Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Hello minna-chan!!

Time does flies away in a blink like you don't even really realize it or even count it up, whenever the sun rises, the moon is faded and getting disappear and so, vice-versa, these things keep playing on around and around until it reached it's written nature regulation to close and open a new era.

Talking about the year 2014, what have you done along the year?? Any set of resolution has been accomplished yet? I did mine

Just to share with you guys of what I've done so far in my 2014, so here is a short write up of all of the things I completely done, namely my 2014 resolutions.

1) Got my new domain & blog design
 Finally managed to get my new blog design that I always desired, plus with my new domain.
I'm truly happy & grateful that I finally have my own medium to write all of my thoughts with my own signature design (Sakura) that shows a personality of myself on my blog.

2) Got a satisfying result in final exam & internship

 After so much pain going through my internship, with a lot of difficulties like transport, got harassed & molested in train, a very far internship place & etc (horrible experience ever!), I finally got a satisfying result, at least all the hard work was paid off, same goes to my last final exam...I might not be the best student ever in my batch but at least I managed to get into the dean's list, at least on each Semesters, Thanks god.

3) Have my own page on FB

 Been blogging like a year ago but then I finally made my own page on FB, I'm always want to make one but considering to my status as an unpopular blogger since I don't blog so often..I wondered who will want to support me if I'm about to create an official page for my blog??
But I still made one and thank you so much friends for all the love, friendship & support, at least I know that my viewer is growing and this is such a good start for me!
Thank you!!

4) New candy doll & Koji Dolly wink products

So far I only collected Tsu-chan's Koji Dolly wink lashes, and never bought a Candy Doll blusher & lipstick, but recently I bought all of these during Christmas ago, my Japanese makeup collection is getting huge too and I'm more than happy to have all of these. After so long listed in my wishlist (they're also perceived as the most precious & long wanted items since I'm a true fanatic fan to Tsubasa Masuwaka!), finally the feeling of getting my hands on all of these is seriously tearing me up because I've been wanting & waiting to have all of these for sooooooo long and finally I did bought them all using my own money!
These all cost me more than RM500, like RM500-RM600!!

5) Met with new people & made a new friends

 Photo courtesy of Caroline
(Fish Spa with Butterflies-met with Butterflies, Tammy & Illy Arifin for the first time!)

Read it here

 Photo courtesy of Veet Malaysia
(Exclusive makeover with Izara Aishah and other finalist of Veet Contest)

Read it here

Photo courtesy of Dr.Puteri 
(Kracie X Butterfly Project on Halloween)

Read it here

 Photo courtesy of Merlyn Hasshim
(Maybelline Color Show at Johor)

Read it here

 (Gingerbread Man baking workshop with Butterfly bloggers for Christmas)

Read it here

(Butterfly Project Christmas Dinner)

Thanks to Tammy, everything I have & get today because of her inspiration, she's such an angel, since after I joined her community my life is seriously changed a lot, I met a lot of people and got a new was like my longed wishes is granted!

Thank you Tammy, thank you & thank you for opening a path to show me to where I really belong, 
Nothing can be done to pay them back compared to what you've done to me!! I seriously adore you and will follow & support you forever and ever!!

6) Went to Animax Carnival at Mid Valley

(With "Cloud Strife" cosplayer from Final Fantasy at Animax Carnival)

Been wanting to spend a time to go to the Animax Carnival (before this I only can watch people go because it was in KL and I wasn't really living in KL at that time), but then finally managed to go because during that time I was doing my internship in KL.

7) Went to CF at KLCC

Same goes to this one, before this I only can hear people go to CF, but I also have no chance to go because I wasn't in KL (again hahaha) so yeah this year is considered a very lucky year for me because I went to both Animax Carnival & CF for the first time in my life!! as an Anime & Manga fan, going to this kind of event is a must to me, and I finally did it!!
I went to CF for the first time recently, though I'm not feeling really well...but it was definitely awesome to be there. Another resolution is crossed!!

New set of resolutions for the 2015 year??

Rather than have a lot of aspire things to be done, I have a few things definitely bouncing around in my head rite now..

1) I really wish I could go on a vacation and visit to Japan in 2015 if I'm possible to because this is my biggest dream ever, I would like to go and touch or watch the Sakuras with my own hands & eyes!

2) I would like to go to the Universal Studios in Singapore as well since it is just a few miles away from my current place now, Pasir Gudang because I'm studying here, I'm just too busy to do this during the previous semesters here, plus my money is just enough for the assignment projects & for the live here, so I don't really prefer to use it to go enjoying first instead..but then because this is my final semester & my last moment to be in Johor, I wish I really could go before I graduate from here.

