Tuesday, December 13, 2016

i'm not your average baby girl

Good morning lovelies! 

How's the week going so far? Mine's going great and I'm having my sembreak right now!

So, I've decided to share one of my outfit from my trip to Hong Kong and Macau last month. 
Since the weather there is quite windy, so I've finally get to layer up my clothes, and it's perfectly to wear bomber jacket, turtle necks and thigh high socks! 


Top // Uniqlo 
Bottom // Cotton On
Jacket // onlineshop
Socks // HM 
Boots // HM
Head band // HK Disneyland

Thursday, September 15, 2016

A・Toast Breakfast & Juice Bar, Jalan Pudu, Kuala Lumpur


A・Toast Breakfast & Juice Bar is provides easy grab and go sandwich and juice, while you're on your way to work or even college. They open from as early as 0600 in the morning on weekdays, and 0900 in the morning for on weekends. 

The alphabet " A " actually means A class, which means quality toast. 

This breakfast shop has tiny space yet cozy enough to prepare you a delicious meal. If you're driving, you can park your car behind the street. I would like to recommend you to sit inside instead of outside, or either doggy bag it.

Having trouble eating your sandwiches? * smirk * 
No worries! As they're thoughtful enough, they will provide disposable gloves for you so that you can enjoy your sandwich without making your hands dirty! 


So, here's what my friends and I had ordered: 


Signature Black Sesame Toast Sandwich ( Deluxe ) // RM 9.30
Regular - Sunny Side Up
Deluxe - Sunny Side Up + Chicken Ham


Signature Wholemeal Toast Sandwich ( Deluxe ) // RM 9.30
Regular - Cheesy Hashbrown 
Deluxe - Cheesy Hashbrown + Sun Shine Egg


Lemon Grilled Chicken Sandwich // RM 8.90
classic white toast with homemade lemon sauce


Cheesy Grilled Chicken Open Sandwich // RM 12.90
black sesame toast, green fancy salad and grilled chicken breast topped off with cheese sauce


Classic French Toast // RM 7.90
two piece of french toast, topped with honey and mixed fruits of the day


Neutral Pure Juice 
( Apple + Celery Carrot ) // RM 8.90


Sweet Pure Juice 
( Dragonfruit + Grape + Apple ) // RM 8.90


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Overall, A・Toast is a good place for nice comfort yet affordable sandwich, and freshly squeeze juice, besides than taking in your normal caffeinated beverages. If you're in a hurry, you can choose to take away as there is a kiosk counter at the side of the shop. Of course, if you have time to spare, dine in is the best. 




A・Toast Breakfast & Juice Bar
291, Jalan Pudu, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 F  /atoast.my
 I  @atoast.my
⌚︎ 0600am - 0300pm ( Monday - Friday ) 
     0900am - 0300pm ( Saturday - Sunday ) 

Monday, September 5, 2016

050916 | MOTIVATION MONDAY


First of all, I would like to tell you girls / boys,
always be honest to your another one, don't ever try to cheat on them, it will be a shit ass painful to see it happen when you see the one that who care most about you, feeling hurt, disappointed, heart broken..

The value of honesty cannot be overstated. Every time someone lies, the alarm bells aren't going to stop and that person's nose isn't going to grow larger, but something definitely will happen. Tell everything like everything is, rather than sugar coating everything.

If someday, they chose not to trust you with 100% trust, do not blame them.
They did nothing wrong to deserve the blame. You can only blame yourself for being stupid.
You won't know how much you love him / her, until they leave.

Do not let this happen in your life, once it happened, the scar on their heart will never disappear, no matter how hard you try to fix it, or patch it.
Appreciate what you have before it's gone.

What comes around goes back around, remember.
Treat them how you wanted to be treated.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Nectarine Blueberry Galette | mandybakes

Finally, this recipe is up!

If you're looking for something to make, this Nectarine Blueberry Galette might be just the thing for you! I've made them the day before I go for my trip to Singapore with my friends, Karmen and Rachel.

I love galettes because the rustic tart-like / pie-like crust, is filled with any type of fresh fruits that you want, and the fact that galette doesn't has to look "perfect"!



