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missleney
11 November 2009 @ 11:50 am

My new blog is up and running although there are a few bits and bobs I’ve still yet to complete. There are still a lot to do but I’ll eventually get there. Some of the sidebar buttons I’ve yet to link them up and I’ve also created a website especially for my culinary affairs in the kitchen. Therefore I’m currently busy trying to transport all the recipes from here to there so bear with me while I slowly get my head around completing it.

I will still keep this LJ journal as a milestone and a memorabilia as it is nice to be able to read back all the previous posts and get all nostalgic. I’m quite sentimental like that.

My dear LJ blogger friends please continue to keep me on your friends list as I do check your blogs everyday and will continue to do so, even though I’m no longer an LJ blogger!

Thank you LJ for my tenure here and it has been a fun and joyful ride.

See you at the other side.

xoxo
 

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missleney
06 November 2009 @ 10:36 am

Hello my dear bloggers,

Just so you know, i'm in the midst of moving.. my blog that is, hence the silence of my existence. I intend to resume my blogging once i've moved into the new space so in the mean time, please do check for updates every now and than as I will post up my new blog addy here once it's finished.

Talk soon.

Loves,
Miss Leney xoxo

 
 
missleney
30 October 2009 @ 01:52 pm

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missleney
30 October 2009 @ 01:33 pm

 




1. What is your happiest memory?
The memory of my wedding day

2. What is the most important life lesson you've learned?
Not to take your loved ones for granted and life is too short to be whinging

3. What is the most difficult decision you've had to make?
To pack my entire life into one suitcase and move across oceans to be with the love of my life, not knowing what to expect and knew no one and anything about the country. You know you love me hun!

4. What is the best thing about your life?
To be married to my best friend, my soul mate.

5. What is the biggest challenging you're facing right now?
To not get annoyed when John farts under the duvet!!!!

Now it's your turn!
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missleney
29 October 2009 @ 12:45 pm


Why is it that any task seems to be so much easier to accomplish when you were younger?

Diet or dieting is the bane of my life. It used to be so easy but now I am struggling to maintain a strict well balanced diet for a week. I'm an emotional eater and I eat when I am happy. And I am always happy (today not included) so I’m always looking for food to eat! So you see the little things I struggle daily despite being happy as a clam? It's hard being me.

Yesterday while I was trying to fall asleep in bed, I thought about a strategy to counteract this diet psychology bullshit. I need to reinforce myself to think that this is not a diet; this is a way of life. Somehow I feel that I fear the word diet? Diet means restrictions and I hate restrictions.

Maybe If I tell myself that making healthy choices is THE way of life and skipping the junk food aisles in the supermarket would help? I don’t know. I hate dieting period.

Can you tell that I’m grumpy today? I think the sugar overdose is affecting the way I feel. I started my diet on Tuesday but I broke it last evening because I felt rude not to be eating good food with my in laws around, and that nice Pavlova my mother in law whipped up the other night. So I declared to John that I am not going to diet while they are here and will start next Monday when they’re gone. But I’m feeling it today, I feel sluggish, moody and grumpy! Too much sugar! Sugar is bad for you kids.

I don’t trust myself around delicious food. I’m hopeless.

Grumps is my middle name.

Now, where’s that damn chocolate?!
 
 
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missleney
26 October 2009 @ 11:18 am




Today is Pink Ribbon Day. This is the day for you to show your support and help women who suffer from breast cancer. It could be a mother, sister, niece, auntie, grandmother or a friend.

Pink Ribbon Day is an opportunity to raise money and awareness for women who are affected with breast cancer.

I don’t tell many people this because it’s been so long but my mother was a victim of breast cancer. However it has been 18 years since she was diagnosed. She had a mastectomy of her right breast and went through a hell of chemotherapy. I was only 10 than and was clueless as to what was happening. All I remembered was that my mum was sick and the many hospital visits I did after school. My dad would pick me up after school everyday and we would go to the hospital and be there till the visiting hours were over. I cried every night before going to bed because I was the kind of girl that could not sleep without her mum around and poor dad had to sleep on the floor in the room with me  just to keep me company. I'm the only child so mum was everything to me. I almost lost her but thankfully I didn’t. I could never imagine what my life would be without my mum.

My mother has since been a breast cancer survivor. A fighter and a survivor she is. She fought through the battle with the diesease and she won. I only wish I was half as strong as her. She was my role model in everything - a strong woman, a great mother and an amazing woman that I have always looked up to and wanted to be.

Every year this very day I will think about my mother and her journey to battling breast cancer and how thankful and grateful I am that I still have her around.

