mrsdjones the blog: 2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 9,800 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 16 years to get that many views.

More interesting fact:

2012 attractions

Maybe I should post more recipes here. Maybe recipes from my mom and grandmas too because most of them is a reflection of my heritage; the Bangkahulu & Minangkabau background from Sumatera. It is somewhat similar to Padang food. Some of them are quite unique and you can definitely put them under the delicacy category. I have always wanted to compile the old recipes into a hardcopy for my girls future reference. Maybe I should just do it  online for now. 🙂

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Lagu tiga kupang by Zara ;)

I promise a special and unedited version of Lagu Tiga Kupang by Zara. Enjoy! hehe~~

The lyrics:

“Lagu tiga kupang
Saku penuh padi
Enam ekor burung (Zara display six with her short fingers)
Masuk dalam kuali
Bila sudah masak
Burung nyanyi saja
Tentu sedap makan
Beri pada raja (pointing to ayah.. for some reason :p)
Raja dalam rumah
Buat kira-kira
Suri dalam dapur
Makan roti gula
Heyyyy! (Excited when we start to tickle her)
Dayang tepi kolam
Mahu jemur tepung
Datang burung hitam (Hiding her face to avoid to be “patuk” on the nose on the following line haha)
Patuk batang hidung… hidung… hidung… hidung”

Are you “Red” enough?

Personally, red is one of my favorite color. I feel that it brings me good energy, give me the heat and motivate me to do better. Besides gold and yellow, red is my favorite color of all time.

If you talk about red in cultural context, the Chinese believe that Red symbolizes fire, which in turn associated the color with good fortune and joy! That is why the color red is a must color to wear during Chinese New Year and you can even find a lot of reds in their wedding!

In conjunction with Chinese New year, Kenny Rogers is having a Roasters Eating Day (RED) promotion on 12th of January only! Wear RED and get two Kenny Rogers Quarter Meals for the price of one! You can wear a RED lipstick, cap, t-shirts, skirts, you name it and if they can see the RED, the second quarter meal is FOC!

Checkout the flyer I got from email:



Enjoy your yummilicous roasted chicken at Kenny Rogers Roasters on 12th of January (that is two days from now!) and happy preparing for Chinese New Year and ehemm.. another long holiday. Hooray! 😉

Come and join Baby & Me Shopping Style Contest

Dear All,

Baby & Me is currently having a contest called Baby & Me Shopping Style Contest.

Baby & Me

They have a lot of attractive prizes to be won especially for all ladies out there. Winners will get not only one or two prized, but four or five at the same time! Besides that, Baby & Me is giving away six consolation prizes to be won so hurry! Contest end 31 Januari, 2011@ 11.59pm.

The prize list:

Hadiah – Hadiah

1 x Tempat Pertama (Hadiah-hadiah bernilai RM248)
1 x Weego Bottles bernilai RM69 dari Baby Ibu Shoppe
1 x Domain bernilai USD10 dari Hafiy.com
1 x Voucher bernilai RM50 dari 3f (Sewfabby)
1 x Voucher bernilai RM50 dari Gewecun’s Closet
1 x Aksesori Wanita bernilai RM49 dari Baby & Me

1 x Tempat Kedua (Hadiah-hadiah bernilai RM188)
1 x Victoria’s Secret Body Mist in Amber Romance bernilai RM50 dari Redjambu.com
1 x Voucher bernilai RM30 dari 3f (Sewfabby)
1 x Voucher bernilai RM30 dari Gewecun’s Closet
1 x Aksesori Wanita bernilai RM49 dari Baby & Me
1 x Inner T-shirt bernilai RM29 dari Sumijelly.com

1 x Tempat Ketiga (Hadiah-hadiah bernilai RM95)
1 x Aksesori Wanita bernilai RM36 dari Baby & Me
1 x Inner T-shirt bernilai RM29 dari Sumijelly.com
1 x Voucher bernilai RM20 dari 3f (Sewfabby)
1 x Voucher bernilai RM10 dari Gewecun’s Closet

6 x Hadiah Saguhati
1 x Voucher bernilai RM10 dari 3f (Sewfabby)
Here’s the list of sponsors for the prizes:
 

Baby & Me Shopping Style Contest
dianjurkan oleh

What are you waiting for? Keep on posting and spreading the news!
p/s: Yes, redjambu is one of the sponsor for this contest. Hurry ladies, you could win a Victoria’s Secret body mist for free! 😀

Padang besar trip

Happy Saturday everyone! I am now writing from Kangar and so happy that I decided to went back and spent my time at hubby’s kampung. So peaceful and thereupetic 😉

Normally hubby will reject any request for shopping whenever we are in kangar but today is a different case. Maybe it is the joyous mood coz my BIL is going to have a wedding celebration next week and we can help MIL to shop for some wedding stuff too.

The plan is to head to Padang besar early morning but as usual the plan got delayed. After two servings of nasi lemak and chicken sambal, we begin our journey at around 11am. Lucky for us it is not too crowded when we arrived there and there’s ample parking for us to choose.

We had a yummilicious pulut ayam or as you can see from the pic below, it is basically a servings of sticky rice, fried chicken with some spices as well as fried shallots. It came with a thick sweet an spicy sauce which complement the dish very well.

We had a fruitful shopping, a quick one since we already have a shopping list with us. Clothes for zara as she has grown so tall now, clothes for yours truly who is expanding every minute as well as some food and souvenir for the wedding next week. I guess next week I will be posting about the wedding!

Before I go, let me leave you with this scenery of ladang tebu/sugarcane plantation of Robert kwok d sugar millionaire. Enjoy your weekend!