Air Fryer Pasta Snacks

While scrolling Tik Tok, I saw many people cooking (or frying) Pasta Chips.  It is one of the latest TikTok trend to make chips from cooked pasta. I decided to give it a try since we have an Air Fryer. 

HOW TO MAKE PASTA CHIPS

  1. Cook that pasta al dente in a pot of salted water.
  2. Drain the pasta and transfer it to a mixing bowl.
  3. Add olive oil, parmesan cheese and whatever spices you like.
  4. Toss well to combine to make sure the pasta is coated with the oil, cheese and spices.
  5. Air fry until golden and crispy.  You may need to stop it half way to shake the basket a few times. 
  6. Remove from the air fryer and allow to cool slightly before enjoying.

My ingredients.  I used spiral pasta.

The verdict? Everyone said the pasta was hard and need jaws of steel to eat them *roll eyes*.  Something must have gone wrong during the cooking process. Maybe I cooked them for too long?

Will try to make them again with less time in the Air Fryer.

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The Jade Plant Saga

Last year, I bought a jade plant for Chinese New Year because according to my mother-in-law, it is good for the house. Jade plant is a succulent plant that is also known as a lucky plant, money plant or money tree.

Alas, after a few months, the leaves started dropping one by one.  I think I over-water the plant.  So after that pot of jade plant died, my mother-in-law gave me another pot which she has been growing at her other son’s home. That one also died and when she was about to come to my house, I tied the stems with red ribbons (as it was a week before Chinese New Year).  I was hoping that she didn’t notice it but she did.

Pot 1 from my mother-in-law

The above is Pot 2 from my mother-in-law after the first pot died. The leaves also dropped out one by one and the stems became soft and died.

This is the pot of jade plant that I bought from the market a few weeks ago.  It cost RM15.  I have been watering it only once a week or when I feel that the soil is dry.  I hope this jade plant will grow properly.  I have no problems with other green plants but I just can’t seem to grow jade plants and it is driving me insane!

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The Most Reliable Shop To Repair Macbook Laptop iPad iPhone iMac and Logic Board

Gadgets and computers make our lives easier and save us time. If you own any of them, you would know how upsetting it can be when we cannot use them. Just an example, during a recent heavy downpour in the Klang Valley, electricity was cut off for more than 6 hours in my house. This means there was no Wi-Fi and everyone at home could not watch Netflix on the iPad. For 6 hours, everyone was moody and grumpy.  I was at work during that time and the lightning struck the cable lines which resulted in a huge surge in voltage. My boss’s MacBook was damaged that day.

It was so unfortunate and the next day, we frantically tried to find a repair shop that can repair his MacBook immediately but alas it took a few days to find one and he was not satisfied with the result.  Also, it cost him a bomb to repair his essential Macbook.  If only we discovered Mecnote earlier. It is an IT repair shop that was begun operating in 2015.  Mecnote is the best trusted repair shop that can repair Macbook, Laptop, iPad, iMac, iPhone and logic board.

Whether your Macbook is running slow, damaged by water, white screen, damaged logic board or your iPhone’s screen is cracked, just send it Mecnote and their team of well-trained technicians will provide you with the highest quality repair service. What’s more, they even offer free diagnostic checks on your gadgets and a 6-month warranty on the repair work as well as the replacement parts. So, what’s not to love about Mecnote?

So for those who are staying in Bangi, Gombak and Shah Alam in Selangor as well as up north in Sg. Petani, you may want to send your gadgets to them.

You can also Whatsapp (Whatsapp Mecnote Gombak, Bangi 03-82113964 | Shah Alam 03-58922251 | Sg. Petani 04-4466120) or send a message to their staff on Facebook if you have any queries. You can also visit Mecnote on Instagram, You Tube and website – https://www.macnotestudio.com/

Below are just some of the reviews from their customers.

Mecnote also sells a wide variety of laptop batteries, chargers, laptop skin and covers, mobile gadgets, Apple gadget parts and a host of other tech gadgets and accessories on Shopee. They have over 900 items on their Shopee shop.

