Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Time out with Shopper Mama - Let's shop here!

Hello Vogue-ers!

Let me close the year 2009 with an invite to all our fellow readers of Vogue-U to come and visit Singapore coz there is a new mall in town worth checking out and I ain't talking about ION Orchard!

If you plan to visit our little red dot, thou tiny, tapi bak kata pepatah -

Jangan sangka Singapore kecik-kecik cili padi,

Tapi shopping sini pun best jugak, so just bring extra money!


Ok, the mall that I would like to recommend you is


The 1st Eco-Mall in Singapore, open recently in late October this year

Conveniently located at Farrer MRT station (soon to be opened) and just minutes away from the famous Mustafa Centre at Serangoon Road.

See? Near MRT right?

They also provide shuttle services from 2 Mrt stations - Pick up / Drop off at either Lavender Mrt (which is nearby where I work, that's why I am loving this mall) and Novena Mrt, every 40 minutes I think!

There are lots of shops and makan places here


My favourite food court is here too - Yippee!

One of the most important facilities I always check out in a mall is their toilets!

As it is, just by looking at the signs above, I already feel 'terpanggil' to their toilets!

Clean toilets, I like it!

Ok actually if City Square Management had paid me to do a review of this mall, I would most gladly elaborate more but since they did not, then I'd say its better for you to check it out yourself!

I know you will love it as much as me! 

After all, this mall is 'For the Shopaholic in You'!

My rating for City Square Mall - 7.5/10

Anyway, if you dont like this mall (our opinions may differ), then you can always walk over to Mustafa Centre, just 5 mins away!  Ni mesti you all suka kan?

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Vogue-U Potion - I Wish You Enough

May Peace Be With You....

Mak Pah received this article via email a few years back and has safekept it. I think it's good to share with all. Read on.....

Recently I overheard a mother and daughter in their last moments together at the airport. They had announced the departure. Standing near the security gate, they hugged and the mother said, "I love you and I wish you enough". The daughter replied, "Mom, our life together has been more than enough. Your love is all I ever needed. I wish you enough, too, Mom". They kissed and the daughter left.

The mother walked over to the window where I was seated. Standing there I could see she wanted and needed to cry. I tried not to intrude on her privacy but she welcomed me in by asking, "Did you ever say good-bye to someone knowing it would be forever?". "Yes, I have," I replied. "Forgive me for asking, but why is this a forever good-bye?". "I am old and she lives so far away. I have challenges ahead and the reality is - the next trip back will be for my funeral," she said. "When you were saying good-bye, I heard you say, 'I wish you enough'. May I ask what that means? ". She began to smile. "That's a wish that has been handed down from other generations. My parents used to say it to everyone". She paused a moment and looked up as if trying to remember it in detail and she smiled! even more. "When we said , 'I wish you enough', we were wanting the other person to have a life filled with just enough good things to sustain them".

Then turning towards me, she shared the following as if she were reciting it from memory.

I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright no matter how gray the day may appear.

I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun even more.

I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive and everlasting.

I wish you enough pain so that even the smallest of joys in life may appear bigger.

I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.

I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess .

I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final good-bye.

She then began to cry and walked away. They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them but then an entire life to forget them.

Only if you wish to send this to the people you will never forget and remember to send it back to the person who sent it to you. If you don't send it to anyone it may mean that you are in such a hurry that you have forgotten your friends.


To all my friends and loved ones, I WISH YOU ENOUGH!

LOTS OF LUV..... Mak Pah

Monday, December 28, 2009

i LOVE mondays - Energy Spill : Keep busy with the present rather than the past or future

In the name of Almighty, the Most Gracious and Most Merciful

What is the point in slapping your cheeks or rending your garment in sorrow over something you missed or some calamity that befell you? What is the point in focusing your thoughts and feelings on some incident that has passed so as to increase your pain and make you fall apart?

If it were possible to reach into the past and change its events which we did not like, and alter them the way we like, then going back to the past would be essential. We would all rush to go back and erase the things we regretted doing and increase our share of good fortune.

But that is impossible, so it is better for us to focus our efforts on what will help us get on with our lives, for that is our only means of compensation.

