Saturday, September 6, 2014

Agar-Agar Mooncake Recipe

mood: random
song: around the world (daft punk)

Mid Autumn festival is just around the corner. So we decided to make our own Agar Agar Mooncake this year. :D

The ingredients we bought.

Cendol Agar-Agar Mooncake Filling
2 tsps of agar-agar powder
1/2 tsp of instant jelly powder
1/8 tsp of salt
60 grams of caster sugar
150ml of water
70ml of concentrated coconut milk
200gram of chendol 

Chendol Agar-Agar Mooncake Skin

4tsps agar-agar powder
60 grams of caster sugar
60 grams of gula melaka
400 ml of water
250 ml of concentrated coconut milk

Red Bean Agar-Agar Mooncake Skin
2tsps of agar-agar powder
60g of caster sugar
100ml of concentrated coconut milk
250ml of water
2 blades of pandan leaves
50g of red beans

Here is my end result. :D
I received lotsa compliments from the testers that I've offered my mooncakes to.
You should try making one yourself too .

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Japanese Ambassador's Cup 2014

mood: happy
song: happy

So the day has finally arrive. The day that I have been counting down for. :(
Woke up at 6am, cant really sleep due to anxiety.. hahahha
Got ready and went for breakfast at 7am. After breakfast, we left the hotel and went straight to the Japanese School.

The Japanese School of Kuala Lumpur

Walking into the hall

The Japanese Ambassador's Cup 2014
PKC's armour section
The team getting prepared for warming up session

Warming up time. It has been long eversince I warm up with such huge group of PKC members.
bums.. XD
 At around 10am the tournament starts.
Our PKC-C was the first team to fight.
From left: Lee, Jess, Lim and Kuan Hui

My first match was with the Sabah team.
Below would be the shots by Siew Peng during the entire match. Thank you :D

From Left: Susan Hii (Sabah), Xherlyn - Me (Penang)
Our team PKC-B won Sabah

From Left: Susan Hii (Sabah), Yann Ni (Penang)
Yann Ni and her glamorous "Flying Men Cut"
PKC-A won Sabah team as well and that has led us to fight each other before being qualified into the Semi-Finals.

From Left: Xherlyn- Me (PKC-B), Yann Ni (PKC-A)
I met Yann Ni in the next match. hahahaha

Both of our PKC's Senseis met in the match as well.
From left: Kuwae-sensei, Morimitsu-sensei

A group photo of the PKC members :D
A group photo with the rest of the kendoka from all around Malaysia

Lunch time!

We continued with grading after lunch at 2pm.
Superbly nervous as I was not really familiar with my kata steps.
The Kyu candidates :D
The Dan candidates

And guess what? I did pass my grading.
Superbly happy as it was kinda unexpected to me. :D
Thank you God. :D

Saturday, August 30, 2014

PKC's trip down to south

mood: nervous
song: complication

The day had finally arrived. Today our entire PKC members will be travelling down to KL for the Japanese Ambassador Cup Tournament and also grading. 
So we all gather up at 10.30am at Tesco to catch our bus.
 The team members
 Literally our club's Bus - PKC :D
 We were too bored so we took a selfie

 The uncles of the club 
 This is how we kill our time in the bus
Face warping 1
 Face Warping 2
 my companion for the entire trip

We stopped by at one of the Ipoh famous Chicken Rice shop for lunch

 The trip continues after lunch
Slept during the entire trip to KL. We reached KL at around 6pm.
Checked-in the hotel and proceeded for dinner 8pm.

Kung Pao pork for only RM6. SUPERBLY CHEAP with big portion!

Butter chicken
After dinner, we went to Sunway Piramid to catch a movie.
Went back to the hotel after that and continued feeling nervous for tomorrow.
Stay Tuned

Thursday, August 28, 2014

JLPT N4 results

mood: happy
song: diamond (rihanna)

Finally decided to sit for my N4 exam after 2 years of rotting ever since N5. I have to say, I will never learn from mistakes that I have made. As usual, I stick to my superbly last minute study for N4. I am superbly good at procrastinating. Therefore, my result for N4 got worse from bad. :D Forgive me but at least i passed right? ;)
JLPT N4 試験に合格しました。

Monday, August 11, 2014

Differentiate Genuine and Fake XiaoMi Powerbank

mood: angry
song: nothing gonna change my love for you (Khalil)

I've recently just got my XiaoMi powerbank from Zeon. I brought it back and I just realized that my mum had the same powerbank as well.
Till I come to realized that my mum's XiaoMi powerbank and mine had pretty different features.
Before I start, my mum got cheated and bought the FAKE one for RM78 whereas Zeon got the GENUINE one for only RM36!
See how scammers cheat the market. =.=

Left: Fake; Right: Genuine 
1. From the top picture, you can realized that the texture of the fake is pretty shiny compared to the genuine which has mat color.

2. As you can see, the fake has a website printed whereas the genuine has printed on the back. Just log in into both of the website and compare them yourself.

3. Now at the bottom of the powerbank, the genuine will have a lighter gray printing whereas the fake will have a darker gray. Besides that, you would also be able to notice the orientation of the logos are also different. The genuine has CE and FC logo printed whereas the fake has none.

4. Now , the USB cable of the powerbank. For the fake ones, their USB has the logo MI printed on them whereas the genuine ones is just simple and do not have any imprinted logo on their cables.

5. For the FAKE XIAOMI, the led light will light up once you click on the power button and the led will start flickering vigorously like Disco. If you come to notice, the light and brightness of the LED is pretty harsh .  

6. For the GENUINE XIAOMI, the LED had a better soothing brightness if you compare. Besides, once the power button is on, it will not flicker like the FAKE XIAOMI.

Now this is a clearer picture of the color and texture of the FAKE AND GENUINE XIAOMI.

So, who ever that plans to get a XiaoMi powerbank, please do not be fooled by money oriented cheaters outside that claim the fake as the genuine powerbank. My mum was one of the victim of this scam. Besides, I believe most of you had also heard news of the Fake XiaoMi powerbanks exploded a couple of times.
Moreover, why pay more for a FAKE product?! Please beware and not to be the next victim that got cheated into buying Fake products.