Monday, August 1, 2011

Mommy's Crêpe Cake

It's a very special Birthday to me this year, I started a home-business! Mommy's Crêpe Cake was born because I just love to eat the cake! Hubby asked why do I want to do this cake (because it's really time consuming, 5 hours in making to produce the cakes!), I guess it's worth it when you see people surprised by the taste of it coz it ain't no normal cake with heavy icing on top. It's light and creamy with a twist of crunchyness from the chocolate chips. Even the older folks love this cake because it's not too sweet. This is my greatest achievement for now..

Find Mommy's Crêpe Cake on Facebook ya!


Sunday, January 9, 2011

Frisco Flaunt It Contest--- VOTE for Us!

There are bountiful opportunities swirling around us every day, it's a matter of opening our eyes and judging with a clear mind to take or not to take the opportunities. This week, I suddenly came across a competition and decided to join it, since I have wonderful photos with me^^

Hence, we need your VOTES!!!

You can vote us at

It's a Photo contest on pregnant mom-to-be, called "Frisco Flaunt-It Contest". We have submitted the picture below and the top 10 most voted photos will win handsome prizes (grand prizes RM2000, 10 x RM 150 hampers)

This will surely help adding some fund for us to buy baby milk powder, toys & pampers for Olivia, hahahha! Hence, we really need all your help and support. You can also vote everyday (once every 24 hour period)!

To view voting step, you may visit My hubby prepared it specially to assist you if you do not know how to vote.

Thank you very very much for your support!!

Please vote for our photo at

Yours sincerely,

Tears of gratitude

My dearest mom had been with me for more than 2 months before she flew back to Sarawak last Tuesday on the 4th Jan. She arrived one month earlier form my expected due date to brew our traditional Foo-Chow red rice wine so that I could consume it during my confinement period. Even before the confinement period, she took care of me without complain, being patience with my all my cranky behaviour.. When Olivia arrives, mommy worked her best to make sure that I eat the best and that baby got the full attention. 

Well, honestly, the first week of baby-sitting is really draining all of us out (me, hubby and mom). I'm not a person with much patient, I was tensed and pressured because I do not know what Olivia wants (this is indicated by her generousity in crying). but after I witness how patient and loving is my mom towards Oliviar, my heart melts and I do swear to myself that i would take care baby like how mommy took care of baby. 

There is an old saying that goes "you'll never know how it feels like until you yourself being the parent". How true is that! I cried a lot reflecting how forgetful I was on mommy's sacrifice towards raising us up. Mommy love us so much, just like how I saw her loving baby Olivia. I was a baby too... and I was so ashamed of myself for what I did before, not being patient with mom, hurting her with harsh words, not helping with housework etc. How could I be so ungrateful? And yet, Mommy is the one who is always forgiving, loving us without hoping for any return... All she wanted is to see us living happily...

Now that I'm a mother, I finally understand things that I have never understood before as a child..and I swear to give the best to my mommy, just like my mommy giving the best to me! 

I Love You Mommy, I miss you very much! Thanx for everything!


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Happy Birthday, My Baby!

Finally, after 2 days of labour pain, Olivia was finally born on 24 November 2010! All the process of pain and labour pays off when I saw her safely brought to the world! My hubby and I, and the rest of the crew laughed out loud when Olivia peed when she cried right after she was born! What a pleasant sound to the ear!

I'm lucky to have my hubby right beside me to support me for the whole process. Before this, we thought that the General Hospital would not allow the husband to go into the labour room with their wife, so it is quite a surprise and a blessed gift to be given the opportunity!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank my hubby for being there with me and my mommy who was nervously cooking red wine chicken soup at home for me to eat after labour. I love both of you very very much! And special thanx to Wai Kit who brought my mom to the hospital and purposely bought NIKON DSLR to snap photos of Olivia. And also thanx to all my friends who are present and visits me at the hospital! THANK YOU!

Here you are, some photos of newborn Olivia, in courtesy of the generous photographer - Uncle Wai Kit!

Here's another more professional photographer - Geg Emmanuel for his photo shooting for Olivia @ 1 week young.

Happy, Grateful & Proud Mommy,

Friday, November 19, 2010

Today is my expected due date!

Wow, I can still write post and facebooking! Olivia probably prefers to sit in my womb coz she can eat different types of food (I just had my mom's mee suah for lunch). She don't have other choices than Mommy's Fresh Milk when she come out^^ (and to Mei Yean, I'll save a bottle of my fresh milk to u everyday as you requested, haha!)

Am I nervous? Umm, not yet actually... I will be when I'm in the labour room, I'm quite scared of the 'hospital' smell (got the phobia since I last visited the dental clinic). I was hoping that Olivia will come out next Monday (22/11/10), which is on the same birthday as her cute Daddy! Well, we'll never knows..