3) Besides, I really wish to cosplay too (as my first time!!) on the year 2015 CF event (I can't wait to wait for this!!)-Wish for this long time ago but also did not really have a time for this yet. CF will be held on December every year so at that time I'm already a fresh graduate so I will have some time for this!!

4) Carry on with my current part time job as a freelance model.

Model: JiaJia | Copyright: Limelight Fotography

Since I have to shut it down for a while now to concentrate on my studies first, then I would like to continue with it once I'm done with my Diploma. I'm doing it because I want to be better with a camera communication since I'm seriously a camera shy & a really shy person, I wish to be more extrovert & confident, that is why I chose the path of being a freelance model because this is the only way to prove it whether you can do it or not, If I can overcome the uneasiness of working with people whom I think as a stranger, whom are capturing the photos of my face for the photography...then I can do it talking to a new people, be extrovert & more open to work & mingle around with people and anything!

I'm a tourism student but before this I rarely go outside from my house and challenge myself to talk to just anyone I see walk pass by my house, so how can I ever dream to be a solo traveler to travel around the globe one day if I'm like this right?? I seriously need to be better at communication, to be better at communication I need to be confident, thus if I can overcome that weakness by working as a freelance model, I'll do it, and not to just do it but I will do it to the best out of me.

5) Graduate with a flying colors!

Last but not least, and of course one of the biggest dream of being a student, to definitely graduate with a flying colors! I'm expected to be graduated from my college this April and I totally can't wait!

As for now I think that's all enough for the year 2015 resolution, the other will be added into the planner later if it ever come across my mind.

Whatever your wishes & resolutions is, to accomplish them might be hard (that was why you desire to do it anyway)..but once you crossed all of your wishes it might be a sweetest things ever.

Be glad of what you've done so far in 2014, and wish for the better in 2015.
Let's live, dream, and go for it!!

So guys....

Happy new year friends, and...
See you guys again on my next post!!

-Jia Jia-

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Hi candies!!

Well in my previous post I told you guys that recently I went for a Chrismas shopping, so this is gonna be just a short & quick post just to show you girls what I is indeed just all the makeup stuff again!

I've madly rottenly berserkly in love with a makeups from a Japanese brands, so yeah..I was seriously bought most of Candy Doll & Koji Dolly Wink cosmetics that I saw in SaSa MidValley..and they all cost me for RM500>> I guess??



This Christmas is such a joy to myself..I get a lot of gifts from people as well..and last night I spent all the night partying..well I love night party to be honest (it is a dinner actually woh!) hahahahaha 

All of these..yeah all of these cost me about RM500>! 
Well, though it looks just this many but it cost me like a real @#$%^&*!!
Oh..and I got myself a free lip stain, "Stainiac" from The Balm as well...Thank you so much SaSa!!

Even am a super broke now, I'm still so happy to get my hands on all of these Japanese makeups! 
Because I might could not get the same good time to go splurging like this again next time you know.

So..I'm just showing you girls what I've bought here, but if you would like to know in detail you girls can let me know in the comments below...perhaps I can do the review if you want?? hehe was yesterday night I went to The Butterfly Project Christmas Dinner!! This is an exclusive event specially created for Butterfly Project Community's members only!! It was so  much fun to show up there & mingle around with some new faces of butterflies that I've never met before! But too bad because I was too enjoying the night, makan makan & have a nice time with friends till I totally forgot to take some photos with people and inside the dinner..Nuuuooooohh!!

Nevermind, I believe what we keep in our memory will last forever & better even without a traces of photos..ecececehhh hahaha....btw, having a photo is actually good too as a blues someday!

Jaa...this is the only photos I have..tu pun cilok2 kawan2 punya..hahahaha

 Photo courtesy of Choy Peng

For more photos inside the dinner party, check out my friend's blog, Choy Peng here!
(Excuse my cold smiling face, I'm really not good at smiling in photo..well I guess no wonder some friends in reality ever called me a cold faced queen..LOL~)

Again, it was my pleasure to finally meet her because before this we're only a friends in virtual reality..
Anyway her dress up is real awesome!! No wonder she won one of the best dressed up!!

Everyone looks just soooo beautiful on the yesterday night as well, their dresses was a blast!!

Photo courtesy of Tammy Miu

With the lovely mama-chan again, Tammy, the founder of The Butterfly Project Malaysia!!
She have everything that us butterflies has always wished for yet she's still so humble to mix around with people..such a personality to be admired of..glad to have met with her again!

And now guess what?? I even received the door gift from Garnier & a really heavy and merry beauty box worth RM500 (if I'm not mistaken)!! 

