Detox Drinks

Last night i manage to make myself detox drinks, consist of:

1. Lemon
2. Lime
3. Cucumber

 Easy peasy rite? Slice all, and put in a jar, add in water and refrigerate one night.
I drink one glass early in the morning, and take the rest to the office. The taste is so refreshing.

Will update more on this. Lets try first.

My journey on Cloth diapering :)

It’s quite tough (when it comes to money) to raise a child nowdays. From their diaper, nusery to formula milk it can cost almost RM1K per month. yea no joke.

I am a working mom, and i am blessed to have my mom to willingly take care my little Surindi. She’s too fragile to be sent to nursery. And ya, reading all those horror experience from other mom on sending their baby to nursery, it making me so afraid to let non-family to take care of her.
So ya, talking about cloth diaper, i decided to use cloth diaper for little Surindi. For starting, i bought 6 sets from http://www.lovelyworld.com.my/ which costs me RM440. And adding 3 pcs overnight inserts which costs RM90. So total for her first set is RM530. 
Ya it quite expensive to start cloth diapering. But for long term? RM530 for 24 months is about RM22 per month. The disposable diaper is RM40/pack for 60pcs. 1 month will need about 2 packs which cost RM80.
There it goes. RM80 x 24 is RM1920. Which i can save RM1390 or at least around RM800 to consider the water and detergent used to wash. 
This  is my first experience, so i can’t describe much hehe.. but yea, i’ll update on it from time to time.

The sweet valentine

I am soooo lazy to do any post now..even with so many free time i had recently.

I am now officially a mother of a beautiful baby girl EmmaJane Surindi! Ha ha..wow so much to share but i’ll post slowly ya. haha.

Love of my life

Plan for the meal again :)

Today is Friday and it’s mean that my grocery stock have to be topped up tomorrow. I haven’t do any meal plan for next week yet, i really have no idea. 

Hubby is coming home by Monday (yeyyyy!) so meal planning have to include him as well. I am not so keen eating outside, since i can cook better (yameh :p) meal myself. Thinking of some authentic Sabah food for the whole next week, and i need to do some healthy juice for hubby, so that he can do it himself later on.
Okey listing down my grocery shopping now! πŸ˜€

Lemon-Grilled Chicken Breasts Recipe

Sunday ah, time to lazying at home and do all house chores.. usually i’m not in the mood going out on Sunday, except if i missed the Saturday Sunset Mass then i’ll go out on Sunday just for church.

And today after doing all the house chores, with my ‘ah-poh’ hair and so lazy to get dressed, i decided to make my lunch at home instead of going out. So here’s my lunch for today tadaaa! πŸ˜€

Ingredients:
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons extravirgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
7 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves $
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Preparation:
1. Prepare grill to medium-high heat.

2. Combine first 4 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag; seal. Marinate in refrigerator 30 minutes, turning occasionally. Remove chicken from bag; discard marinade. Sprinkle chicken evenly with salt and pepper.

3. Place chicken on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 6 minutes on each side or until done.

There you go..Easy! πŸ™‚

Budgeting is one hard thing to implement πŸ™‚

Me and my husband decided to really work with our budget since we are expecting our baby by end of september, and there must be lots of things needed to be spend on baby.

We are actually planning to change the car, but think about it again, it will be another never ending debt. We decided to hang on with our car, and pray that she won’t give us another heartache for being 8 years old car :).

There so much to budget..our baby, our new house, our car,husband moving back to Sabah for good..etc. So maybe do it one at a time. And one best practice is, to pay all the debt first..car loan, housing loan, education loan, and all the loans you have. Then only you will live happily ever after πŸ˜€ .

My Budget Menu Plan for 1 week

So i went to WongKok Wet Market ( it’s now located at Cybercity ya) yesterday and bought myself a whole bunch of veggies, fruits, chicken and fish hehe.. I haven’t really plan my menu yet, but since i already bought them, so i have to plan my 1 week menu based on the items.

So here is my list:

1. Pakis ( Pucuk paku) – RM2
2. Carrot – RM2
3. Tomato – RM3
4. Chicken Thigh – RM4.50
5. Ikan kembung (7)- RM 7
6. Watermelon – RM7  *Current price RM2/kg*
7. Papaya – Rm1.8 *Current Pricce RM1.8/kg*
8. Fresh Chilli – RM1 *Current price RM2.5/kg*
9. Onion, Garlic, Daun limau Purut – RM 2
10. Lime – RM2
11. Bread – RM3

Total : RM 35.30 

So that’s basically gonna be my menu this week hehe.

Now, how should i ‘compose’ my menu :D… Yesterday’s lunch i already cook the pucuk paku and ikan kembung. The menu was  ‘ Pucuk Paku masak pedas’ and ‘Ikan kembung goreng’. Delicious lunch i must say hahaha…

The pucuk paku can be eaten for 2 times, so right after i cook, i put half into container, let it coll for a while and keep it in the freezer. And i happily finish out the 1 ikan kembung goreng :D.

For tomorrow’s lunch box to office, i’m gonna cook ‘Ayam paprik’. The ingredients are simple :  Chicken, carrot, long bean ( i still have it since last week ), chilli, tomato&chilli; sauce, garlic.

I’ll post the recipe later :D.

Till then, happy Sunday!

Change β€˜Edit Top 200 Rows” on SQL 2008

Working with live data and ‘concerned’ clients, i always have to recheck and modify data from database using SQL 2008. 

The default value for editing table only 200 rows, and the rest i have to do it using script. A bit tedious because i cannot actually read the data and edit it. 
But here is the solution yey πŸ˜€
Tools >Options >SQL Server Object Explorer, Expand this tree β€˜Commands’

I change the ‘200’ to 0 , and i will get all data πŸ™‚

Hope this will help πŸ™‚

This pregnancy and my skin become all dry..

When some people says during pregnancy you’ll glow and the skin will be softer, plumper and beautiful. Well not everything is a myth, but it’s all depend on the person. For me my skin become dry and i sometimes feel like an alligator πŸ™

Now in my 15 weeks, my baby bump become obvious. I am now having problem putting lotion on my leg..It’s quite hard to bend haha..i have to sit down and take my leg up so i can put the lotion on. 
How do i prevent or at least minimize the dry skin? Based on some reading i found out that:
1.  Warm but not hot.
Having frequent hot shower / bath will take away the moist on the skin. So avoid it. Try to just lukewarm water. Our skin is not like a sponge (the more it on water the more it absorb), no. Hot water will strip your skin from its natural oil barrier.
2. Avoid alcohol contained cleanser.
Alcohol can make your skin dryer. If can wash with soapless cleanser.
3. Cover up
Never never go out without sunblock. Me myself i use at least SPF30.  Use any sunscreen product suits you.
Well there you go, 3 tips but at least some idea rite πŸ™‚
   

No juicing during pregnancy?

Yes of course you can!

 During my first trimester i have a very very i mean very bad all day sickness. I lost 5kgs just in 3 months. I would be so happy loosing weight if i’m not pregnant πŸ˜€ .

I really need to get all the nutrient i can get for my baby, but i can’t barely eat anything. So i decided to drink lot and lots of juice to gain nutrient. Of course with meal too. During pregnancy you cannot do juice diet! No no and no. Detoxing by juice diet will harm your baby, since you will flush the toxin through your bloodstream and end up you pump it to your baby. So again NO, drink juice but eat your meal.

Here is one juice that i really love.

Ingredients:
1. Cucumber
2. Carrot
3. Celery

Blend it all together and drink immediately. It’s yummy!