Dec 19, 2011

Christmas Baking

Finally had a bit of time to do some Christmas baking...well basically I had to stay up all night. haha.

Peppermint Meringues
Followed the recipe from

Snowflake Sugar Cookies
Adapted the recipe from Joy of Baking

Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake Cupcakes
Roughly adapted from Annie's Eats... cos I was lacking some ingredients but it still tasted good. haha.

Update: I retried the recipe and this time watered down my strawberry jam so I managed to get the swirls right. yay. :)

December hasn't been very good... a lot of ups and downs...Praying hard things will get better. :)


Dec 12, 2011

Vijay + Stef

Took a trip down to Malacca to attend Vijay and Stef's wedding, FINALLY! They've been dating for 6 years! :)

With the girls at the church wedding. Miss you all! ♥


Malacca River

Congrats to the couple, it was a beautiful wedding ♥
(can't wait to see little Stefs and Vijays running around. hehe.)

-Mini review of Tidur Tidur Guesthouse-

We only planned to stay a night in Malacca and Justin told us about Tidur Tidur Guesthouse which is owned by his friend Stanley (who is now our friend too. haha.). For the non-Malaysians, "Tidur" means "sleep" in Malay so Tidur Tidur means Sleep Sleep. ;)

  • Type of accommodation: Backpacker style
  • Rooms: Currently they have private rooms for 2 or 4, so no sharing with strangers, even if you're alone you'll get the room to yourself. :)
  • Bed types: All bunk beds (double-decker)
  • Toilets: Shared toilets, separated into male, female and unisex toilets. Equipped with hot shower.
  • Pantry: Small pantry with hot water provided.
  • Wi-Fi: Free Wi-Fi available!
  • Price: VERY affordable. Sun - Thurs: RM15/bed; Fri & Sat: RM20/bed
  • Location: Strategic. Just a 5-10 min walk away from the main Jonker Street shops. Back of the shop is the Malacca River, gorgeous views especially at sunset. :)
  • Breakfast: At the moment, no breakfast provided. But you're in Malacca...there's so much to eat! Cendol, Chicken Rice Balls, Nonya food, Nonya kuih, pineapple tarts, Nadeje Mille Crepe (not in Jonker, this one is in Melaka Raya and Dataran Pahlawan) etc.
  • Other things to note: There's a lounge area with board games and cards for chillaxing. There are also tables and chairs along the corridor. One thing to note is that the rooms DO NOT have air-conditioning or ceiling/stand fans, Tidur Tidur Guesthouse uses a green system whereby each room has a ventilation fan that draws in the cool air from outside the rooms (ceiling fans and aircond located outside the rooms). It can get a lil stuffy in the day time but we had no problems sleeping at night.

Overall our stay was made very enjoyable thanks to the very friendly Stanley Chin. He is a young local designer who designs, manufactures and sells T-shirts. The front of Tidur Tidur Guesthouse is his shop Nil Six Studio/Mlackeny Der selling his T-shirts (which are unbelievably affordable and of very high quality. We bought 4 T-shirts from him!) and the back is the guesthouse which he recently opened.

If you're looking for a simple, clean, basic place to stay for a night or two in Malacca, Tidur Tidur Guesthouse is highly recommended. And you'll be in the heart of Malacca, Jonker Street, where all the good food is. hehe. :) And if you've never been to Malacca, ask Stanley for some recommendations and he'll pull out his map and show you were to go. ;)

The 3 of us with Stanley (in black)

Tidur Tidur Guesthouse

Nil Six Studio / Mlackeny Der



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