Friday, August 31, 2012


Can't wait to sink my teeth into.............
Spicy Prawns Aglio Olio and a tall glass of Cookies & Cream milkshake!
pix: Tablefortwo & {sorry can't remember where I got it}
 Mmmm...slurping that cold icy milkshake...and enjoying firecrackers in my mouth with that pasta!
Have a lovely weekend! Don't forget to check back on Sunday with this week's Moments! :)

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Reading List

What's on your reading list? Are you the type who prefers to have a hardcopy book to flip through recipes and look at photos or you're just happy to browse online?

For me, I prefer to have the actual book to look and flip through. 

So, here are just some of the books that I have my eyes on!

pix by Bookdepository

1. Ice Creams, Sorbets & Gelati  by Caroline & Robin Weir $31.83 
2. Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream's at Home by Jeni Britton Bauer $21.38
4. Sweet Scoops by Shelly Kaldunski  $17.33
5. Cupcakes & Cashmere by Emily Schuman $16.98
6. Desserts in Jars by Shaina Olmanson  $15.67

Do you own any of these? What are your thoughts? Any other books to recommend?

Happy Reading! :)

Sunday, August 26, 2012


Sunday! Are you enjoying the nice weather this weekend? I was so happy I got to wear a dress and heels without feeling that it's way too cold and wanting to stay indoors! This is how my week went.

Nice to get away from the city once a while ~ Hunter Valley

Lovely bloomed Lillies for my birthday

Candle light dinner date with my fiance

 Burning off those calories from the night before!

Have a great Sunday! :)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Double Celebration!

I turn twenty six today!
I'm feeling so happy, it is the best birthday ever! because.....I'm ENGAGED! My lovely fiance{now}..surprised me over the weekend! Everything seems so perfect! Thanks for making this year a wonderful one for me!

Thanks for all the birthday and congratulatory wishes too! 


Sunday, August 19, 2012


My My...another week has come and gone..
Although Spring is almost has been pretty cold still, with strong winds at the speed of 100km/h. There were cases where roofs on houses were blown away. Can you imagine, if you had to walk against the wind. Crazee!
Here's are my moments for the week!

Don't you have earrings lying around, but can't seem to know how many you have. I got this from IKEA, DIY earring holder {a vase from the gardening section-hehe}. It is a great way to showcase your earrings, it looks pretty too (at least to me). 

I seem to be quite hooked on Pinterest lately. There are just so many cool and interesting things to pin to my board! You can follow me too if you like, just search for Sho-mae or Passionatemae. Happy Pinning!

Aww, lovely Iris Flowers from my boyfriend. Just brightens up my day.

Melting Moments, OMG, my favourite! Got this from Costco. Yum! really sweet but YUM!

Overall, I had a really great weekend! I just can't stop smiling.

Happy Sunday ! :)

Friday, August 17, 2012

Hunter Boots

Oh so pwetty!

I want! I want! Definitely be great when I head to NYC for Xmas end of the year!

Another addition to my birthday wish list!

These are the Hunter 'Original Tall' Gloss Boots in Red.
pix: Cupcakes & Cashmere

These are the Hunter 'Original Tall' Gloss Boots in Royal Blue

{size 5/6, not sure which is my right size}

$170(shipping inc.) from Nordstrom 
$165 from The ICONIC or $169 StyleTread 

Happy Friday people! :)

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Birthday Wish List

Come 21st August, it will be a year since my last birthday! Time really flies! I've been eye-ing on a couple of items and here they are...
Who doesn't love shopping or receiving presents?! 

2.Fancy Candy Jars

3.Pretty Cake Stands


6.Louboutin Heels

7.Marc by Marc Jacobs Clutch (Orange)

8. Adorable Golden Retriever pups

What's in your wishlist?! :)

Sunday, August 12, 2012


How has your week been??! Did you enjoy the first "Moment" series?

My boyfriend and I have been pretty busy this whole week. We have so much planned; markets, shopping, and the usually weekend chores such as cleaning, laundry and so on.

I'll stop babbling now, let's look at this week's "Moments"!

Oh so pretty flowers! Look at the colour! I've been drawn to pretty flowers all week this time. Wouldn't it be great to have a fresh vase by the window just brightening up your day.

I've been reading magazines when I'm in the train. Really keeps me company. Usually, I'll read a novel but I've been turning to magazines lately.

Sydney's been so COLD this past week! Rainy and Windy, isn't a really great COMBO.

I've always LOVE LOVE LOVED eating "q-balls or taroballs" usually you'll be able to eat them at any Taiwanese dessert place. But this time, I've decided to make my own version; Sweet Potato Balls. {recipe soon}

Sweet fresh strawberries with balsamic, Cointreau and lemon for dessert!

Have a lovely Sunday! :)

Friday, August 10, 2012

Maple Syrup Pancakes

It's TGIF!
Planning your weekend breakfast menu already?! How about Maple Syrup Pancakes?!
After reading a blog featuring pancakes, I just felt that I had to make these. So last weekend, I made my own using a basic recipe, though I made a minor change and added maple syrup to the batter. I thought I'll share it with you so that you can have some too!

makes about 8-10 pancakes
All you need:
1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
3 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
1 teaspoon of salt
1 tablespoon of sugar
1 1/4 cups or (295ml) of milk
1 egg
3 tablespoons or (45g) of butter, melted
2 tablespoons of maple syrup

All you need to do:
1) Sift all dry ingredients into a bowl.
2) Add in all wet ingredients to the dry mix. Mix well.
3) Heat a non-stick flat-surfaced pan over low-medium heat. Spray some grease. Pour a small amount of batter into pan. Cook under golden on each side.
4) Serve with maple syrup, butter and icing sugar! Or turn it into dessert and serve with a scoop of ice cream!

Print this recipe!

Enjoy! :)

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Make your icing even WHITER!

Here's just a simple trick on "How to make your icing even whiter!"

All you've got to do is add some lemon juice. It will brighten up your pale white icing to a much whiter white{if there's such a word}.

What more, it makes it taste even better!

Happy Whitening! :)

Sunday, August 5, 2012


It has been a week since I last left my hometown Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

A day before I left, we had a surprised birthday for my dearest Mummy. Boy! was she surprised!

My boyfriend brought me to this new place called "Banana Blossom" in Mona Vale - pretty delicious.

Date night!

Got this awesome new colour from OPI "Ate Berries in my Canaries".

Made homemade Maple Syrup Pancakes for breakkie. {recipe soon}

Hope you enjoyed reading my new series "Moments". 
Have a great weekend! :)

The Beginning of Moments

Hey all, I will be trying out a new series of post titled "Moments" every once a week. It will be about things that inspires me, things that I are on my list to make, eat, see. Pretty much a snippets of moments in my life.
I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I love sharing.