Monday, 29 June 2015

Honeymoon part II: Food

We love food! Well, if you are normal, you would love food too. I'm posting photos of food we consumed in Thailand. We had tom yum, pineapple fried rice, pad thai, grilled chicken, noodle soup, lemon steam fish, bbq squid, mango sticky rice, garlic nan and even dinner in bed. 

I know it's Ramadan and I shouldn't be posting photos of food but I can't help myself. Sorryyyyyyy..... Anyway, here goes...

I created an Instagram account especially for my food and travel photos. It's called 'eaterandtraveler'. Follow me if you're into food and travel. I'll try my best to take nice photos for your eyes :)

Loves. xxx

Sunday, 28 June 2015

My no bake cheese cake

I love making cakes (only when I have spare time). I love eating cheese cakes so I love making cheese cakes only. Makes sense? Last week, I made a strawberry almond cheese cake.

Below is the recipe if you are interested.

For the base, you need butter and biscuits (people usually use digestive biscuits but I substitute it with arrowmilk  biscuits or marie biscuits coz they are cheaper).

1. Crush the biscuits. 

2. Melt the butter (you can put it in the microwave for a while for faster result)

3. Then mix the crushed biscuits and the melted butter together. 

4. Put the mixture in a cake spring form or any container / pan / bowl of your choice. 

5. Then put that in the fridge to chill.

For the cheesy top part, you need two boxes of Philadelphia cream cheese, a tablespoon of vanilla extract, half a cup of caster sugar, crushed almonds and strawberries (or other fruits of your choice). You also need an electric mixer for faster beating. 

1. In a bowl, put the two boxes of cream cheese, half a cup of sugar, a tablespoon of vanilla extract and crushed almonds.

2. Mix them all together until smooth using. Well, the nuts won't be smooth. What I mean is the cheese and sugar together. Let them blend nicely together.

3. When that is done, take out the biscuit base from the fridge.

4. Pour that cheese mix on the biscuit base and smooth it nicely.  

5. Decorate your cake with strawberries. 

6. Put in the fridge again to chill for 3 hours. 

7. Done!

You can always change your ingredients. If yo don't want to put almonds, you can put Oreo cookies or lemon juice etc. You can also put whatever toppings you want. I understand strawberries are a bit expensive. So you can use grapes or rice chocolates or jams. 

Have fun!

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Honeymoon in Krabi

Today is our 27th day of marriage. So much has happened since we said 'I do'. Well, technically, Muslims don't say I do. Not like in Hollywood movies. We have a different way of saying we agreed to be married. 

Anyhow, it is currently the month of Ramadan. It is my first time fasting with a husband by my side. My first time breaking fast with a husband and his family. My first time waking him up for 'sahur'. Soon, it will be my first time celebrating Eid with him, InsyaaAllah.

As promised, I'm posting a story of my honeymoon. At first, we had a hard time deciding where to go for our honeymoon. We had limited budget so we had to chose somewhere nearby. I wanted somewhere with beaches and he agreed to my request. He said, "I don't care where we go. I just want to spend the time with you." So sweet. My heart melted :p

Anyway, we listed down some islands like Bali, Phuket, Perhentian, Tioman but in the end, I chose Krabi Island. Thanks to my bestie, Jaymie, who suggested the place. She also suggested a good resort for us. We stayed at Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort. The place was amazing and the service was just wonderful. I'd give 5 stars out of 5 stars. We were in Krabi for four memorable days.

Some photos in Phi Phi Island, Krabi, Thailand.

Our village resort.

 Our private beach with a hammock.

During low tide, you can walk to the middle of the sea. 

We also went island hoping. It's too boring if you just stay at the village. We took a tour package to hop and snorkel at some islands in the area.

Loh Sama Bay

 We were stopped here and were asked to jump and swim to the ropes.
We had to climb the ropes to get to the other side.
It felt like an obstacle course.

 The view on the other side was worth it. 

This is Maya Bay. The movie "The Beach" was filmed here in 1999.

Back at the village, we enjoyed swimming in the sea and watching the beautiful sunset.

 Loving the colours of the sky.

 Silhouette palm trees

All trips have to end. We had to say goodbye to Krabi...

 On a long tail boat to the jetty...

 Goodbye Phi Phi Island

Goodbye Krabi. Until we meet again.

I love this place and I would like to recommend Krabi to you guys. I don't know when I'll return here. Maybe someday... InsyaaAllah...

Until then, be happy and smile always.

Friday, 12 June 2015

From a princess to a queen

My status has changed. From single to married. From a miss to a madam. From cik to puan. From a princess to a queen. I have to get use to that.

It has been almost two weeks since we tied the knot. It's an adjustment of a lifetime. You have to switch from thinking about yourself only to think about your spouse too. And then there's family matters to think about as well. Who's house do we go on the weekends? Your parents or mine? Where do we have dinner? At home or outside?

Currently, I am coping well with the changes. I love my husband, his friends and family. I suppose, when you're in love, you have to make it work. You see the bright side of everything. It's all sunshine and rainbows. My advise is, think positive! No matter how hard things seem to be, when you are optimistic, things just fall into place.

Or maybe, I am a natural royal and I have always meant to be a queen! *you know pose*

Upcoming post: Our honeymoon adventure. *wink*