Saturday, October 31, 2009

Trick or Treat

Trick-or-treating is a customary celebration for children on Halloween. Children go in costume from house to house, asking for treats such as candy or sometimes money, with the question, "Trick or treat?" The word "trick" refers to a (mostly idle) threat to perform mischief on the homeowners or their property if no treat is given.

To celebrate Halloween, my children and I decided to bake a cake and simply decorated it.

It turned out ugly.


The ugliest cake I had ever baked!


It wouldn't be Halloween without trick-or-treating.

Happy Halloween!
October 31st!


Thursday, October 29, 2009

kiPPas

This morning, I went to the Ipoh Immigration Office to renew my passport. When I reached there, I headed straight to the form counter. The officer asked me if I wanted a 2 year or a 5 year passport. He told me that it's only RM100 for 2 years passport. That was very tempting but it took me a while to think.

When I decided a 5 year passport, he pointed to the kiPPas.


Ipoh Immigration Building
far view

near view

I haven't seen it before. As I entered the kiPPas, an officer assisted me throughout the process. It took hardly 5 minutes and I could collect my new passport in 2 hours time.

How to use the kiPPas
(click the link )

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

For your nose only

A friend-cum-customer of mine asked me about the effectiveness of this Biore cleansing strips. I couldn't tell as I have never tried that before.

So I said, lend me your daughter's nose!

Surprisingly, she agreed. There and then, we experimented with it.


Thoroughly clean clogged pores
for visibly refined skin
Pore Pack

instantly remove blackheads for clean & smooth skin


1 to 2 days after using Pore Pack, pore goes back to the original state before the clog enlarges it.


Please read instructions before use


Firstly, wet the nose and put the strip onto the nose.


After 15 min, remove the strip


the whole view


side view


center view


close-up view


What do you say? Was it effective?

Seeing this effectiveness, I was convinced to get a pack for my daughter too...


Monday, October 26, 2009

Krispy Kreme




Vernon Carver Rudolph is the founder of the Krispy Kreme Doughnut Company.

Krispy Kreme first started back in 1937 when Vernon Rudolph bought a secret yeast raised doughnut recipe from a French chef from New Orleans.

BERJAYA Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Sdn Bhd plans to invest between RM10mil and RM24mil to open 20 Krispy Kreme Doughnuts stores locally in five years.

Executive director Datuk Francis Lee says the investment outlay per outlet is RM500,000 to RM1.2mil, depending on the size and concept.

fun fact

The hole in the center of the doughnut is credited to a young boy named Hanson Gregory, who, in 1847, suggested to his mother that she put a hole in the middle of her “fried cakes” to ensure the cake was fully cooked in the middle.

the history since 1937

Krispy Kreme opened its first store in Malaysia on the 27th April 2009 at Berjaya Times Square.

Krispy Kreme International president Jeff Welch says Malaysia is its third South-East Asian market after the Philippines and Indonesia. The company plans to open outlets in Turkey and China this year.



We visited the Krispy Kreme at Mid Valley Megamall recently.

the kitchen


the doughnuts RM2.80 @

We had these 6 doughnuts, namely powdered strawberry, cappuccino franc, hershey chocolate, new york cheesecake and chocolate cake.

They were indeed delicious..

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Flowers at Maxwell Hill

I love to take pictures of flowers wherever I go. Here are some flowers from Maxwell Hill in Taiping.

1 - Geranium


2 - Zinnia


3 - ?? (not sure of the name)


4 - Daylily


5 - Golden Candle/Shrimp/Lollipop plant


6 - Marigold


7
8
9
7 - 9 (Dahlias)



Today's Flowers
Have a nice day!

Polo Ground-SS1

Taman Rekreasi Sultan Abdul Aziz is located off Jalan Tambun. It is also known as the Polo Ground. It has the best jogging track in Ipoh City.

My tour of the Polo Ground last Sunday.


view of the lone tree


unique branches of the trees


bright sky


blurry reflection


clear reflection


a unique flower


clear sky


trees up to the sky

Scenic Sunday

Friday, October 23, 2009

Jigsaw Puzzle World




We were at Mid Valley Megamall recently and we happened to visit the Jigsaw Puzzle World.
The origins of jigsaw puzzles go back to thJigsaw Puzzle World..the entrance


3D Earth-shaped jigsaw puzzles


This unique 3D puzzle is specially crafted from sturdy, curved plastic pieces
that fit securely in place to form a round, smooth ball.
No glue is required.


This jigsaw puzzle is geared towards older children and adults.


3D jigsaw puzzle of ever-popular Minnie Mouse.


Stitch
the infamous little alien also known as experiment Number 626
from Disney's popular series Lilo and Stitch.


Perfect for young children who want to have fun and challenge their spacial recognitions skills at the same time!

But they are very expensive.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Beijing Jade Carving

I went to Beijing in June 2006 with a group of friends. The Jade Carving factory was very interesting.

The brief introduction

The art of jade carving and polishing was already well developed some 3,000 years ago in the Zhou and Shang dynasties.

The factory was founded in 1958.


With its bright and pure luster, jade has always been considered by the Chinese to be a treasure of tremendous value.


It has great economical value.


for appreciation


for decoration


Because of its toughness, jade is extremely difficult to carve: as the ancients said, it was “worked with its own dust”.


Green is the traditional color, and the most expensive.




Jades also come in varieties of colours.





Jade is the collective term for two substances: Nephrite (a silicate of magnesium) and Jadeite (a silicate of aluminum).

One must appraise a piece according to how “pleasing” one finds it: how fine the color, clarity, carving style and texture.

souvenir n rememberance

Well..I just got a few simple items as they were expensive.
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