It's amazing to know a new life will be starting and I'm going to be a Mommy! Hope everything goes smoothly!

Dear Olivia,
Mommy & Daddy love you very much!!! 

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Are You Financially Educated?

I have just finish reading Rich Dad's Increase Your Financial IQ: Get Smarter with Your Money from Robert earlier this month. Actually, I bought the book from Popular last 2 years for RM66.90 (USD21.66) and leave it on the shelf until today...shame on me. Luckily, I pick up the book and read the whole book today at age 25 years.

The first encounter I have with Robert's book is Cashflow Quadrant: Rich Dad's Guide to Financial Freedom. I saw the book on the shelf back at my home and took it when I was in my 2nd year as undergraduate. The book belongs to my brother. I read the book and was informed about the different quadrants but didn't fully understand the concept. I was only 21 years old then, I guess I was being naive about life after uni-having to work for money. I shared the book with my husband (my boyfriend then) and the seed of wanting to be financially free was planted in our mind. On and on we'll buy books to improve our education on money. I'm now reading Rich Dad's Guide to Investing: What the Rich Invest in, That the Poor and the Middle Class Do Not!

As I'm going to deliver my baby in Penang, my mom came here far away from Sarawak to take care of me during my confinement period. She came one month before my expected due date to process our traditional Foo-Chow's red wine. So I gave my favourite book for her to read Cashflow Quadrant: Rich Dad's Guide to Financial Freedom. After she finished reading the book, she said "my life would have been different if I read Roberts' book 30 years back!" And I said to her, "It's never too late to know now than for you to never realize what happen to your money for the rest of your life." She agreed and continue reading the second book Rich Dad's Increase Your Financial IQ: Get Smarter with Your Money and now reaching out for the third book Why We Want You to be Rich: Two Men - One Message.

I didn't know Amazon is selling second hand books, now I can buy Robert's book at a cheaper bargain. I think being rich does not happen overnight, it requires the right education and practice to success. Robert's books are indeed a great start to educate ourself on money matters. Start your financial education as early as possible so that you won't regret it only when you are out of time and money. All the best!


Warmest Regards,

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Where should I start?

I came across a quote when I was reading a book at Borders today: "We shouldn't let other people to determine how much we worth through the monthly paycheck". It suddenly strikes me really hard on my face when I reflect back what I've been doing for the past 3 years-working as a contract staff under four projects at the university where I studied for 3 years. It was stated clearly in my resume under the Working Experience column:

Sept 2010 – 
Oct 2010
(2 months)
Research Officer (School of Educational Studies)
Project D
USD 775/month
Aug 2010
(1 month)
Research Assistant (School of Education Studies)
Project D
USD 581/month

Feb 2010 – 
July 2010
(6 months)
Research Officer (School of Distance Education)
Project C
USD 775/month
Dec 2009 – 
Jan 2010  
(2 months)
Research Assistant (School of Distance Education)
Project C
USD 420/month
Aug 2009 - 
Nov 2009
(4 months)
Project Assistant (School of Distance Education)
Project C
USD 202/month
July 2009 – 
Sept 2009 
(2 months)
Research Assistant (USAINS Holdings Sdn Bhd)
Project B
USD 420/month
Oct 2007 –
June 2009
(20 months)
Research Officer (School of Distance Education)
Project A
USD 775/month

I could have write in a long article elaborating why my starting income were USD 775/month to USD 202/month and then back to the same amount which later I decided to quit my job. I could have drop dead feeling sorry for myself but that is just another story that anyone could have experience it the same way if not worse.

The more important thing is, from these experience brings me a great lesson: Working really hard for money and begging for increment really sucks!!! At the end of the day, the worse part is: Where does all my money goes? Sounding like a desperate housewife, I asked myself: What should I do? Where should I start? How can I get out of this?

For me, reading is a great start to gain knowledge! It all started to change when I read Cashflow Quadrant: Rich Dad's Guide to Financial Freedom by Robert Kiyosaki. Robert is a great educator and I'm really grateful that he wrote this book and share his Rich Dad's way of thinking towards money. Since then, I bought most of his books for the food of my brain, now what I need to do is to execute what I learn from Robert's teaching.

It is important to equip ourselves with knowledge and wisdom if we want to success in managing our money. Being ignorance is no more an option. You are in danger thinking that having a secure job will save you or make you happy for the rest of your life. I suggest you to start reading this book (Cashflow Quadrant: Rich Dad's Guide to Financial Freedom) first and develop the right mindset  towards money. You can find all the books I read at the right hand side of my blog under Advertisement:

"Take the first step in faith. You do not have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step."
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)

If you have read Robert Kiyosaki's book, feel free to drop your insights and opinions! I would love to hear from you!

May you be blessed with Great Health, Wealth and Happiness!