Friday, May 27, 2011

My very first part time job

Having a part time job is actually the last thing I'd do in my list during my sem break but here I am, having a job now, my first ever job. How random *smirks* I was sort of surprised when my parents are really supportive this time, Mum never approved me in getting any job. Mum actually asked me to get a job on the day I reached home. Not putting any high hopes, I called up my current boss on Monday to ask about the job and I got it right away, met my lady boss that night as well and I started working the very next day. Looking at the long hours that I am required to work, I was kinda reluctant at first but instead of lazing around at home doing nothing, I told myself there's no harm giving it a try. I'm a big girl now *pat self*

So you must be wondering what am I working as? I'd say nothing illegal HAHA

#1. The company I'm working for; their official website here, and FB page, here.  
Their main HQ is in Wangsa Maju, Setapak and they have over 20 branches in West Msia but I've never encounter them before in KL! Opening soon in Miri and Kuching as well :O
#2. Any idea yet? 

#3. The menu (:

#4. Self explanatory 

#5. The fridge that keeps most of the fruit sherbets 
#6. Flavours; Red plum, Honeydew, Apricot, Dragon Fruit, Lime (Clockwise)

#7. Durian, Strawberry, Yam, Passion Fruit, Soursop, Chocolate (Clockwise)

#8. Red bean (L), Watermelon (R), and Mango.

#9. Haaa yes, that's me! I looked even rounder with the cap on T___T

#10. This is what I'm up to when there's no customers, few more chapters to go.

#11. Wee just got myself a twin! Matching colour bottle =.=''

#12. My striking apple green uniform, thank goodness it's not a must to wear it everyday.

#13. Teehee shop assistant/retailer in action! (;
I seriously have no idea what kind of job is my job called as cause I pretty much do everything. I'm currently on fulltime basis, where I work everyday *cries* 9 hours during weekdays, 12 hours during weekends! By the time I'm home, I'll be like a dead pile of poop, exhausted and sleepy already. Besides that, everything is so far so good, no cranky customers too. All I need to do is to wait for customers to come, so readers you know what to do! Come over and buy fruit sherbets from me(!!), but sorry ah no discount :P

Pros: I get to earn my own bucks, INDEPENDENTLY! *will be looking forward to the last day of every month now* and the first thing I'll do with my salary is to treat my family a meal :DDD
Cons: No more quality time with the family, sucks big time. Withdrawal from the cyber world.

#14. And oh, this place is still hiring. So just ring up the number if you're interested :D 
So bear with me cause I guess I'll be on a hiatus for a period of time, unless I have interesting stuff to blog about, which I think it would be unlikely to happen.

Goodnight, another 12 hours to go tomorrow! *crashes on bed*


Thursday, May 26, 2011

In case you're unaware,

I've struck out another item on my wishlist; yes my very first part time job! For the entire 19 years of my life, I've never work before, not sure if that's something to be proud of. So that pretty much explains me missing in action in the cyber world lately, especially twitter. I bet no one would even realised that I've been missing pfft

It's only been 3 days but I'm feeling tired already. Promise to blog about my work soon. 


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Restoran Yang Mooi

... which is famous for its beef noodles, beef balls and pork balls (Y) This is definitely an outdated post, where I had my lunch here during my clinical placement in Ampang last month.

This shop is located just beside Restoran Kin Kin that sells chili pan mee and opposite Pandan Jaya Police Station.

For my first visit, I ordered beef noodles soup with beef and additional beef balls, this bowl of noodles cost me RM6.50 which I think it's pretty worth it cause they were quite generous with the amount of beef and the four pieces of beef balls. The soup was a tad oily and salty as well, overloaded MSG I suppose. The beef was tender and okay, nothing to shout about while the beef balls are just fanstamic. I'd have order another bowl of them!

The chili sauce that goes well with the beef and beef balls!!

So I had the dry noodle with beef and beef balls during my second visit. Couldn't resist those balls YUMSSSSS and the minced meat was really finely minced and it smells so good! This cost me RM6.50 as well.

