing because 1. It's really expensive there, and 2. The sizes are always too small. I usually am a medium, but there I'm a large, and they NEVER have larges left, only small. It's like they are shunning the people who aren't skinny.

For purses I buy 2 a year (one for spring and summer, and another for fall and winter). I usually go for Viera Bradly so they are about 40-60$. I don't understand these women who buy designer purses for 500+ dollars and they end up buying another one in a few months. I will sometimes use an old purse I haven't used in a couple years to save money. But I'd rather put my money towards vacation, a new electronic like a tv or computer, or a swimming pool.

I barely even buy makeup throughout the year. I usually end up getting a make-up kit from someone as a birthday present or christmas present throughout the year so I'm always good on lipstick, eye shadow, mascara, and blush. The only think I really buy throughout the year is eyeliner, concealer and cover-up and I usually get what's a decent price. To me make-up is all the same.

Right now, instead of buying expensive clothes and accessories, I'm saving up to pay for my family to go the beach next year in a nice hotel.

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GOODBYEXL 6/27/2011 12:15PM

    I have never understood buying high end designer stuff. You can get good quality without paying a fortune. If I am going to save up for something it is going to be a vacation, not a pair of shoes or a handbag that will be out of fashion next season anyway. People have gone nuts!

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Homemade Ceaser Salad!!!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Well, here I am at home, my Dad is watching a DVD but I'm bored and..........hungry......

So, I thought, what snack can I fix myself that's both healthy and filling? Well, I have some romaine lettuce : Bingo! Homemade Ceaser Salad!

The Dressing : 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine, mixed with light mayo and mustard. Set aside and allow flavors to develop.

Then I chopped the romaine lettuce to bite sized pieces, you can also tear the leaves in 2s or 3s. Since there is half a cucumber waiting to be used in the fridge, I chopped them and added them to the lettuce.

The Croutons : Cut a slice of day old bread into cubes; sprinkle with olive oil, you may also sprinkle some dried herbs like rosemary and thyme like I did, bake in a toaster oven for 30 minutes or so till crispy. The croutons have to golden brown to be done.

When croutons are done, put over salad, sprinkle some real or vegan bacon bits, pour the dressing over and toss! Walla! Homemade Ceaser Salad!!! Bon Appetit!!!

  
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JUDITH316 6/27/2011 2:09AM

    sounds like a great recipe, I will give this one a try...thanks for sharing emoticon emoticon

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Today must be my lucky day! :)

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Wow! Talk about lucky! I spun the daily sparkpoints wheel today and got 20 points! Then I spun the bonus wheel and also got 20 points!!!!

Whhoooooo Hoooooo!!!!! Just had to share! This has never happened to me before! I wish it'd happen everyday! Then I'll visit sparkpeople even more often! lol!

  
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CAROLIAN 6/26/2011 3:55AM

    Well done have a blessed sunday lol emoticon

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