December 8, 2020

plants and rocks

image source: Google

the solar system : i've never really bothered to know much about this subject mainly because i didn't have to take Science for UPSR. back then subject was called 'Alam dan Manusia'; that's how old i am. the closest thing i knew about planets back then was when my classes were named after planets. i was a Musytarian since Standard One until Four (or was it Three? i forgot already), then i got bumped into Zuhal for the remaining years.

yup, that's all i know. hahaha. until recently when my kids need to learn about planets in school. during my days Pluto was still considered a part of the solar system (and also shares a name with Mickey Mouse's loyal pet dog), until it got downgraded into a dwarf planet in 2006. it still feels weird to know that there's only eight planets in the solar system; my mindset still has it set to nine. haha.

and i learnt all my subjects in school in Malay (ami-laa-se liur, bahahhahahahha), so for the life of me i keep forgetting their translated names correctly. i mean like how on earth did Jupiter get translated into Musytari???

so i got to learn that my daughter has a formula to remember the names of the planets in order: 

"My Very Educated Mommy Just Served Us Noodles".

LOL LOL. 


My - Mercury / Utarid

Very - Venus / Zuhrah (the hottest planet)

Educated - Earth / Bumi

Mommy - Mars / Marikh

Just - Jupiter / Musytari (the biggest planet)

Served - Saturn / Zuhal (planet with the most rings)

Us - Uranus / Uranus

Noodles - Neptune / Neptun

Potatoes - Pluto


pretty cool huh. my Standard One kid has already memorized it. but for a very educated Mother, why does she serve noodles? i'd have chosen Nutella. or Nachos. or Nuggets, my kids absolutely love those hahahhahaha

now moving on to... rocks!

ok now this one i seriously don't even remember learning about it, unless you have a genuine interest in the subject. kids these days have it easy, everything you can just Google. our version of Google was to ask our Mom or Dad, or take a trip to the local library, assuming they have books related to whatever it is you are looking up on. and then head to the foodcourt to eat mee ayam because you're hungry. and then find a public phone afterwards to call your mom to pick you up, because you haven't figured out how the bus system works.

anyway, i googled those rock terms, just because one of my daughter's questions in her Science paper asked about the rock sequence as it enters the earth's atmosphere. and the terms all sound so similar to each other, it's like Molly Bolly Jolly, so who comes first? haha. 

but first let's define the terms.


Asteroid

a small rocky body orbiting the sun. large numbers of these are found between orbits of Mars and Jupiter <- this i also did not know. another one of the questions asked in my daughter's paper. she can consider a career as an astronomer after this.

Meteoroid

a small rocky or metallic body in outer space. meteoroids are significantly smaller than asteroids, and ranges in size.

Meteor

when meteoroids enter the Earth's atmosphere (or that of another planet) at high speed and burn up, the fireballs or shooting stars are called Meteors.

Meteorite

when a meteoroid survives a trip through the atmosphere and hits the ground, it's called a Meteorite.

i'm guessing this is what you call those solid rocks that people see on displays in museums, no?


here's a very good video to differentiate everything:


ok i'm done rambling about this subject. my kids have learnt the existence of this blog so they find it amusing to read my ramblings, especially when most of my older posts are about them. LOL

today's my anniversary, and here i am wiriting about planets and finishing up my pending test documents yg never ending T_T.

November 24, 2020

my birthday surprise

remember the birthday prank i played on my deskmate earlier this year? well my friends decided to continue the tradition even though we're in lockdown and stuck working from home.

their initial plan was to sabotage my car, or something like that. but nah, that ain't happening, office tutup. lucky for me, too bad for them.

BUTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

they got creative and decided to send the surprise to my house instead. no one is safeeeeeee

birthday surprise - the kids were the happiest to see thissss
thanks guys!

you know that mco joke where they say now's a good time to go kutip hutang, coz confirm everyone will be at home? yeah well... that's how it was more or less.  

funny thing was, they had to send the surprise one day before my actual birthday, only because the courier service is closed on Sunday hahahha. so i received alot of early birthday wishes this year. i seriously did not expect this. i was just told to make sure i was around on Saturday. and in my total surprise (i was stunned i tell you, STUNNEDDDDD), i did not realize the mascot was a cat, and not a mouse. 

cat or mouse?

bongok tak. kene bahan lagiii *smacks forehead* i'm just glad they didn't catch me in my pajamas, hahahahhahah.



never mind. next year can balas dendam. january is comingggggggggggg hahahahhahaha

btw, the cake they sent me sedap gila. here's the number in case anyone's interested in ordering:

love desserts - 0126191548

on Sunday, i had brunch with v at VCR. v's a pro at cafe hopping, so her recommendations doesn't disappoint. i found out that doughnuts and ice cream go perfectly together. 

bersama geng masuk hutan
this is v's. she forever eats clean =P
i ordered... thisssssss
am i 18 or am i 18?
donuts + ice cream = yum yum

v also had the bright idea to order from kak od her infamous salmon asam pedas and kek batik. so of cos i pun nak la menumpang sekali, heeee~~~~ huwaaaaaaaa i miss random makan-makans in the office. now to figure out how to pass all that to v. why la you live so far away from me?

asam pedas kak od!!!

ended the day with Sushi King with the family and berry pavlova from Alexis. the husband had already bought an early birthday gift for me about a week ago. my old device died on me, and as much as i'd like to revive it, it's time to move on and move to greener pastures =P. 

mini family celebration

also, a good friend of mine decided to surprise me with this slice of cake. thanks babe! love u mucho =D

November 15, 2020

demam norwex

so have you heard of Norwex? that kayangan cloth that advocates microfiber + water.
no, i'm not selling. just wanna jot down my opinion on this cloth because i too, am in search of the perfect absorbent microfiber cloth. most of the cloths i randomly buy in stores just doesn't do the job.

i purchased my first set from a fellow Kedahan of mine, mainly because she was one of the few people i've seen posting about this cloth on instagram (now practically everyone is selling Norwex) and her postings didn't annoy me so much unlike some others (LOL) because she focuses her posts on the cloths capability rather than 'come join me', iykwim.
 
my first norwex purchase

i got the:
- Envirocloth in Graphite
- Window cloth in Purple (hidden between the envirocloth in the photo LOL)
- Kitchen cloth in Charcoal

these cloths i purchased to be solely used by me, of course =P

the first thing i did (to test out the cloth) was to wipe all the TV screens downstairs (there's two in case you start to wonder, cakap kemain mcm ade 10 bijik kekekkeke). first wipe with a damp Enviro, then finish to shine with the Window cloth, my friend advises me. 

for a first impression - ok la, not bad. didn't have to use any of those LCD spray cleaners and yet managed to get rid of those pesky fingerprints. the screen didn't end up with more scratches either. the Envirocloth is more of a multipurpose cloth. it is made super-dense so it can be used to absorb more liquid, can effectively pick up dirt and clean larger messes effectively. i won't go into the specifics, for that you go find a Norwex consultant, k.

i don't really know how to use the Window cloth on its own; i kinda prefer to pair it with the Enviro to get that satisfactory sparkle. i haven't tried it on windows or mirrors yet, my room is currently 'under construction', i'm waiting for someone to service (clean?) my bed before i clean the whole room. my closet mirrors need sental-ling, yo. my friend swears on it for all the glass surfaces in the house - super fingerprint eliminator and unwanted streaks.

what i couldn't do was to remove a small stain on one of my older bags; i saw someone's testimonial that they only needed the Enviro to restore a bag to look almost new. i think it depends on what type of stain it is and how long the stain is as well. the longer the stain, the more effort needed to get rid of. no kidding - sometimes i penat tengok orang menyental in their videos hahahhahaha. you could get their cleaning paste, dubbed as elbow grease, to help remove those tougher stains. so don't really expect magic from this cloth k. they don't disinfect surfaces, they don't disinfect themselves after.

