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Monday, September 07, 2009 @ 2:34 pm

Dear Blogger,

I've just finished baking a whole load of batch of Double Chocolate Oat Cookies. I got the recipes from BettyCrocker.com, my new favourite website. I like Betty Crocker recipes because they are so easy to make!


Double Chocolate Oat Cookies

The only thing that you have to consider when making Betty Crocker cookies is that the recipe will make a LOT of cookies. Enough for a bake sale! So I packed a plastic container full of the cookies and contribute to the Jualan Amal Warna 2009 (Warna Charity Sale 2009).

Couldn't help but share this with the world. I was trying to capture the (almost!) perfect shot of Sarah for her passport.



Sincerely,
modgurl.

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Saturday, September 05, 2009 @ 6:46 am

Dear Blogger,

Taken from Mercy Relief's official website.

Mercy Relief sends aid to Java quake victims

Friday, 4 September 2009

Mercy Relief is sending a 4-man team over this weekend in response to an appeal by its Indonesian NGO partner, the IBU Foundation, to assist in their relief efforts to the West Javanese victims of the 7.3 Richter earthquake which rocked the island on Wednesday. Mercy Relief is seeking to raise funds for the victims of the disaster.

Mercy Relief is already in communications with French supermarket giant Carrefour (Indonesia) for the procurement, delivery and distribution of much-needed relief supplies to the badly-hit areas.

IBU Foundation, which worked closely with Mercy Relief’s medical teams in the remote areas of Meulaboh after the Indian Ocean Tsunami had caused massive destruction to the Acehnese coastal district in 2004, have sent its Rapid Assessment teams to assess the various affected locations and identified the following areas which require priority assistance:
  1. Cianjur Selatan District (Kabupaten Cianjur)
  2. Pangalengan Sub-district, Bandung (Kecamatan Pangalengan)
  3. Pameungpeuk Sub-district, Garut (Kecamatan Pameungpeuk, Kabupaten Garut)
Needs across all locations:
  • Shelter (tarpaulin, tents, mats, blankets)
  • Cookingware and stove, kerosene lamps
  • Hygiene and family kits
  • Food items ( oil, instant noodle, rice, baby food)
General facts based on BNPB data (National Disaster Management Body)
  • 57 deaths (as at 5pm WIB)
  • 11,039 total houses destroyed/badly damaged
  • 13,464 houses partially damaged
  • Devastation affected a total of 10 districts
The public may contribute to the efforts through the following modes of donations:

Cheque : Cross to ‘Mercy Relief’ and indicate ‘Java Quake Relief’ on the reverse and send to Blk 160 Lorong 1 Toa Payoh #01-1568 Singapore 310160

Cash: Send personally to Mercy Relief office.

Ipy and I have decided to donate some cash to the victims of the quake in West Java after watching the devastation it has caused in the news. This is the least we could do to bring some Hari Raya joy to these victims.

Please donate to Mercy Relief's mission if you can.



Sincerely,
modgurl.

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Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 1:00 pm

Dear Blogger,

I've been so busy with many projects on my plate. There's the spring cleaning to do. Ipy isn't helping me with it. He always find some excuses not to do the tasks I've assigned him. It's getting really frustrating.

He doesn't realise that on top of keeping the house in a decent living condition, I have a baby to raise too. Not to mention the headaches I get when deciding what to cook daily. Gosh! He is so fussy these days! He doesn't eat leftovers and that's very annoying. I don't want to cook fresh dishes daily when the fridge is overloaded with leftovers.

We haven't shopped for Hari Raya yet. Actually, I don't plan to because I don't see the need to buy anything new this year. We've done most of the big purchases last year. I don't even plan to buy a new set of baju kurung! My wardrobe is packed with wearable baju kurung already.

Maybe I'll buy shoes. I can't fit into any of my stilettos because my feet haven't returned to their smaller selves. We will definitely buy some clothes for Sarah. It'll be her first Hari Raya this year. Understandably, Ipy is all excited about it.

I'm still looking for kuih tart recipes. The ones I made last year weren't satisfactory. How do they make the pastry so soft? Could it be that my technique was wrong? I've asked my aunts and all their recipes were alike! Maybe it was my technique.

Well... I shouldn't be so ambitious. I don't know if I have the time to even bake them! Watched a Malay programme on Suria last night. If I do want to buy kuih raya this year, I would like to buy from those disadvantaged women who are selling them. How do I contact them?

Sincerely,
modgurl.

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