So if you have any problems with your Apple devices, have no fear because Mecnote can take care of them for you. They are a trusted repair Macbook Kuala Lumpur service that you can count on.

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She Tested Positive

I blogged about my stressful week last Saturday and this is the story.  I was a wreck about 2 weeks ago when Ashley tested positive.  She started feeling a little under the weather on 1oth March when I saw her switching on the aircond in her room around evening.  Usually she would only switched on the aircond just before bed.  She told that she was feeling hot and we all thought maybe it’s due to the hot spell we are experiencing now.

Then on the 12th March (Saturday), she told me she was feeling tired after we came back from the park nearby. Later that day, she said she felt warm and her temperature was around 37 to 37 degree C. Gave her an Actifast before bed and she was ok the next morning. She did wake up with some runny nose but it stopped afterwards. Gave her a nasal self test kit and it was negative. Then the next day which was a Monday, she’s fine until the evening when she said her head felt heavy. I quickly got her to do another nasal self test and it showed positive immediately.  My heart sank but I was pretty calm.  She did another saliva test just to confirm and it showed positive too.

The silly girl was crying and kept saying sorry.  I told her it’s not her fault and she doesn’t have to be sorry.  She knows how careful we have been all these while.  We never go out to the mall or dine out since we came back from Ipoh on 4th February after the Chinese New Year celebration.  That was when the cases started to escalate.

I quickly sent her to her to quarantine in her room and began sanitizing the house. Everything was a blur at that time and I couldn’t even think straight.  Luckily I have my group of friends who calmed me down and offer all the support I need. Whenever I am not sure of anything, they were there to give me advice. My family was very concerned too and my sisters sent over a care package for Ashley and me.

This is a list of things that I got ready for Ashley during her 7 day quarantine:-

  1. Cough syrup for dry cough
  2. Expectorant for phlegmy cough (the phlegm came later)
  3. Betadine Throat Spray
  4. Flu meds
  5. Actifast
  6. Salt water with lemon juice for gargling throat daily ( 3x a day)
  7. Vitamin C
  8. Vitamin D
  9. Probiotics

She was still feeling fine on Day 1 of the quarantine which was on the 14th March.  The symptoms started to show on Day 2. She had runny nose, cough, sore throat and low grade fever.

On Day 3 and Day 4, she started to feel lethargic and nauseous.  All the other symptoms were reducing.  Despite being in quarantine, she was still attending online classes and didn’t really rest.  She said she dozed off during some lessons in between.

Day 5, she tested negative on using the nasal self test kit.  Then all of a sudden, the runny nose, cough and sore throat went away.  She still felt tired and nauseous.  On Sunday, she tested again because the school needs to see the test kit before she can return.  Her 7-day quarantine ended on Sunday.

She only came out of her room on Monday morning when it was time to school.  She misses her dogs very much and kept talking to them.

During her quarantine, she has been asking me to take photos of them and sent to her.  She even video called them.

Off to school she goes.

Today is already one week after she is out of quarantine and she still feels nauseous and gets tired easily.  I got her the anti-nausea pill from the pharmacy and she feels better after taking it.

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Dapper Wedding Suits For Men

Buying a wedding suit can feel like a daunting task even for the most seasoned shopper out there. There are many factors to be taken into consideration such as the dress code, season-appropriate fabrics and colors. If you are looking for a wedding suit, well you are in luck. Ahead is some trendy selection of men’s wedding suits tailored to complement all styles and budgets from Acemenswear.

Wedding suits are more versatile and can be worn for various dress codes, from casual to black-tie.  Suits in light gray or soft linen create a more laidback but polished wedding day look for a casual ceremony.  If it is a semi-formal wedding, you can take it up a notch with a charcoal or navy suit in wool or twill. For formal or black-tie attire, grooms will look dapper in a classic three-piece suit.

Ready to suit up? Read on for the best wedding suits for grooms, groomsmen, and guests.

