Monday, December 29, 2008

Birthday Cupcakes

Yay!!! It's public holiday over here and I was assigned to prepare cupcakes for my nephew's belated birthday. His younger sister is celebrating her birthday today, December 29th. I prepared those cupcakes earlier, though they were not as good as I expected they were supposed to be. I wanted them to be more alluring but as I was really tired and sleepy, I just managed to come out with these.

This one was rather very simple...

Anyway, a wish for my little nephew...

Happy Belated Birthday!!! Aunt will do better next time..

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Chocolate & Strawberry Tartlets..

Wanted to do something unusual today. Ended up, baking tartlets of chocolate & strawberry. Well, they were my first attempt but mommy likes them. They were crispy & crunchy on the outside and those filling were sweet and tempting. Mmmm...

Weekend is just the perfect time spending quality time with beloved momma!!!

Happy Holiday!!!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

BTT - Wintery Books

No, no … this isn’t the question you’re probably expecting, that asks about your winter reading habits.
What I want to know today is … what are the most “wintery” books you can think of? The ones that almost embody Winter?
(Personally, “A Winters Tale” by Mark Helprin pretty much nails this for me, and “Smilla’s Sense of Snow” was right up there…)

I couldn't think one with the word of 'winter' or 'snow'. But I remembered, my grown-up book that I had loved the most. It was 'The Christmas Book' by Enid Blyton. I read this book as a youngster and I could say this one could be linked with Winter.

What's yours?

Happy BTT!

Wishing You Joy & Good Tidings..

It's December 25th and I guess there's merriment everywhere. Here too, all are 'in the mood' of the holiday and trees are decorated with nice ornaments and lights. Most of the shopping complexes have their own Christmas attractions and I could say they were really really nice. I managed to take some shots at one of the shopping complex here in the city.

I took this pic almost 2 weeks ago. The setting was cute with those huge lollipops, though it looked very simple.

The bread house looks yummy too.. and for that I baked and decorated these cupcakes just to follow the mood.

May blessings shine upon you.. :)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

BTT - Generosity

Do you give books as gifts?
To everyone? Or only to select people?
How do you feel about receiving books as gifts?

Books are always been the best gift for me. It’s just that some other people won’t value books as preferred gifts compared to other common gifts. I would selectively choose to whom I would give books. As far as I could remember, I had ever given books to my elder sister on her birthday, my niece also on her birthday, and my nephew as souvenirs when I traveled outside my residing country. As I highly value books, I would always be happy to receive books as gifts (even though I never received them as gifts.. :)

Do you think so???

Happy BTT!!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

BTT - Time Is Of The Essence

1. Do you get to read as much as you WANT to read?
(I’m guessing #1 is an easy question for everyone?)
2. If you had (magically) more time to read–what would you read? Something educational? Classic? Comfort Reading? Escapism? Magazines?

Is the precious gem of life.

If only I had more time (magically) to read, I will spend more time reading facts and educational materials. Why??? It makes me knowledgeable and I wouldn't need to depend on others. It is something like having the world in my pocket.

I would also be using that extra time to read day-to-day stories, experiencing what it is to be in other people's shoes. For that, I'll be learning the ups and downs of life.

Mmm.. having so little time and much to read, I always didn't get sufficient time to read all I'd wanted.

What do you think???

Happy BTT!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Happy Eid Ul Adha!!!

To all Muslims around the globe, happy celebrating this 'Day of Sacrifice'.
December 08th, 2008

Friday, December 5, 2008

Points to Ponder...

I received an email not so long time ago and I like this so-called 'Words of Wisdom'. Just to share this wonderfully written words and credits to the person who wrote this.

We are born with 2 eyes in front because we must not always look behind but see what lies ahead beyond ourselves...

We are born with 2 ears, one left and one right, so that we can hear both sides, collect both the compliments and criticisms...

We are born with a brain concealed in a skull, then no matter how poor we are, we are still rich and no one can steal what our brain contains...

We are born with 2 eyes, 2 ears but 1 mounth for the mouth is a sharp weapon. It can hurt, flirt and kill; remember our motto; talk less, listen and see more...

We are born with only 1 HEART, deep in our ribs, and it reminds us to appreciate and give love from deep within...

Thursday, December 4, 2008

BTT - 5 For Favourites

1. Do you have a favourite author?
Yes.. Enid Blyton, when I was a child and Francine Pascal for the series of Sweet Valley High & Sweet Valley University. Current favourite author, the gorgeous Irish writer, Cecilia Ahern.

2. Have you read everything he or she has written?

Not yet. Cecilia Ahern's 'The Gift' is on my current reading list.

3. Did you LIKE everything?

I could say, it's very near to everything.. But as I favour them, I always tried to like 'the whole everything'.. Does that sounds weird? :)

4. How about a least favourite author?

Every authors have their own ways to tackle readers, yet none of them being on my least favourite author.

5. An author you wanted to like, but didn't?

I wanted to like Jeffrey Archer but never got to fall in love with his famous writings on 'Kane and Abel'.
Happy Reading!!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Was not in mood to go to the office today. Woke up as early as 5.15 ante-meridian as usual and did some house chores to bring up the mood but really, none of them has worked! So I got back to my bed while my baby puteh sat on my laps cuddly, just about to finished few hundred pages of 'If You Could See Me Now' by Cecilia Ahern.

But then I heard momma waking me up. Oh gosh, I must have dozed-off and it was 7.30 ante-meridian!!! Frankly speaking, an hour to get ready to work is not sufficient enough for me. So I texted my colleagues, I'm taking leave today. Hahahh... I didn't plan for it! :> At least I can use this time to finish my reading so I can start the newly-bought novel, again by Cecilia Ahern.

Cecilia Ahern made me cry for her nicely written novels. My next reading will be 'The Gift'. This is a story about people who, not unlike parcels, hide secrets. They cover themselves in layers until the right person unwraps them and discovers what's inside. Well, that was only part of the story that I took from the very first page of the book. I'm just counting pages to end my current reading. I'll come back with the whole story.

Happy Wednesday Everyone!!!