Middle-Eastern Cuisine

Ever since the Hong Kong trip, I have been developing a new love for Middle-Eastern cuisine (especially Falafel and Samosa) bcoz that was what we had almost everyday, which now can be categorized as one of my favorite food – besides Italian and Japanese.

Few nights ago, hubby took me to Al Diafah, which is a Middle-Eastern restaurant located in Sri Petaling (it was actually our 2nd time there), bcoz I’ve been having this mad craving for its Almond Milk. I was so excited bcoz the first time we went there, we didn’t get the chance to dine in at the place bcoz something came up so we only tapau some Samosa and Hummus

Anyway, the place is nice and exotic, and kinda romantic too… and the best part is, the price is so reasonable that I feel like having everything they have! (okay, I’m exaggerating. But the drinks are so.. interesting).

We ordered Hummus with pita bread (I think those are pita bread), Chicken Samosa, Falafel Sandwich, Rice Pudding for dessert and the adorable-tasting Almond Milk. The Rice Pudding is soooo yummy too – rasa gebuuu! The last time I ate it was like 5 years ago when I was in Korea. And I thought they don’t have it here! Silly me! (ape jer makanan yg takde kat Mesia ni kan ;p)

MZ’s favorite – Hummus

My favorite Almond Milk!

Samosa and Rice Pudding (the one in a tall glass on the left)

The spicy Falafel Sandwich

We were also given a complimentary drink each, but I’m not so sure what it was…

Hmm.. it tastes like apple and sirap and something else

We were so full that we felt like our tummies were gonna explode (there was an “explosion”, except it’s not from our tummies ;p)! But it was a nice dining experience and I’m sure gonna come back, especially for the Almond Milk and Rice Pudding! ;D


My customers’ Herbalife testimonials

It’s been awhile since I last blogged about Herbalife, so let me share with you the testimonials from 2 of my current Herbalife customers…

FEEZA:

12th March – Iza, tq for ur guidelines. So far I’ve been religiously following ur advice. I consume hl shakes for breakfast and dinner and it’s true when u say that it can makes u feel full for hours. The shakes are so yummylicious and that makes it even easier for me to drink it for 2 times a day.

and i am so in love with the tea. i love the citrus smell and i didn’t even have to put honey when i drink it. skarang i minum the tea dekat 4 kali sehari.
so far, the after effect is that i always buang air kecilllllll and buang anginnnnnnn…

14th March - Alhamdulillah, so far dah turun 2kg. hehe

SYIKIN:

11th March - this morning minum shake with Y-Soy nyer soymilk (coz tu yg ader kat kedar semlm). ( …the taste boleh tahan la…boleh masyukkkk!!! ;)…

this afternoon smpt gie giant kelana jaya tuk cari soyfresh nyer brand..dapat!!! i beli cappucino!!! ;)..so mlm nie nyer shake leh minumla…ehhehe..=)
n the TEA sgt2la sedap!!! bila minum pepanas terasa badan mcm berpeluh2…n tiba2 angin2 kecil kuar..ahahahhah..tp xbyk lagi…but yg i notice when minum tea tu terasa mcm berpeluh tapi tak…;)..byk gak minum tea (coz i mmg drink lot of water) so instead of drinking mineral water i minum tea….;)…
14th March – ...oh ya bout the tea my mom sgtla suka…so skrg cam kene kongsi ngn dia plak..ahahha..i think next order will go with tea also!!..i loike bila suam2 gitu…=)….
18th March - after 1week trial Herbalife..my kg down by 1.5kg :) yippiie!!!
n the inches of my chest ,waist n butt..all down by 1-2inches….yg penting ukuran buntutku sudah menurun!!! ;) sgt2 suka okehh..thanks to YOU n HERBALIFE!!! n now the shakes dah pandai bancuh n sgtla sedap..rasa cam xbesh klu xdpt shakes..ahhaha…n tea also!!!..
25th March - the progress…as at 24 mac 2008 i’ve lost 2.5kg..yippiee…n total lost in cm approx.15cm…yippiee!!! sgtla suka hati…br* pun dh longgar…my jeans apatah lagi…yikss.s..besh2!!!!….baru 10hari minum herbalife… ;) i loikee….the best part is support from my tunang..=)

I am a proud Coach! Keep it up, gurls! ;)


Dream

Last night I dreamt I was pregnant – with a baby girl! My husband was so excited but I told him, “It was just a dream!”.
I had to stop him from getting carried away. Let’s not have high hopes now.

According to this website, dreams related to pregnancy means:

To dream that you are pregnant, symbolizes an aspect of yourself or some aspect of your personal life that is growing and developing. You may not be ready to talk about it or act on it. This may also represent the birth of a new idea, direction, project or goal.

Jeng jeng…!