Whether you are a groom, groomsmen, or guest, this timeless and reliable wool blend one suit should be a part of your wardrobe.


If you are having a wedding or attending a wedding by the beach, this shawl lapel-fitted wedding suit is a no-brainer.

Pastel color for a spring wedding is an ideal choice. This pastel hue suit is flattering on all skin tones.

While a white wedding suit is forever classic, this jacquard 3 piece style is anything but traditional. You will be sure to stand out on your wedding day.

For a wedding suit that looks great and does not break the bank, this casual linen bespoke suit does not disappoint. Featuring a slim fit and notched lapels, this suit is flattering and timeless.

Check out Acemenswear for more options.  They also have a huge range of men’s suits and prom suit to suit men of all sizes and styles.

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Comfortable Shoes That You Don’t Want To Take Off

If you have been following my blog, you would know that I love shoes. I love buying shoes and I cannot get enough of them.  My mum who has seen my shoe collection said I should really build a larger shoe cabinet to store them because my shoes have taken over hubs’ space.

After my not-too-recent shoe incident, during Christmas to be exact, I have been looking for a pair of black heels.  I have blogged about that incident here.  Black shoes are highly versatile and they go with everything. Recently the good people from Lucca Vudor sent me a pair of black heel sandals. Talk about the Law of Attraction!  I am over the moon because this wide-toe box shoe is my favourite shoe design.

I love this strappy block heel shoe because it is breathable and comfortable to wear.  Made with lambskin leather, it also features a special padded insole that is cushiony soft. I wore this heel to the office two days ago and it was so comfortable that I didn’t even feel like I was wearing a pair of heels.  Best of all, I don’t even feel tired after wearing this pair of heels from 8.30am to 5pm.  I am glad that I did not get any blisters at all, unlike some new shoes that I wore in the past. The soft leather just adjusts to the shape of my feet immediately. I can tell that this Sarai heel is made from high-quality leather.

If you are on the lookout for a pair of affordable leather shoes, you may want to check out Lucca Vudor.  You can purchase the shoes online from their website or walk into their store located in Atria Shopping Gallery.  Below is the address:-

Atria Shopping Gallary G-15
Jalan SS 22/23, Damansara Jaya, 47400
Pretaling Jaya,Selangor, Malaysia
Opening Hours: 11.00AM TO 7.00PM 

Lucca Vudor’s shoe collection is specially designed for comfort using top-quality Italian calfskin.  All their shoes feature special padded cushion insoles for added support and lift.

A few pairs of shoes from Lucca Vudor caught my eyes and I think I am going to check them out at Atria soon.

Lucca Vudor Comfort Shoes

This is Shanelle A068-135 and this pair of fisherman sandal design is trending hard this season.

I also like this sporty Fantasia leather sneaker. It has an elevated sole that can add inches to my height.

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After A Stressful Week

This week has been a stressful one for me. That explains the lack of post on my blog.  Things are better now and I will blog about it in a few days’ time.  In the meantime, I ordered some keto food for myself to de-stress.  

I got myself 2 sets of keto scones and 1 slice of keto buttercream cake from Kiara Cakes yesterday.  I was actually shocked to see the size of the keto food.  They are so small but more expensive than regular scones and cakes.  Boo Hoo!  Well I guess there is no choice unless I bake them myself. 

Wish keto food is not that expensive. Anyway, it was good to indulge in some of these.  I deserve them after a harrowing week. 

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I Need These To Keep Me Going When I Work

I have this thing for inhalers and rollers.  It all started with the Peppermint Field inhalers that I discovered during my trips to Bangkok. A whiff of the peppermint smell can calm my nerves.  Every time when I go to Bangkok, I would stock up.  What is it with menthol inhalers in Thailand? There are available in all pharmacies and also 7-11.

I read online that the Thais use them daily to cover up the nasty smell in the city or to mask the pollution.  The inhalers and balms can revive the senses and increase energy.