remember those Axion tv advertisements a long time ago? in the advert, u just need to touch the cloth to the plate and wallah, terus shiny. well, that ain't happening here, woman. hahahahahhahahah

now the kitchen cloth, oh gosh, how i love! it's thinner than the Enviro, because i think it's supposed to easily absorb grease and grime in the kitchen, and in turn makes it easier for you to clean the cloth afterwards. i use mine daily to clean my oily stove - other cloths just seem to smear the grime all over, not to mention the watermarks it leaves after it dries. with the kitchen cloth, i don't even need to use soap, only water. i practically use it to wipe most of the surfaces and appliances in the kitchen. i have yet to try to sental my cooking hood (you know how icky and grimy a cooking hood can get); my friend has tried already, the cloth works wonders ok. oh and you can use them to dry your dishes too, up to you =D 

i love wiping my hands on it as well, but mcm too kayangan to just dry hands, don't you think? LOL so... i got myself some cheap Ikea cloths to wipe my hands on.

Ikea hand towel on the left, nay kitchen cloth on the right

that being said, you might to spend a bit more on their cleaning paste for stubborn stains, or their special detergent to launder the cloths after heavy usage. despite claiming that you can just dampen the cloth with water to clean, water alone cannot remove stains from the cloth, so i believe you still need some form of detergent to clean your cloths thoroughly after usage. because i is stingy, i just use my own liquid soap to wash my cloths after use (but that's just how i do it, please read the disclaimers first and don't blindly follow me k, kang void warranty i is not responsible). for deep cleansing, depending on how often you use the cloths, the cloths should be immersed in hot water (not boiling k) for half hour minumum with just a bit of detergent to effectively remove all the grime.

i got myself a few more kitchen cloths (in Navy) and another Envirocloth (in Plum) because i had hoped to use one of it for the husband's bicycle. but then i started to wonder if chain grease can be removed from the cloth. we've been reusing those old white mas hand towels as multipurpose cloths in the household, and so far no matter how you wash them, those stubborn black grease marks CANNOT disappear. i mean if you need extra effort to get rid of the grease from your hands, think about the tough time you'll be having getting rid of it from your cloth. hahaha.terus tak jadi bagi, hoader forever yo.

oh just to mention, the new Envirocloth i purchased in Plum is made from 70% percent recycled materials. don't ask me what's the difference, but supposedly the performance should be the same as the normal cloth. i asked my friend about it since i just noticed the label wrote 'RECYCLED'. haha.

speaking of recycled, i also got myself some counter cloths, which are also made of 50% recycled materials. they're supposed to replace paper towels due to it's high absorbency. don't know how it differs from the kitchen cloth, but the look is different, and they're both different in size. i actually bought it because i was conned into thinking it could 100% replace the use of kitchen paper towels; i saw people using it to lapik fried food to absorb oil. word of caution - never put fried food directly from pan onto the cloth ya. someone said her cloth kinda melted due to the hot oil... yikes. you can try it for yourself if you wanna see if that's true or not. or you can get your agent to test it out for the sake of testimonial purposes, jahahahha. you can also use them to keep your fruits and vegetables fresh in the fridge, but i have yet to try that out. so many veggies, only three cloths, how lar.

kitchen cloth (the navy is gorgeous irl!), counter cloth, Enviro

so i tried out the counter cloth yesterday since the husband requested his mojos for supper (kudos to those who can still remember what they are; i don't). i'd usually put them directly onto a plate and serve but this time i moved it onto the cloth AFTER the potatoes had cooled down abit. the husband says it tasted much better than before because of that oil-absorbent cloth, but he always terpedaya liddat (like for example he takes a supplement for the first time then terus rasa sihat. hahahah. itu semua mentality ok hahahahhahahah).