I still prefer the beef noodle soup but the beef balls are the must have, no matter what noodles you're ordering. Even Joeann liked it too (:

I'm currently craving for beef noodles, particularly this one! HOW NOW BROWN COW?

Restoran Yang Mooi
5 G, Jalan Perubatan 4,
Pandan Indah,
55100, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 012 671 1887


Monday, May 23, 2011

Recipe: Red Velvet Cupcake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Finally, I baked with the help of my little assistant, Megan (:

Red Velvet Cupcakes:

125 grams self raising flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
10 grams of cocoa powder
57 grams of unsalted butter, at room temperature
150 grams of granulated white sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
120 ml of buttermilk
1 tablespoon liquid red food coloring
1/2 teaspoon white distilled vinegar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Cream Cheese Frosting:

113 grams cream cheese, room temperature
57 grams of unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
30 grams of powdered sugar, sifted

This recipe makes 12 cupcakes.

The ingredients :D
Before you start mixing the ingredients, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

#1. First, sift the flour, cocoa powder and salt together in a big bowl. Then put it aside.

#2. In the bowl of your electric mixer, beat the butter until soft for about 1-2 minutes.

#3. Add the sugar slowly and beat until light and fluffy for about 2-3 minutes.

#4. Add in the egg and beat until incorporated.

#5. Add the vanilla extract and beat until combined. Instead of using pure vanilla extract, I actually used vanilla essence, which is actually the same thing.

#6. You will have something like this in the end and put it aside.

#7. For the buttermilk, you can make it homemade by just mixing 120ml of milk with a tablespoon of white distilled vinegar but I used rice vinegar instead of white distilled vinegar.

#8. Add in a tablespoon of liquid red colouring into the buttermilk and whisk it.

#9. So when you have all the flour mixture and buttermilk ready, with the mixer on low speed, alternately add the flour mixture and buttermilk to the butter mixture, in three additions beginning and ending with flour. Remember; flour, buttermilk, flour.

#10. Mix it all well and you will have something that look like this.

#11. Now, in a small cup combine the vinegar and baking soda.

#12. Allow the mixture to fizz and then quickly fold into the cake batter.

#13. Working quickly, divide the batter evenly among the 12 cupcakes cups and smooth the tops with an offset spatula or the back of a spoon. Got Megan to help me in filling up those cupcakes cup (:

#14. Turns out that the batter was only enough for 8 cups, maybe my cupcakes was a bit taller or bigger. Anyways, bake those cuppies in the preheated oven for approximately 25 to 30minutes.

#15. Moving on to the frosting, beat the cream cheese and butter together until smooth.

#16. Gradually add in the powdered sugar and continue to beat it until smooth.

#17. Lastly, add the vanilla essence and mix it well. Chill them in the frigde before applying on the cupcakes.

#18. Cool the cakes in their pans for 10 minutes and make sure they are completely cool before frosting.

#19. You can insert a toothpick to check if they are cooked inside, or else you have to put them back in the oven and bake for a few minutes more.

#20. If it's clean like this, then it's fine (:

#21. Now this is the fun part where you can start piping the frosting and decorate the cuppies just the way you want it to be!

#22. You can even sprinkle some leftover cake crumbles like how I did :D

I'm still a beginner in baking so bear with my ugly decorations :P This is was first ever successful baking experience as well, tried baking macarons but they turned out to be macawrongs instead ): Mum said it was okay but the red colouring freaked her out! Be sure to be careful when putting this recipe together as the batter can stain, I even got a chair stained (OOPS!)  If you haven't had it before, red velvet is like yellow cake but with a little kiss on the cheek of chocolate. The cake goes really well with the cream cheese frosting and I think it's best to eat them together. Definitely, a plus for Valentine's Day or special important occasions!

Not recommend-able to those who are on strict diet, cause trust me, these little devils are deadly fattening! HAHA and maybe for those who dislike colourings as well.

But still, happy baking and OM NOM NOM-ing them!

Even a small bite can leave you craving for more So what's next?!