Note for the above post : taken from You can be the Happiest Woman in the World by Dr Aid al-Qarni

Pearl's Note : So, if u can't fly, run. If u can't run, walk. If u can't walk, crawl, but, by all means, Keep Moving...

shared lovingly,

i LOVE mondays - office raid : Wonderfactory

May Peace be Upon You

The start of the week was just blissful. The causeway was a breeze for me as I decided to leave JB much earlier than my normal timing after dusk, on Sunday, and just when I was heading towards the void deck of that HDB flat, it started to rain...Phew!!

So after that long weekend, after the office been very empty the past week, lets do a raid to one workplace environment that is just awesome!!!!

Welcome to The Wonderfactory a branding and interaction firm.

Design firm 212box gets the credit for this. The loud colors and interiors sure make a bold statement but the ‘Hell Room’ is what grabs all the attention. Being present in the room allows one to ask an employee to ‘go to hell’ without any legal implications. Imposing of coolness....

Step inside.....

This would be my favourite spot in the office

Mural walls breaks the monotany of the space

Chic and classic dictates a bold statement.

Go to hell - get "fired" up in this meeting room..... Honestly, I will just go bonkers in here...

Somehow this room has a surreal feel to it..

This is my favourite.....Hint - My current favourite colour is WHITE...

You'll definitely would enjoy the space watching this clip. Gone with the typical reception counter that would greet you upon entering the office, this one would just baffle you....

Love from your "kawaii" designer

Thursday, December 24, 2009


Assalammualaikum VOGUERSSSSSSSSSSS……………..:):)

Its been a while ya or too long mama moralle hv not been updating, where did mama moralle disappeared to??????? ermmmm anyone out there yg merindui?????????

To those yg merindui, mama moralle bzzzzzzzz giluhhhhhhhhhhh, so menghilang untuk sementara.

Oppppss today mama curi whose slot ya, Blushwax, its ok lah, since semangat nak blog very the berkobar and tomorrow mama will not be able to update, mama kenek lah pinjam slot Blushwax today, sorry dear.....

It’s going to be a long holiday this week, to those yg not going anywhere, lazying around at home, lets try these few simple holiday breakfast and simple holiday cookies recipes that is deliciously simple, fast and easy. LETS GET EGGYYYYYYYY AND CHOCOLATELY VOGUERRSSSS…..

French Toast Casserole (TRIED AND TESTED)"Tastes good for breakfast, just like French toast. It's easy to make too! Serve warm with maple syrup on top."

Ingredients :

5 cups bread cubes
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
1/4 cup white sugar, divided
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon margarine, softened
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly butter an 8x8 inch baking pan.
2. Line bottom of pan with bread cubes. In a large bowl, beat together eggs, milk, 2 tablespoons sugar, salt and vanilla. pour egg mixture over bread. Dot with margarine; let stand for 10 minutes.
3. Combine remaining 2 tablespoons sugar with 1 teaspoon cinnamon and sprinkle over the top. Bake in preheated oven about 45 to 50 minutes, until top is golden


French Toast Corners
"This is a fun way to serve your French toast! Serve with whipped cream, maple syrup, or any of your favorite toppings."

6 slices white bread
2 eggs
2/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon butter


1. Cut each slice of bread twice diagonally to make each slice into 4 triangles.
2. Beat together eggs, milk, vanilla and cinnamon. Dip the bread slices into egg mixture.
3. Heat butter over medium-high heat in a frying pan or skillet. Cook bread until golden brown. Serve warm with your favorite topping.


Vegetable Scrambled Eggs
“for vege lovers”

4 eggs
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup sliced green onions
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 small tomato, seeded and chopped


1. In a small bowl, beat eggs. Add green pepper, milk, onions, salt and pepper. Pour into a lightly greased skillet. Cook and stir over medium heat until eggs are nearly set. Add the tomato; cook and stir until heated through.


Best Scrambled Eggs Ever! (TRIED AND TESTED)
"These are the traditional scrambled eggs that everyone loves. It's a great and easy recipe anyone could learn!"

4 eggs
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper


1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk using a fork. Whisk in the salt and pepper.
2. Heat a small non-stick pan over medium heat. Pour the egg mixture into the pan, and cook. Stir, scrape, and cut up the eggs while cooking until no liquid remains. Enjoy!


Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies (TRIED AND TESTED)
"sinfully easy and yummy"

1 cup white sugar
1 cup peanut butter (mama tried using chunky peanut butter, the results are heaven)
1 egg
18 milk chocolate candy kisses, unwrapped


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Combine sugar, peanut butter, and egg.
3. Shape into 1 inch balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet. NOTE: If dough is too sticky, refrigerate 1/2 hour or until easy to handle.
4. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove cookies from oven. Press a chocolate kiss into the center of each warm cookie


Chocolate Mint Cookies (TRIED AND TESTED)
"This is a melt in your mouth chocolate cookie that has a chocolate mint frosting. It's delicious and it's easy!"

3/4 cup butter
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons water
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
36 chocolate mint wafer candies


1. In a large pan over low heat, cook butter, sugar and water until butter is melted. Add chocolate chips and stir until partially melted. Remove from heat and continue to stir until chocolate is completely melted. Pour into a large bowl and let stand 10 minutes to cool off slightly.
2. At high speed, beat in eggs, one at a time into chocolate mixture. Reduce speed to low and add dry ingredients, beating until blended. Chill dough about 1 hour.
3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
4. Roll dough into balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake 8-10 minutes. While cookies are baking unwrap mints and divide each in half. When cookies are brought out of the oven, put 1/2 mint on top of each cookie. Let the mint sit for up to 5 minutes until melted, then spread the mint on top of the cookie. Eat and enjoy!


No Bake Chocolate Cookies (TRIED AND TESTED)
"An easy to make, easy to disappear, chocolate macaroon-type cookie."


1 cup butter
2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup evaporated milk
5 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup flaked coconut
3 cups rolled oats


1. Mix oatmeal and coconut together in a large bowl.
2. Put other ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly. When mixture comes to a boil, let it boil for 2 minutes.(any longer your cookies will be crumbly, any shorter, your cookies will be gooey)
3. Remove from heat and pour over the oatmeal-coconut mixture. Working quickly now, mix well and drop by spoon onto waxed paper. Let sit until firm and cool. Excellent for freezing.


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Vogue-U Potion - New Chillerz : "S'pore's Universal Studios"

In the name of the Almighty, the Most Gracious and the Most Merciful
I heard the S'pore Universal Studios is 75% completed..... Whoah!!!! So am looking forward to chill out there!!!!!!
Let the pictures below drool some of you...huhu

From the map above, the place is packed with fun and thrill!!!!

Wow.... reminds me of the city of lights..... Las Vegas

Dunno Mak Pah can fit in or not... heeeee

Life size!!!


Wow.... !!!!

Hey, we can say hi hi and then bye bye to each other at this point...
This reminds me of my adventure with the "Mayan ride" in an amusement park at Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan

Yo.... have waterpark... wild wild wet!!!!

hmmm nice feature wall and fuyoh... look at the lights... so nice!!

mechanical horse against conventional horse.... yeehaw!!!

Spot any mummy??? hehe

so very the detail hah..... nice nice

and the entrance fee will surely cost a bomb....!!!!
So I guess a good place to chill and let your vengeance out.... haha this is the place you can scream out loud during the fun and thrill rides.... yeah
So year 2010 shall be a thrilling year hah....


Lots of Luv from Mak Pah

Vogue-U Potion - Daily Survival Kit

May Peace Be With You....

Today, I am giving you a


to help you each day............

Toothpick ... to remind you to pick the good qualities in everyone, including yourself.
Rubber band ... to remind you to be flexible. Things might not always go the way you want, but it can be worked out.
Band-Aid ... to remind you to heal hurt feelings, either yours or someone else's.
Eraser ... to remind you everyone makes mistakes. That's okay, we learn by our errors.
Candy Kiss ... to remind you everyone needs a hug or a compliment everyday.
Mint ... to remind you that you are worth a mint to your family & Me.
Bubble Gum ... to remind you to stick with it and you can accomplish anything.
Pencil ... to remind you to list your blessings every day.
Tea Bag ... to remind you to take time to relax daily and go over that list of God's blessings.

This is what makes life worth living every minute, every day.

Wishing you love, gratitude, friends to cherish, caring, sharing, laughter, music, and warm feelings in your heart.

I know this kit will help you get through the day.


Lots of Luv... Mak Pah

Credit to my cousin, Wana, for giving me the survival kit... luv u always...muacks

Friday, December 18, 2009

Salam Maal Hijrah from Us at VogueU