mojos! the kids love them too
see all the oil it collected?

ask me later if i manage to remove all that oil from the cloth. i've already washed it, now waiting for it to dry to see the outcome.

i'm waiting for my friend Nini's testimonial on facial pads to see how effective it is compared to normal cotton pads, kekekke.

there are many more products Norwex has to offer, it's up to you what type you're looking for, and for what purpose. you can't expect one cloth to work for all; where's the business opportunity in that for Norwex? (same thing like getting a bike - you're going to have to buy the lights, the helmet, the whole outfit ensemble, and who knows what other accessories you think you need to ride a bike hahahahhaha)

i'm not getting paid to write any of this, i simply love this cloth find, wahahahha. and this is my final take on it:

  1. Norwex falls into the 'nice to have' category
  2. if you're hoping to make old or stubborn stains disappear easily with Norwex, guess again. you're still gonna need to put in the extra effort to tonyoh and sental all the dust and dirt away
  3. cleaning is not a one-time process - Norwex will not magically make a messy household become spanking clean with just a snap of your finger (ha! wouldn't i like that)
  4. for people who are exceptional house cleaners, don't put too much expectation and expect an obvious before and after because your house is already sparkling to begin with (kudos to you! now come sental my house please) 
  5. you reduce the usage of cleaning agents, however you still require them when it comes to stubborn stains and heavy duty cleaning PLUS you still need some sort of detergent to clean your cloths after usage 
BUT
  1. it will help you simplify the cleaning effort and effectiveness though. that's just my opinion k.

some might say that for a kain buruk, the price sure is hefty (truth be told, that was my first thought also hahahahah). i mean sure, they're made from good quality material with BacLock technology that would no doubt give you a run for your money, so why else would they have given you a warranty for a cloth if the company wasn't confident in their own product? at the very least you can try browsing through their catalogue and carefully choose what suits your cleaning style best. being able to clean without using additional cleaning agents is a plus point for me =D.

BUT bear in mind what works for one person might not work for another. like how someone wouldn't mind purchasing a RM35,000 bike while another person might think it ludicrous and would rather instead use the money to buy a second-hand car that has door, a roof and air-conditioning instead. bahahahhahahah 

if you're still unconvinced, you can always check out the many consultant's impressive videos online (thank technology for emptying my pocket in lightning record) and see for yourself. hehe.

so i'm going to admire my cloths now and use them (because you know how much of a hoarder i used to be =P). thanks for reading my rambling nonsense! #jakun

October 13, 2020

those last moments in BS

due to the rising COVID cases each day, Selangor's been decreed to go under CMCO for two weeks starting from tomorrow 14th to 27th October... BUT i reckon it will be longer though. MCO started out the same way too; they told us to stay home for 2 weeks, which ended up being > 3 months. my terrarium i left in the office R.I.P. because of that. haha.

because of this, today marks our last working day at Bangsar South office. personally i'd have chosen to continue working at this office since everything was easily accessible here, plus Operations are still based in BS (until Cyber's IT infrastucture is ready) but 16th was the last day our parking pass was valid for, so nak tak nak we had to pack up and go.

i will miss you Ah Hock (milo panas cawan besar), myNews downstairs, SanFran's coffee offers (even though i don't drink coffee haha), Ayam Penyet, Tomyam, Nasi Kukus (also known as kedai kaki ayam Rina) at Bumbung Biru, the Curry Laksa at Nyonya (they don't have any outlets nearer to me, chis) and fragrant Flower Tea at Amber, to name a few things on the top of my head that i know i would miss. 