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Nectarine Blueberry Galette
Type : Dessert, On The Go, Breakfast 
Prep-time : 1 hour 15minutes 
Bake time : 30minutes 


Ingredients
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar + 1 tbsp sugar ( divided )
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup unsalted butter ( chilled )
1/4 to 1/2 cup ice water
1 tbsp cornstarch
4 medium nectarines ( pitted and cut into slices )
1 pint basket blueberries
1 egg

Instructions
1. Combine flour, 1 tbsp sugar, salt in a food processor, pulse to combine. OR you can whisk it with a forks to get it all corporate.
2. Add butter. Pulse the mixture until a sandy like texture. OR massage the butter with the dry ingredients with your bare hands.
3. Add 1/4 cup ice water. Test dough to see if it holds together. Add more ice water, 1 tbsp at a time, if it's not holding together. Dough should not be sticky or feel wet.
4. Roll the dough flat around 1/4" thick and wrap it in a plastic wrap and place it in the fridge to chill for 1 hour.
5. Preheat the oven to 375F / 190C.
7. While the dough is chilling, mix the fruits, cornstarch, and 1/4 cup sugar together in a medium bowl. Let the fruits rest for 30minutes.
8. Remove the dough from the fridge, and place the dough on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Spoon the fruits into the center and fold in sides.
9. Whisk 1 egg in a small bowl, brush onto the crust.
10. Sparkle the crust with some sugar.
11. Bake for 30minutes or until the crust is golden brown.
12. After taking out from the oven, let it chill and is ready to be served!



** To print this recipe, feel free to email me to get it!

Did you made this galette with this recipe?
Feel free to let me know how it turned out for you, leave a comment below or either share a picture of your creations on Instagram with the hashtag #recbymandy !

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Ways To Make Most Of Your Morning

I'm here today to share my secret to a happy and productive morning - something that we can't wait to try out next time when our alarm rings out loud and clear!

Do not underestimate how important is it to start your day great! It can be for your attitude, productivity and overall health including mentally and physically. I'd love to see how you start of your day too, share your picture with the hashtag #morningwithmandy c; 

1. WAKE UP IN A GOOD MOOD

Morning is a fresh start full of opportunity and hopes. Kiss those morning blues goodbye! Do not dread on those upcoming assignments or classes. Instead, think positive thoughts. Example, think about what you're grateful for this morning. It's all about the mind, all about the attitude. Although, you may not able to control what's gonna happen during the day, but you do can control your emotions and make rational responds with a positive thinking. 
Besides that, you can start off your day with a good healthy exercise for example have a bike riding morning with your love ones, or even with your best friends! It can boost up your mood and even keep you fit and healthy * burn the calories so that you can enjoy more food * ;)  

2. EAT A HEALTHY BREAKFAST




Some people thinks that breakfast is not important. But to me, breakfast is one of the most important meal of the day, I do eat like a king for breakfast. I know i shouldn't skip breakfast, you know you shouldn't too, so be sure to take a few extra minutes to enjoy a smoothie or even a quick yoghurt parfaits with fruits.

3. HAVE FUN

* current favourite song * ;) 
Don't be so serious in the morning. You can dance to your favourite song, play with your pets, or even have a little pillow fight with your love ones. This kind of playfulness with stick with you throughout the day, do not afraid to go wild and have fun! 

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Silver Linings;

Top // Flea Market 
Jeans // Treats 
Heels // ASOS

Monday, July 18, 2016

180716 | MOTIVATION MONDAY


If you're looking for a little pick me up in the morning, and your usual cafe latte just isn't getting it done, then perhaps few words of inspiration will help you get things going on the right track.

every day is a fresh start, every day is a new chance.
we all get to do something that we've missed out yesterday, we all learn from our mistakes.
every day there's a chance for us to do something right.
every day there's a miracle going to happen if you believe.

Monday, July 11, 2016

110716 | MOTIVATION MONDAY


We all should learn from our fails, but when we chose to doubt, we will never know what could've happened. 

I always doubt myself, not being confident enough. 
Life is tough, we can't make ourselves to perfect every time just to please someone else. 
They all made us doubt, but we should be strong enough to able to handle criticise, no matter you did something right or wrong, just listen to them, learn something from it, come back as a stronger you. 

Work hard in silence, someday your hard work will pay off. 

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Monochrome;

Top // H&M
Shorts // Taobao
Shoes // Adidas Superstar
Bag // KanKen
Eyewear // flea market

Day 2 outfit in Singapore! 