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missleney
26 October 2009 @ 09:58 am

During my trip back to Singapore, I'd only purchased one thing and one thing only. Who would have thunk? But I sure did.

Everyone, meet my cute and lovable new mate,


Coach Madison Audrey Bag

 

It comes in different colours, sizes and material. I was choosing between this one and patent black but I have always been a brown bag kinda girl so I got this. Its nothing large but  just the comfortable size for me and it's chic.
 
I'm not a huge fan of bags that have brand logo printed all over them, one look at the bag and everyone knows where it's from. Nuh uh, not my cuppa tea. But this, I because it's more subtle. Subtle is my kinda thing. 
 

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missleney
21 October 2009 @ 06:57 pm

We finally paid Makan @ Alice's a visit last week! After reading all the raves about the restaurant, i just had to check it out. It's not that common to find a good malaysian/ singaporean cuisine restaurant in Sydney so when a fellow singaporean recommends it, you just have to go and check it out.
 


We didn't realise that Makan @ Alice's closes for a break from 2.30pm - 5.30pm. We got there at 2.35pm and saw the 'close' sign on the door and i swear to you i almost cried! But Paul, the owner was at the door to greet us and he invited us in to dine, nevermind it was already pass the close time. How great a service is that?



John ordered Mamak Mee Goreng and I ordered the Char Kway Teow and shared a bowl of Chendol for dessert. OMG! They were sooo good! Authentic and taste just like the ones back home! The prawns were huge and fresh and thats a good thing. There were heaps of crispy pork lard and chinese dried sausages in my Char Kway Teow but I had to pick them out one by one since i'm now a pseudo vegetarian.
 


Mamak Mee Goreng


Char Kway Teow




Chendol

The chendol was uhmaaaziingg! I could easily have another bowl I kid you not! When we were at the counter paying our bills, I had a wee chat with Alice and she said to me that they do do catering for parties and they also sell kuihs (asian dessert) and my heart skipped a beat at the word kuihs! I took one of their card back with me so I can order some kuihs from them next time.


He's lovin' it!
 

Makan @ Alice's
262/264 Pennant Hills Rd
Thornleigh NSW 2120
(02) 9484 8288

 

 
 
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missleney
19 October 2009 @ 04:47 pm


Last night while rummaging through my drawers, I chanced upon my trusty ipod. I have been searching for this little bugger for awhile now and it finally made its appearance.

I wanted to start using it for my walks. It was low on battery so I charged it. This morning while I was scrolling through my song lists, my heart skipped abit when I saw a playlist called Wedding.

This playlist was created for our wedding day. John and I handpicked all 12 songs together. The playlist was being played as a background music during part of the reception and was also used in our wedding video.

I put my headphones on and begin at the first song. My heart was all warm and fuzzy. Montages of our wedding day began flashing through my mind. It was a beautiful day. It was the happiest day of my life.

It’s been 7 months now. Life has been very sweet.

The songs on the playlist:

Angels – Robbie Williams
She’s the one – Robbie William
You and Me - Lifehouse
You belong to me – Jason Wade
Spirit on the water – Bob Dylan
Sweetest Thing – U2
Hold you in my arms – Ray LaMontage
Yellow – Coldplay
Sunday Morning – Maroon 5
Dreams – The Cranberries
Crash into me – Dave Matthews Band
Somewhere only we know – Keane

It's our music.... the music that represent us..

 
 
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missleney
15 October 2009 @ 10:44 am

A friend of ours, Johnny arrived from NZ last evening and will be staying with us indefinitely. We took the day off work so to give us some time to get things organised and also to pick him up from the airport.

On our way to the airport we thought we swing by Paddington as hubs wanted to check out a store.  While he was trying out some shirts, I went next door to the cupcake bakery and got ourselves some cupcakes! How could I resist pretty cupcakes! I bought half a dozen of them. Just look at them, they are so purrdddy.


 



Top row from the left: Chocolate Vanilla, Vanilla-vanille, Banana
Botton row from left: Chocolate, Molten Choc (This was awesome!), Poppy Seed

When I was there, quite a number of the flavours that I wanted were gone so these were pretty much what was left. Well, can't blame them because it was almost 5pm when I walked in so fair enough. All the cupcakes above are the standard flavour cupcakes except the Molten Chocolate, which is a Maxi deluxe flavoured cupcake. Needless to say it was indeed deluxe because it was the yummiest!

Pretty cupcakes make me happy as a clam!


The Cupcake Bakery
438 Oxford St
Paddington

They have 2 more other shops in the city.
Check out their website for address
www.thecupcakebakery.com.au

 
 
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