(as i'm writing this, i am hungry, can you tell?)

at the new office, you have to literally go out to find decent food if you don't want to order food delivery service. and the new office is adopting an open seating work situation, where you no longer have a permanent desk to dump all your things - tissue box, mirror, stationeries, personal supplies, etc. save for a small cubicle to chuck your stuff. where am i going to keep my extra monitor like this? nanti orang curikkkkkk :O since CMCO happened and everyone is forced to stay home and i have yet to step foot into the new office, my office stuff are strewn all over the house. hahahahaha.

in light of everything happening, we took the opportunity to celebrate our last few weeks in BS - eat, shop, and camwhoring. not to forget plant-poaching *ahem*, but let's not elaborate on that, shall we? =P

nak pindah baru tau kewujudan tempat ni HAHA
no more shopping outings to mv with this crazy bunch
no more Ted Boy for tea time, across the office
no more reason to drive out to BS after this
no more lunch sessions with my ice cream buddy

i'm going to miss:
- my occasional ice cream sessions with Dilot
- hanging out with my other non-colleague friends who i occasionally lepak with
- getting lost in the stairwells in the basement looking for my car because parking is always full and i keep forgetting where i park my car
- ad hoc shopping for overpriced groceries at Aeon so that i don't have to stop by Tesco on my way home from work
- hopping into a Grab and heading to mv to have lunch w Mashi
- monthly banana leaf sessions with my cousin
- my favourite threading store after having banana leaf =D
- makan megi and onion-ing with my gila friends after work
- cheap food at Bumbung Biru!

but then again CMCO has gotten everyone stuck at home, so no difference la... for now.

October 4, 2020

F & F's garden wedding

F & F

getting married in the middle of this pandemic is quite challenging really. catering for social distancing requires quite a number of adjustments in order to do so: limiting the number of invited guests, preparing hand sanitizers at every table, donning 'fahsunable' face masks to go with your outfit, temperature checking, and generating and scanning QR codes, to name a few. so a friend of ours Fikri got married recently. he was supposed to have gotten married earlier this year, but alas covid happened.

the new norm - hand sanitizers!

we've known him way back during his and the husband's pre-flying days when they were both working at Aviax. Fikri had another friend working together with them, Danial who we always thought (and joked) that they were gonna be inseparable forever, haha. those were the days when they were all still single and available. Aviax is l.e.g.e.n.d, yo. heck, two friends of mine found their husband / wife whilst working there *ahem to bini geng AA*, how ohsem is that, lol.

geng Aviax reunite!

well anyway, they chose Forest Valley Hall in Cheras as their wedding venue, and i must say it's quite a distance from our place, but the place seemed relatively new, and gorgeous too. boasting of a garden wedding concept, there were lots of windows and everything was bright, airy and sunny, so the space seemed much larger than it already was. the only downside was the roads were untarred, so good luck to your vehicle, hahahahha.

Forest Valley Hall
Unnamed Road, Bandar Mahkota Cheras,
43200 Cheras, Selangor

see? even the road is 'Unnamed'. hehe.

the bride, i first met during our flight back from Perth last year (oh i miss air travel, doesn't everyone?). her facial features are so exotic-looking. she made a gorgeous bride that day. and Fikri cleaned up good too for the wedding, check out his 'wolverine look', hahahha. if you have the time to hang out with them one day, ask them about the first time they met. =)

one with the Bride & Groom

it's been awhile since i dressed up, covid has gotten everyone stuck at home with nowhere to go, you can't believe how much i've saved for not having to replenish my facial supplies =P. i brought my younger two kids with me, i'm not sure why they enjoy weddings, probably because they've been cooped up so long indoors they were happy to go anywhere, even if it means to the kedai runcit a few meters away from home.

so who recognizes the flowerpot? =D
with the two younger minions

oh and that budak Terengganu friend of ours, Amirul is still single (or not. but do ask him first in case i'm wrong LOL).

flower girl(s)
the groomsman cover line sbb tersalah enterframe LOL

congratulations you two. they're currently in the phase of enjoying grocery shopping together, hahahah. someone once told me grocery shopping together was romantic. mulling over which tomato looks the ripest and which brand of cereal to get is totally romantic indeed.