Monday, July 4, 2016

040716 | MOTIVATION MONDAY


Human makes mistakes. 
We should not judge them by seeing them making mistakes in life. 

Sometimes, after gossiping about someone's flaws, I feel bad. 
Because after some time, I realised that I'll be doing the same thing that he/she did, making mistakes and doing things that I've said I wouldn't do. 

i'm sorry if i've ever gossip bout' you

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

MANDY'S DAISY #2

20 June 2016, Monday

BRUNCH @ NEW CHAPTER BY THE OWLS CAFE
with Rachel, Suet Yean and Jason

















Oaky Gardener // RM 18.00
















Chocolate // RM 12.00

















Trio Shrooms // RM 26.00




COOKED THAI COCONUT SHRIMP CURRY

ps. i know i'm weird that i like to eat it with oatmeal :x

Recipe will be up soon xoxo! 



21 June 2016, Tuesday

BAKED NECTARINE BLUEBERRY GALETTES 


Recipe will be up soon too! 


22 June 2016 - 23 June 2016, Wednesday & Thursday 

SINGAPORE TRIP
with Rachel, Karmen, Karmen's mom & brother


VISITED THE ART SCIENCE MUSEUM at MARINA BAY SANDS 
for exhibitions 


- Future World : Where Art Meets Science



- Van Cleef & Arpels 




- Big Bang Data 



Here's a short vlog of my first day in Singapore ;) 




24 June 2016, Friday 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY RACHEL ! 
- celebrated her birthday with Owlsome Family in The Owls Cafe 
- surprised her with David waffle, hot chocolate with special rose coffee art, carved rose strawberry 



All my wishes to you, Rachel, has already been said through snapchat video.
I'm glad to have you as a wonderful best friend in college, you're really a wonderful person to talk to. I know I 24/7 annoy you, thank you for enduring my annoys to you HAHA
I love you okay, I'll be here there for you always xx

Monday, June 27, 2016

270616 | MOTIVATION MONDAY


My parents always tell me that comparison is the thief of all happiness. 
The hours that we spend measuring our own life against that of others is the time that would be better spent being grateful for what we have. Of course, in this era of social media, when we can observe people's perfect life, having the dream vacation with a quick scroll through our Instagram feed. 
Yes, I, myself sometimes will keep questioning myself why my life is not like theirs, I want to be happy too, it's tough not to weight our lives against theirs. But, when I think deeper, I should be grateful to have such wonderful family, boyfriend, and friends, that are always there for me; compared to some people which might don't have what I have.  

Friday, June 24, 2016

Just Wanna Be Cool;





Top // Online
Bottom // Taobao
Necklace // Lovisa 
Bag // Kanken
Shoes // Adidas Superstar
Socks // Korea


White on White outfit for Day 1 in Singapore!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

MANDY'S DAISY #1

15 June 2016

DYED MY HAIR BLUE
    @ Number76, Starhill

snapchat // choccupcake



I've always wanted to try blue hair, finally yes!

 16 June 2016

SEMBREAK STARTS

HI KARMEN HI RACHEL


Dim Sum with Rachel and Karmen at Tim Ho Wan, The Gardens. 
Super in love with the pork buns! * screaming internally * 

VISIT MY SKINNY ASS :3 


he said he missed me, and i miss you too. 

 18 June 2016

INDONESIA'S PESTLE & MORTAR



I've discovered this Indonesia's pestle and mortar recently from the kakak that works for The Owls Cafe. For your information to those who don't know, I'm actually working as a part-time at there. 
I were so amazed by this as this is my first time seeing this kind of pestle and mortar. She told me that this came in different sizes, with the biggest size you can make rojak with it *.*
As for the chilli in the above photo, she's actually using it to dip with mangoes, very interesting combination, as you can taste the sweetness of the mango and a big ass kick from the chilli. 

MELODY CAME BACK TO VISIT



So happy that she's back to visit! 
It's such an honour to be able to draw this cute little portrait of you for you with your favourite green tea tart ^_^ 

HI MELODY! 

CELEBRATED QIAN TONG'S ADVANCE BIRTHDAY


video
snapchat // choccupcake

Sorry for the birthday celebration which was planned in such a sudden, and the waffle was paid by you yourself haha. But hope you like it!
I'm going to wish you Happy Birthday in advance here, and all the best in everything! You're really a good friend to talk to hehe ^_^

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