Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Grey Day!

The day before Yesterday and Today are grey days to me..

The King of Pop is dead.., the world mourn with him.
Someone fall from the building and dead.. my heart mourn with him.. a young French 24 years.. so sad.
Someone got retrenched.....

Life is just too short. Anything can happened without you knowing it's coming.
Enjoy your life to the fullest. Enjoy every moment with your love ones, family. Time just passes too fast.

This will be the end of the chapter of the grey day.. Tomorrow will be a new chapter.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Gardening - My flowers...

It's nice to see flowers bloom in the garden.. but I had failed a few times in planting flowers as there are not much sun light around the plants/ flowers that I had grown. How sad!

Yesterday, I brought few pots of flowers - one Africian Dasiy, one rose and one African Violets
I hope this time the flowers will bloom beautifully.

And I found some infomation on Garden about the flowers.

Africian Dasiy
(Arctotis stoechadifolia)

Several different plants form the rich flora of southern Africa are commonly known as African daisies. A. stoechadifolia's distinguishing feature is it's blue center. The leaves are gray-green and the 3 inch flowers sit atop long stalks.

The plant is actually a tender perennial that is grown as an annual. Start indoors in a temperature of 60-70 degrees 8 to 10 weeds prior to the last frost date, or sow directly once the weather has warmed up. Seeds will germinate in 10 days. Plants should be spaced 8-12 inches apart. Provide good drainage and do not overwater. Keep the plant deadheaded to encourage new blooms. Performs best in a climate with low humidity. Full sun is required.

Type annual
Propagation seeds
Light full sun
Flower Color various
Bloom Time early summer until frost
Height 2-3 Feet
Width 8-12 inches
Soil Requirements neutral
pH, well drained, average moisture, rich

African Violets are relatively easy to grow. As one of the more popular indoor houseplants, African Violets are long lasting. Their sometimes shy blooms are also long lasting, often lasting for several weeks.

The plants like lots of sunshine. Place them in a sunny window, but avoid hot rays coming in during summer months. Provide artificial lighting if little sunshine is available.
Soil and Fertilizers: Most garden stores carry a soil mix and fertilizer specifically for African Violets. Use a planter with openings at the bottom to allow good drainage should you overwater them. The fertilizers are higher in Phosphorous to help promote blooming.

Tip: If you are having problems blooming, check the fertilizer you are using. Avoid high Nitrogen formulas.

Watering: Always water them from the bottom up, and never let the leaves get wet. Water the plants every three days, if they need it. They like their water warm, not cold. If watering from the top, be careful not to get water on the leaves as they will spot.

Temperatures: Ideal temperatures for African Violets are 75 degree days and 60- 70 degree nights.

Roses - The Meaning of Each Color
Roses come in a wide range of colors. Each different color has a different meaning.It sends a silent, yet extremely important message from the sender to receiver.

Make sure you are sending the right message when you select roses for someone, else he or she will get the wrong message!

Red - Love, beauty, courage and respect
White - Purity and innocence, silence or secrecy, also reverence and humility
Pink - Appreciation,"Thank you", grace, perfect happiness, and admiration
Dark Pink - Appreciation, gratitude
Light Pink - admiration, sympathy
Yellow - Joy, gladness, friendship, delight, the promise of a new beginning
Orange - Desire, and enthusiasm
Red and White - Given together, these signify unity.

Red Rosebud
A symbol of purity and loveliness

White Rosebud
Symbolic of girlhood

Thornless Rose
Signifies "Love at first sight"

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Soft and Moist Banana Cake Recipe

Found this receipe from one of the webiste... looking good and I'm trying it out this Sunday... Let see what the cake turn out to be! :)

This recipe yield 6 small cuppies and a loaf. I use Pyrex loaf baking ware (dimension: 8.5 x 4.5 x 2.5 inches) , only lightly greased by using the "butter paper". Note: only fill to 3/4 full. the left over batter, I use some paper cups to make cute little cupcakes for chidren. You can use other type of baking tin.

250g salted butter
1 1/2 cups castor sugar
4 eggs 1 tsp vanilla essence
4 tbsp milk
1 1/2 cups mashed banana (4 large bananas)
2 cups plain flour (sift together with 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda and 1 tsp baking powder) Some Walnuts to sprinkle on top

Cream butter and sugar in a mixing bowl.
Add in eggs, vanilla essence and milk and mix well.
Add mashed banana into the mixture and mix well.
Finally add in sifted flour and mix well.
Pour into a loaf pan (I use Pyrex baking loaf pan).
Bake in preheated oven at 160 deg C for 1 hour or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.
If the top layer turns brown after 15 minutes, cover it with a piece of aluminium foil. Cool cakes in the pan then remove.

Use a sharp knife to slice and serve.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Time to catch up!

It's been great! Tonight, finally had the chance to catch up with one one my old friends from high school.

It's always great to see old friend and get to know what happening with them and so on..

Everyone has been busy with work and it really hard to find time that matches all. Especially for those who had family and children and so on, like me.

We had a wonderful dinner and bottle of red wine. Talk about everything from work to whatever we can find topic to say.

I hope to do so often, at least few months to catch up with friends.

It's a pity that I didn't bring my camera tonight.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

My little one are growing up fast!

It's late afternoon. On my way back, I saw a mother carrying a little baby on her shoulder. Suddenly the thought of my little one came into my mind. The little body holding on to my shoulder, that moment seems and felt like yesterday.

They are growing so fast that some time we just miss out the moment of their growing. Time really flies.

Monday, July 9, 2007

Brian Cancer - the poor little ones

Tonight, I saw a documentary. It's about Brian Cancer that children as early as the age of 4, 6, 12 age group had conducted, undergoing medication to control the cancer from spreading.

As the standard of living increases, the amount of time spend on work are taking a huge part. Maybe it time to take a step back and spare some time with your family, love ones.

I cannot image the amount of pain that these cancer children had gone through. My heart just ache and I felt so upset with the thought of it.

As the show say: "these cancer children are living on borrow time.."
One of the children quoted: " Life is more valuable, precious and not takes life for grant and can live today is a blessing...”

Are we taking thing in life for granted? Think again!

I just think of my little one at these very moment..


Common types of childhood

Leukaemia is the cancer of the blood-forming cells. These abnormal, immature white blood cells start to grow abundantly and invade other tissues and organs. They also crowd out and slow the production of normal blood cells (white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets) in the bone marrow. The most common form of Leukaemia among young children is Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia.

Brain tumour

It is the most common type of solid tumours in children. It forms when cells in the brain or nervous system start growing abnormally and clump together to form a tumour which then disrupts the normal brain functions.


It is the cancer of the lymph glands which starts in the lymphoid tissue found all over the body. Lymphoma causes swelling of lymph nodes in the neck, armpit and groin. There are two broad varieties of lymphoma: Hodgkin's disease and Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, the latter being more common in children.

Other types of childhood cancer

Osteosarcoma - cancer of the boneNeuroblastoma - cancer of the sympathetic nervous system.Wilms' Tumour- cancer of the kidney

More information

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Open at last!

I have been working on the project of mine for months.

What's it?
Setting up my own "store" online selling children and baby cloth, shoe and other more stuff.
As I love to buy children cloth and any item related for children, since I'm a mother of two. So why not I sell it myself. So here I am.

I hope that business will pick up and I'm still sourcing for more product. Wish me luck!

View my store here.