Sunday, 29 July 2018


I'm storing this recipe right here because this chocolate brownies have received a nod of approval from The Hubby who is very particular with the taste of food.

I found this recipe online and the reason why it is being named "Quick Chocolate Brownies" is because the recipe doesn't require you to melt any chocolate chips / chocolate bars.

Less hassle and less mess as you only need one bowl to dump in all the ingredients.


1 cup melted butter
1 1/2 cups sugar (the original recipe requires 2 cups but I have reduced it to adjust its sweetness)
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
* Optional (to intensify the taste of chocolate): Mix 2 Tbsp warm water + 1 tsp coffee powder

1. Grease 9 x 13 inch pan
2. Pre-heat oven 170C
3. Whisk butter + sugar + cocoa powder until smooth
4. Add vanilla extract + eggs + sift in flour + baking powder + salt + coffee mixture
5. Pour into pan and bake for 25 - 30 minutes
6. Once done, let it cool before cutting into squares.

Saturday, 21 April 2018


As we are running a single-income household, we are very particular and careful in terms of our expenses.

Therefore, when a friend promoted us Rockstar Gym, we were hesitant initially, already running the numbers $$$ in our head. 😅

We reached out to Rockstar Gym at Tropicana City Mall in Petaling Jaya as they recently ran a 3-day FREE trial.


Located on the 2nd floor of the mall, it is a huge space consisting of several studios, gyms and 1 court (where they conduct tennis, futsal and basketball classes).

Our #1 loves the classes conducted as the coaches and assistant coaches were friendly. 

The entire staff team were friendly, I must say, and they were eager to assist as best as they can. 

The gym itself is kept clean as the cleaning crew is on stand-by throughout the business hours. They are quick to clean up any spills / crumbs / mess as their major clients are kids.

Most classes for kids aged 4 and above are scheduled in the afternoons when these kids return from pre-school or school where for kids aged below 4, classes are in the mornings / early afternoons.


It's also convenient to have a bathroom within the gym itself and it is clean. They do have a few cubicles of changing rooms (no shower) in the event the kids need to change their clothes, especially those taking taekwando.

A waiting lounge for parents is also available where they have tables and chairs as well as stools.

As for the Muslims who wish to perform their prayers, a surau is also located nearby but not within the gym itself.

We managed to lock down the rates below for 3 months and enjoy the promotional price offered by Rockstar.

>> Fee is paid for 3 months, get 1 MONTH FREE
(RM268 x 2) + RM100 + RM98
= RM734

Thereafter, the monthly fee is RM 268.

RM100 (Registration Fee)
RM98 (Processing Fee)

For Maybank account holders, you may set-up an auto-debit whereby the RM100 Registration Fee is waived

You may click below to view further details on the Maybank promotion:

We would normally park our car at Basement 2 (B2) and take the lift from there which will bring us straight to the second floor. The basement parking also has parking spots for LADIES ONLY which is convenient especially if you're alone with your kid(s). TouchNGo is also available, however, you will need to carefully check the signage for TouchNGo when you enter OR exit the parking.

Apart from Tropicana City Mall, they do have other outlets - 
1. Setia Walk Mall, Puchong
2. The Mines, Serdang (they offer swimming classes)
3. Kiara163, Mont Kiara (opening in November 2018 and will offer swimming classes too)

Rockstar Gym, Tropicana City Mall, Lot 38 – Lot 40, Level 2, Jalan SS 20/27, Seksyen 20, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.




Saturday, 25 November 2017


It was the last day of school yesterday.

At 1pm when the girls and I prepared pizza for lunch, their friends came over, rode their bicycles and waited for my girls to come out and play.

You see, their friends don't really get to play much as they're busy with school, homework and attending extra-curriculum activities.

So whenever the girls come over to play, I'd let my girls play with them.

Even though they're older than my girls, they really play well together and watch out for each other.

As they played from 1pm - 4.30pm, my 2-year old let herself back into the house to have lunch, I've also had to bathe her (again!) as the girls decided to play water gun by the pool.

Somehow, my 2-year old literally got herself drenched from top to toe.

I've also had to breastfeed the baby to sleep and PRAY that the girls would be OK playing outside by themselves.

The highlight of it all was when my 6-year old packed their artwork stuff and brought it back home.

Her drawing below, is the first ever drawing of a person (non-stick figure) and she expressed it quite well.

I immediately took out my phone to capture it before this paper becomes a victim to our baby who constantly munches on stuff or our 2-year old who always seems to find pleasure in scrunching up paper. 😂

I told my daughter that her drawing was good (because I couldn't draw like her when I was her age) and she was so excited that she told her friends. 

She draws without fail every single day, creates artwork every single day, makes stuff every single day and we're glad that we found a bunch of good books from the Big Bad Wolf Sale last year on artwork / drawings / creative stuff that she's able to refer to.

We're excited to see more of her work and seeing the development in the near future.

Ballerina - 24 Nov 2017