Omg..Tammy, and all the sponsors..thank you so much!! No words can describe how thankful & grateful I am with what you guys have given to us!! The memories, the happiness & the joys!! *teary eyes*
I'm gonna do the review on all of the products in the box mattete neee!! ("mattete ne"="wait for me ya" in Japanese)

Now mite mite!! ("mite mite"="look look" in Japanese)
This is the gift I received from my secret Santa during the dinner! I'm so happy to get this Long & Curl Mascara and Dual Eyeliner!! because both are from one of my favorite Japanese cosmetic brand, KATE!!

Thank you so much my dear Secret Santa, Janice Lok!
At the moment I opened this kawaii little box, I'm kinda surprised! I must admit it that they're not in my wishlist but since they're from KATE, I'm truly happy to get my hands on them!!

Thanks again, Janice!

Last but not least, recently my mom bought me 2 bags that have a One Piece & Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titans)'s prints on it!! I'm happy that I can die already!!! Mom, I really really appreciate it..Love you till death! wo hen ai ni ma!!

I got what I wanted for so long near this Christmas, it seems like all of my wishes became reality that I could't bear it..too much happiness that my heart can explode & burst in loves!!

Thank you everyone for being such a sweetest person by my side...I will never & won't forget all of this beautiful memories that you guys gave..I love everyone lahh!!

Oh!! Not to forget..recently I shared the recipe on how to make a Gingerbread Man Cookies, so if you guys would like to make one you guys can have a look here.

See you guys again on my next post!
And once wish you a merry & happy festive holiday,
Melly Churistmassu everyone!!

-Jia Jia-

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Hello gingerbread man fellas!

A gingerbread man cookies anyone??? hehe

Two days ago I went to the baking workshop, a collaboration project of The Butterfly Project Malaysia with  AT 19 Culinary Studio! It was so much fun because it was my first time went to a baking workshop, plus a gathering with the other blogger friends made the baking together is much more enthusiastic & inspiring!

So here, I'm gonna share the recipe on how to make a gingerbread man cookies with everyone for the Christmas advent!

This holiday special recipe is so easy and everyone can make it..previously, every time I saw people make it on TV it seems so hard to make one like that, but after I was given an opportunity to experience making it doesn't really that hard yah..haha

Helen from AT 19 Culinary Studio start the intro by showing us what we will need to make the cookies, which is apparently all in the trays on the table. The ingredients in each tray is for 4 persons in a team, everyone should get 4 pieces of gingerbread cookies for themselves. There are 4 teams in total.

Next, the baking afterwards was instructed by Suraiya. She told us how to prepare it briefly, where to get the ingredients on markets & what is do's & don'ts to prevent the fail.

The look on the faces of the blogger fellas concentrate on listening to Helen & Suraiya introductions.

All the prepared ingredients in the tray.

Those 4 are the all purpose flour, brown sugar, vanilla essence & ground ginger.

What is the rest of the ingredients that you need to make the Gingerbread Cookies??

Gingerbread :

Unsalted Butter - 115g, chilled & diced into a small pieces (unsalted butter from SCS brand is the popular one & used the most in baking)
Brown Sugar - 175g (brown sugar gives the caramel smell & taste and it is also less-sweet, if you don't like it you can definitely go with the white sugar instead)
Egg - 1 nos (Gred A)
Black Treacle - 2 tbsp (used as a sweetener & condiment in both baking & cooking - btw, the smell is indeed sugary, but a bit "soy saucey" I think, hehe)
Plain Flour - 350g (All purpose flour ya)
Ground Ginger - 1 tsp
Bicarbonate Soda - 1 tsp
Vanilla Essence - 1tsp

Royal Icing : 

Icing Sugar - 250g
Egg White - 1/2 nos
Lemon Juice - 1/2 tsp
Glycerine - 1/2 tsp

Additional Decoration :

Below is the additional ingredients for the decoration, it is not that necessary so it's just up to you whether you want it or not

Gummies - 30g
Silver Dragees - 10g
Candies / Chocolate Buttons - 40g

All of these Ingredients can make up to 12 pieces of Gingerbread Cookies.

Okay, first of all we moved in each divided group & prepared the ingredients given. Before everything start make sure to wash your hand first, things related to food must always be served & prepared in hygiene mode. The flour need to be sifted in the mixing bowl first to isolate the foreign substances in them. Before doing this, make sure to preheat the oven to 180 degree celsius & grease three baking sheets first.

The process of making this gingerbread man cookies was fully monitored by the staffs of AT 19 Culinary Studio.

Tadaa! After the flour is well sifted, add in the bicarbonate soda, ground ginger, & diced butter together in the mixing bowl.

Mix it till resemble fine breadcrumbs and make sure that there's no pieces of butter can seen in the flour

Afterwards, add brown sugar, egg, black treacle, vanilla essence & mix again till it form a the photo below.