I also like those balms that give a very strong minty and burning sensation like the Axe brand medicated oil. I discovered the Thai brand – Siang Pure Balm which also give me instant relief.  I found them from a seller at the market.

He also brings in other types of inhalers. The bottom of these tubes is a small compartment with the oils in liquid form. You can drop some oil into the inhaler when the smell is not so strong anymore.  The oils can also be used to relieve mosquito bites.

My stash of stress-reliever and pick-me-ups when I am at the office or at home.

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Banana Paratha Pastry Using Air Fryer

If you don’t know already, I am a fan of TikTok.  I love checking out this app whenever I am free because it is very entertaining.  I get lots of hair DIY ideas, health tips, awesome dance tutorials and last but not least, cooking tips.  You’ll be surprised that there are many cool cooking tips and recipes on TikTok. I love to find simple and easy to cook recipes and would try them out.  The latest one is this Banana pastry made using airfryer.

The ingredients include banana (of course), frozen Paratha, an egg and sesame. So when I have 2 bananas left yesterday that were turning soft, I decided to try out this recipe with Ashley.

Took out the frozen paratha.  Do not defrost it because the paratha becomes soft real fast.

Peel a banana and roll it over the banana. Tuck in the ends and then slice it into bite-size pieces. Next, coat them with egg wash and arrange them in the airfryer.

Some funny looking banana paratha we got there *chuckle* Ashley didn’t roll it firmly.

We put them into the airfryer and cooked for 15 minutes at 180 degree Celsius and that’s all.  Ashley said they are good and hubs said they are very sweet. Must be the ripened banana. Try it out if you are a banana fan or roti fan.

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Engagement Ring Trend Must Haves In 2022

The past two years have reminded many of us that the future is unpredictable. The pandemic has impacted everything.  For many couples, their engagement and wedding plans have to cancelled or postponed because of it.  Planning for a wedding is stressful enough, but having to put their plans on hold is a nightmare.

Many people have decided to just ‘let’s live and go for it’ this year. So 2022 is going to be a busy year as couples are starting to move ahead, exploring new avenues and plan for their weddings.  After a frustrating two years, people want to express their love more significantly. On the jewelry front, this year looks a little brighter.  Be prepared to see more dazzling colored stones to grand statement pieces. 

If you are shopping for engagement ring and are wondering what trends to keep tab on, do scroll ahead for some of the most sought after engagement rings that you can find in Shesaidyes, a leading online jeweler that is well known for its superior quality and wide range of handcrafted jewelry

Moissanite Eternity Band

An eternity band symbolizes that love lasts forever. They are the perfect way to show your lasting promise to your loved one. Flawlessly-created, the My Everything Moissanite Eternity Band is a perfect way to show your lasting promise to your loved one.  This beautiful ring features two rows of of moissanite gems and will sure to sparkle day and night. Available in rose gold, white gold and platinum. 

SHE·SAID·YES "My Everything" Eternity Wedding Ring

Colored Stones

More and more modern brides are going for a wedding aesthetic that is a break from traditional styles. If that is what you want, colored stones may suit you the best.  Some of the popular choices are colored gemstones in blue and yellow like this Starry Night engagement ring that is a gorgeous display of style and craftsmanship and is a miniature version of Van Gogh’s timeless Starry Night painting.

SHE·SAID·YES "The Starry Night" Round Cut Side Stone Engagement Ring

If you are looking to buy wedding ring sets that come with an engagement right and a wedding band, moissanite wedding sets like My Muse fit together perfectly, creating a seamless look.  This captivating bridal set is intricately designed to showcase the brilliance of the center stone that is flanked by sparkling accents on the leaf frames. 

SHE·SAID·YES "My Muse" Round Cut 2pcs Bridal Set

The above latest engagement ring trends will help to make your shopping experience easier. Shesaidyes is dedicated to providing its valuable clients with fine pieces that are impeccably designed to ensure that they stand the test of time.  Whether you are shopping for engagement rings, wedding bands, proposal rings or anniversary rings for her Shesaidyes has all the beautiful jewelry you need. 

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