September 1, 2020

happy Independence Day Malaysia!

the things i get my kids to do in conjunction with Independence Day - get them to pose for a photo, bahahahhaha. my my, how my kids have grown, haha.

here's a photo i took way back in 2017 when i thought the multicolored KL scarf was pretty (it still is btw). brought it with me to Hong Kong Disneyland, it's been with me until now. it was about the time i dyed my hair red, and it rained in Hong Kong, so you can imagine what happened. luckily the color run easily washed off *phew*. anyway, the highlight isn't really much about the scarf. it's more about the kids holding up the scarf in the photo. 

second photo was taken 3 years later, same scarf, same but slightly 'aged' kids, hahahahha. they grow up so fast. does anyone have any petua on how to increase your chances of conceiving a boy? i've been trolling alia ishak's ig; her baby boy is so adorable... geram.

not like E1's excited about having a younger brother as a sibling. when i ask her "do you want a baby brother?" she shakes her head. tp laju je agree if i ask her if she wants a baby sister. how many sisthursss do you need?! before anyone starts comparing, girls fight just as hard as boys ok. the mco has taught me alot about this. LOL

 
my kids, 2017
my kids, 2020

my eldest turns a decade plus two as well. yikes. happy Independence Day, Malaysia!

July 5, 2020

when asmarians meet

this year, raya celebrations had to be celebrated moderately amidst all the covid madness out there. only ONE day of raya celebrations limited us to only our family and close relatives.

post raya, with the country still in RMCO mode, my classmate / unimate had recently established her new crib, so she decided to invite a few of her close friends to her place. what i didn't know was that she also held a closed family birthday celebration too, so whoops, Aunty crashed the cake cutting ceremony without a present T___T

felt so good to finally interact with humans! ok i'm exaggerating, but staying home for 3 months straight tend to drive one up the wall a little, especially when you're stuck at home for so looOooong with your adorable little kidsssssssssss. who's with me???

i don't remember the last time i met these bunch of crazies, last raya perhaps? ke raya sebelum tu? maklumlah, sorang tu busy dgn PhD, while the rest of us sibuk berbuat busy (well that’s me anyway wahahahaha)... anyway, the food was ohsem! *burp* 

one day of raya this year was seriously not enough. so glad nrz decided to do a quick meetup =D
    
haven't seen these bunch in a long time

Asmarians forever

April 14, 2020

makan maggi in style

RMO Day 28: when you've been stuck at home for more than 25 days you start to get creative when it comes to food.

in this post i'm going to reference 'maggi' as 'ramen', since it sounds much more healthier, and i'm trying to make myself feel less guilty for feeding my kids instant noodles, hahahahha.

i call this dish 'Luxury Ramen' inspired by a friend of mine in instagram =D

to make the soup, tumis:
- bawang merah
- cili boh
- kiub ayam
- u can add in the perencah that came with the maggi, but i only used half out of the three packets

then add water, wait for it to boil.
add kimchi if you have it, kalau nak fefeeling ala2 Korea. #eh

meanwhile, get the kids to chop up whatever it is you want to add into the ramen.
since my kids are such picky eaters, and i had limited amount of stuff in the fridge (a trip to the supermarket is about due), i added in the following:

- sayur pakchoy, hiris senipis yang mungkin, else they will struggle kutip satu2 letak tepi
- sausages
- crab sticks

susun all the ingredients cantik2 in the pot, with the ramen in the middle. i used 3 packets, because pot tak muat =D

once the soup starts boiling, pour onto the ramen and continue to cook everything in the pot.

poured the soup into the pot

add in the eggs and leave it in for as long as you want (but make sure you don't overcook the ramen).

add in the egg

once done, tutup api and sprinkle daun sup on top. done!


presentation is key

sebbaik they finished everything, even the sayur. haha.