Next step is, turn out the dough onto the floured surface & knead until smooth, shape into ball and wrap it in clear film (plastic wrap)..and let it chill for 10 minutes in the fridge.

My tips: I find that after I kneaded out the dough my hands have an egg's smell (because egg is one of the ingredients in the dough), which is I actually don't really like because I think it is unpleasant & like what Malay say "hanyir" ("hanyir"= "smelly/fishy/unpleasant smell"), even after I washed my hands for several times afterwards, the smell still stayed there, so to avoid this (in case if you don't like the egg's smell like me too), you can always wear a disposable gloves whenever you're rolling or kneading the dough out.

 Time to divide the dough to each person in a team!! *aww happiness!*

 Ready to cut out the dough into a gingerbread man and his family or friends?? Let's go cut it out! 

We rolled it on the baking paper, to prevent the dough from sticking to the baking paper, flours the surface a bit and then rock & roll it out!! Make sure the thickness of the dough is not too thin or thick, you want to make a very nice cookies ok..and after you have rolled it out just nicely, cut the shape you want by using the people-shaped cutters, you just need to press it on the rolled out dough.

Now...mite mite! ("mite" literally means "look" in Japanese, thus "mite mite" means "look look")
Our team members' cut out cookies collection..kekeke...mine was on the left bottom corner, both the sock & tree. The other 2 is in making..hehe

Now, everyone have their own 4 cookies, and we went to the oven to bake them, bake them for 12-15 mins, or to pale golden. Once you reach the minutes of 10, you must watch them out..observe them..see if they're already pale golden or still not well baked, that is why we need to roll out the dough in the same thickness, to prevent the uncooked or the overcooked one if they're too thin or thick.

And the cookies seems so happy once they're out from oven..they're all like "I can't wait for myself to be decorated like haaaarrrmonyyyy~~~!" LOL, I was a little bit smitten with the French Guy, Shuu Tsukiyama from the Tokyo Ghoul Anime because the way he say "haaaarrrmonyyyy~!" is kinda humorous..hahahahaha!

Korede ("korede" means "this/ like this" in Japanese)

Btw, pardon my little retardation here..hahahaha! ok tsugi! ("tsugi" means "next" in Japanese) remember yah, we must move the cookies away from the baking tray once they're a bit cooled down to prevent the cookies from sweating underneath because of the heat. It is not only us people can sweat weyh, gingerbread cookies also k hahahaha...

Alright ladies & gentlemen, the most fun part is now live!! Those in the piping bags are the royal icings, which is already made & prepared by the AT 19 Culinary Studio staffs...the icing is not like the cake icing, it will hardened once it dries. so to make sure the icing does not dries out, place it quickly in the piping bag once you're done making it..and don't forget to wrap it on top....

How to make the Royal Icing : 

Beat egg white with lemon juice & glycerin, gently add in icing sugar, batch by batch till you get a soft thick paste. Add in some color of your desires, if you want 5 colors like this, then divide it in a 5 separated containers, then add in the different colors to each container, and stir it around a little bit till the color even out. and place them in the piping bags.

Suraiya made a demo on how to decorate it....the nyums madness mess is on board captain! Before I did mine I looked around first, and see how the other blogger fellas doing it!! Much fun!!

Everyone is busy with their own deco.....

Om nom nom nom!!

All the gingerbread cookies with a complete decorations from the rest of the teams! Such a beautiful eye candy to me!!!


 This one is from our now guess, which 4s is mine??

Jeng Jeng Jeng! This is mine!! dou da?? ("dou da" is "how is it" in Japanese) Too hesitated to eat them all because they're all so kawaii! kyaaa~~ I don't want to eat them..I really really wish to not eat them because of their "kawaiism".....demo...("demo"= "but" in Japanese) *upcoming sad story alert*

Bwahahahahahahaha! *insanely laughing*

Opss, excuse me. 

Thanks The Butterfly Project Malaysia, AT 19 Culinary Studio & blogger fellas!! I had so much fun baking with you guys there!! Christmas can never be so happy without a gingerbread man cookies made with a love and happiness!! 

*I just realized it..LOL kekeke*

Check out AT 19 Culinary Studio for more!

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Last but not least, recently I went for Christmas shopping at MidValley KL, and the view from above at the center court is indeed subarashi! ("subarashi" means "wonderful/amazing" in Japanese)
Well, this photo will look more subarashi if I take it properly with a camera, but I just used my phone instead because my old camera already broken and I'm still looking for a new one with a good price deal since I'm still a student.

Btw, I will make a post about what I bought there later ok 

Jaa..see you guys again on my next post!
And wish you a wonderful festive holiday,
Melly Churistmassu everyone!!

-Jia Jia-

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