Honeymoon – Part 1

You know what? I think I’ll just carry on with our honeymoon updates instead of waiting for the wedding pictures to be ready first. Tak larat haku nak tunggu…

As most of you know, we went to Hong Kong for our honeymoon. We chose it bcoz HK seems to fit the bill in terms of a) cold whether (mild winter; 11-16 degrees. Just nice!), b) shopping heaven, c) conversion rate yg sangat memberangsangkan, d) it is outside SEA, e) short flight and most importantly, both of us have never been there before.

Our flight was at 1.40pm on Sunday, a day after my reception, and we had Business Class seats. Yippie! Both parents came to send us, but my PIL left early bcoz they had to go back to Kedah…

At the VIP room

Do you like my new hand-luggage? It’s made of ostrich skin. I bought it especially for the trip ;p

I was feeling a little unwell – I had running nose and rasa tak sedap badan, probably bcoz we slept really late the night before, opening presents (I was determined to open each and every present before going for honeymoon bcoz my instinct told me we’d get a digicam and yeap, my instinct was right! And not only one, but two digicams! One of ‘em is a Canon Digital Ixus 860 IS given by my dad’s Japanese friend. How cool! We slept at 4.30am and woke up at 7am btw!), so before boarding kitorang singgah Guardian to look for the flu medication as prescribed by Dr. Rahz aka my BIL ;p. But sadly, the pharmacy section was closed on Sunday, so instead I bought a bottle of Vitamin C.

“Rahz, can u tell me the name of the ubat u mentioned aritu?”

Zyrtec…Zyrtec. Now which one is it…?

Oh right. This is the vitamins section.
Papa-mz even followed me here! ;p

The flight to HK took only about 4 hours, and we slept right after lunch sampai la mendarat bcoz we didn’t have enough sleep. Thank God for the spacious Business Class seats; eventho dpt lelap kejap tapi puas n selesa.

I had lamb steak with roasted potatoes and veggies for lunch..

MZ had err.. I think it was prawn curry or something…

We arrived at HK at about 6pm, and it was getting dark. The whether was nice and chilly. We stayed at Regal Oriental Hotel, which is a 4-star hotel in Kowloon City. Sampai2 hotel jer terus tak ngantuk tgk bilik lawaa. We didn’t know that we would be staying at a special room (the Regal I-Club room) so when we reached the 3rd floor, we thought the receptionist had accidentally gave us the wrong key or something! Rupanya betul…

The interior design is very chic and contemporary, I loike! It wasn’t a big room, but there were mirrors everywhere, even on the ceiling (like the pic I showed you in the previous entries) so the room looks twice as big. I nearly bumped my face on the mirrored-wall coz I thought ada ruang lagi kat sebelah pintu! Annnddd the glass-walled bathroom is just so sexy ha! Everything is see-through ;p

Talking about the glass-walled bathroom, something hilarious happened! There was one morning, I woke up and went straight to the bathroom, then I pulled the curtains and brushed my teeth as usual before taking a shower. I was totally mamai and blank, and wasn’t aware of the current situation (married, on honeymoon, sharing a room with a man). I didn’t notice that the curtain was not properly pulled, and when I looked at my reflection in the mirror, I was horrified when I saw a man peeking from the small opening of the curtain, dengan muka serious. Of course it was my hubby, but the way he peeked was like a stalker and automatically aku ludah bahan gosokan gigi yg ada dalam mulut lalu menjerit, “AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!”. He screamed too coz he was shocked as well. But then he laughed. MZ said cara aku ludah tu cam org nak muntah. God knows how extremely shocked I was! Tapi kelaka la bila ingat balik… ;D
So anyway, after arriving at the hotel, we freshen up a bit, solat, and went out to look for a place to eat bcoz we were starving! We were told by the Concierge that Kowloon City Plaza is nearby – only about 5-minutes walking distance. There were not many choices of restaurants yg sesuai utk Muslims tho, so we decided to have our dinner at Pizza Hut. Mind you, Pizza Hut dia is classier than here. Ala2 Italiannies, I think. The price is “classier” as well – 50ish for a regular-sized pizza after converted to MYR…

Seafood pizza

After dinner, kitorang round2 jap and at about 9ish, we went back to our hotel.

To be continued…



Black, white and grey

My husband took some photos of me while shopping at Jusco the other day. Feels like a paparazzi was following me! :P

 

Scarf: Tie Rack
Blouse: H&M
Waistcoat: H&M
Bangle: Flea market
Jeans: Rock & Republic
Shoes: Eclipse

Anyways.

I have a question.

What happens if you machine or hand wash jeans that are supposed to be dry-cleaned? Will it ruin the material or something? I mean, I understand if my silk blouse or other delicate clothing item needs to be dry-cleaned… but jeans? Aren’t jeans supposed to be tough and durable?

I really need to wash my Rock & Republic jeans (the one I’m wearing in the pic), tapi saya malas nak hantar dry clean. This is why I don’t like wearing dry-cleaned clothing items!