licin. demi maggi

next time, if i ever semangat nak make this again i should put in:
- cherry tomatoes
- enoki mushrooms
- a slice of cheese

jya~

April 6, 2020

RMO - Day 20

i've noticed that the RMO gets people buying a whole bunch of stuff online. kitchen enthusiasts have decided that now's the best time to get a Thermomix (mak tak mampu lagi), a Kitchen Aid, or a Breadmaker - since it's sooo difficult to get Gardenia off the shelves these days. some people decides to purchase more potted plants to create a jungle effect in their home since we can't go outside as much as we used to. others decide to purchase home improvement stuff. guess which category i fall under? LOL

i reckon that if you don't trawl other people's instastories, you wouldn't get yourself terjebak into all this stuff, like seriously. at this point it's a good time to temporarily unfollow all accounts that you think will drain your bank account, hee~

so one day i came across this person's instatory and i thought, wah cantiknya susun2 kasut macam tu! with a house full of so many people, you can just imagine how many pairs of shoes are lying around the house, you can't even keep track of how many shoes you own OR you're not even sure which shoe is still being worn and by whom (ni dasar tak reti nak buang kasut2 yg dah lama atau tak muat dah hahahahaha). the only shoe closet i have is the old opaque traditional one and once a shoe goes inside that closet, it's goodbye shoe - there's a high chance i might forget that you're in there kinda thing, you know? T__T we also have the shoe rack+bench from ikea, but i notice shoes tend to accumulate dust in the open air, not to mention the limited amount of shoes you can actually pile on the rack. NOT TO MENTION when your kids start to get territorial and starts declaring 'hey that's my spot!' the same way they fight to declare their 'spot' in the Vellfire. or fight over what car pillow they get, when the only difference between the pillows is the freaking COLOR *rolls eyes*.

stackable shoe boxes! wheeeeee

anyway. she even shared the link of where she purchased the shoe boxes - on Shoppee, where else? i could already imagine myself organizing shoes during this undefined period of social distancing, hahahahaha. so i found a store that sold them in a set of 6, ready stock in Malaysia. i purchased it in 4 colors (except for white because it's too mainstream =P).

product size: 33.5 * 23.5 * 13 cm

i didn't imagine it to arrive looking like this. i was like, can this really be assembled and stacked together to look like the storage boxes in the above photo? *skeptic* it arrived on a Sunday merely wrapped in bubble wrap. i was lucky it arrived in one piece with nothing broken. i read reviews that some arrived with broken covers.

pink, blue, green, purple

the only challenge i faced during assembly was to attach the cover lid of the shoe box. took me quite awhile to figure out the mechanism too, haha. i read reviews that other people also faced the same challenge of assembling that last part. it didn't come with any instructions; i suppose they assume that even monkeys can assemble this, that's how easy it should be. no matter how hard i tried to put on the lid, it never managed to stick on properly. you had no idea how much i was cursing just to connect the lid ok. siap give up try the next day LOL.

oh the challenge to assembling this part

luckily one buyer had the bright idea to mention that you could look it up on youtube. it only dawned on me that that tiny foldable part had to be pushed down ALL THE WAY in order for the frame to stick on properly - the keyword in the youtube clip was 'until you hear a click' wahahahhahahahah adehhh *smacks forehead* right after that i tried again (i really did hear a click) and wallah.... it stuck!

misi berjaya! LOL

oh mak excited. i managed to assemble all 24 boxes while watching Money Heist. hahahahhahahah

ade orang dah rasmi dah simpan kasut dalam tu

now to figure out where to stack these boxes in the house. and to figure out how many pairs of shoes exist in the house. haha.

updated: decided to letak sini dulu (as per photo). you can actually connect them so that they stick together, very the ingenious. i threw out a bunch of shoe boxes in the process. kon mari much?

tada. i think i need more bahahaha

on another note, i must be late joining the La Casa de Papel bandwagon =P. instastory is a most powerful thing, no kidding. so who's better: Le Professor or Le Michael Scofield?

Money Heist

and lunch for today. dah out of ideas what to eat already. dah lemau, lama sangat duduk rumah.

dahmakan