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How to Prepare Hai Di Lao Self-Heating Hot Pot (海底撈懶人自煮自熱小火鍋 )? Only Need Water!

March 3rd, 2020 · Nobody Surrendered

Have you ever try self-heating hot pot? It’s been around for few years, finally I got to try it out myself. Pretty interesting.

The first one I bought was spicy beef tripe flavour. Not bad, I really like the tofu strips, beef tripe, and the spicy hot pot base. The crackers is quite nice too but I do not recommend you to add it into the hot pot, just eat it on its own. In fact all the ingredients provided are cooked and vacuum packed except the tofu strips. The heat generated by the self-heating pack is enough to heat them all up and cook the tofu strip. You can share this with 2 or 3 people and paired it with plain rice. Very flavourful, tastes exactly like the mala hot pot you have in hot pot restaurant. Even though it is spicy, it is not too spicy for me. If you can’t handle spiciness, then this flavour is definitely not for you. Check out the unboxing and the preparations in this video 😉

The next one is tomato chicken flavour. This one is not spicy. The broth is more on the sweeter side with subtle sour taste, a bit too sweet for my liking though. I also don’t like the chicken meat texture, it’s just werid hmm… The rest are OK. Here’s my unboxing and preparations video 🙂

Before I end this post, I must stress that DO NOT TOUCH the self-heating pack with wet hand or when it is already in the water. You are going to burn yourself! I watched quite a number of people unboxing this hot pot and handled the self-heating pack dangerously. Also, READ THE INSTRUCTIONS before you start! Different flavour has different sequence in unpacking the ingredients into the container.

Have fun trying it and let me know what do you think.

Categories: Food Porn · From My Angle · My Kitchen · Vlog

How to Make Easy Seaweed Snack

February 26th, 2020 · Nobody Surrendered

Here’s the old post of the recipe for Seaweed Twist back in 2006 😛 Yes, 2006! Not 2016. Now I have the video for it 😉 Very easy to make, have fun trying.

You can call it Seaweed Crunch or Seaweed Crisps or Seaweed Twist or whatever you like, it refers to the same thing.

Categories: Food Porn · My Kitchen

My Experience with 5D Diamond Embroidery (Diamond Painting)

February 19th, 2020 · Nobody Surrendered

I’ve been wanting to post about this since 2018 and guess what?!?! I’ve totally forgotten about publishing hahaha…

If you have noticed back in 2018(doubt you even remember or have seen it, it’s 2020 now!), I’ve been making quite a few 5D diamond embroideries and shared it on my social media accounts(Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter). Many people were wondering about it, it looked fun and they would love to try.

Let me share my experience with you. The key components of the embroidery set made up of:

1. A canvas with your preferred image, the areas to stick the resin diamonds are sticky.
2. Packs of resin diamonds for you to stick on the canvas.
3. A tray for you to pour the resin diamond when you work on the canvas.
4. A drill with a piece of sticky patch for you to pick up the resin diamond so that you can easily fill the canvas with it.


It’s not hard to do, all you need it a lot of patience and time. It is pretty addictive too once you got the hang of it.

What you need to bear in mind is to make sure you don’t soil the sticky area, otherwise the resin diamonds will not stick. Normally I did it by colour rather than by area. Do not remove the layer of plastic completely, only reveal the part where you want to work with. Cover the plastic back after you’re done with the part so that those area that you’ve not work on will still stay sticky. Don’t rest anything or even your arm or wrist on the sticky part.

So far, I did 5 already. Framed them up too.


Try it out if you want to. Not too expensive when you buy it online. It’s so much easier than cross-stich. No need to tinker with needle and it’s safe for children too. Just like colouring except you colour with resin diamonds. Here’s what I’ve done over the 7 months of 2018 hehehe…




By the way, I’ve stopped doing it already. I’ve given my last set to a friend as birthday present because I just can’t find time to do it anymore(just an excuse ;p). It can really take up your whole day doing it and continue on for days! The fun and enthusiasm will be gone if I can’t glue myself to it for hours and days. Once I got it all done, aside from feeling accomplished, I would feel guilty because I spent too much time on it. At least I’ve done 5 ;p You really need to control yourself and manage your time when you want to do this.

Categories: Fab Fashion · From My Angle · Girl Stuffs · Review It!

Happy Valentine’s Day 2020

February 14th, 2020 · Nobody Surrendered

So… How’s your day so far? Just another day for me. Have been trying to catch up with making new posts and still wonder what to do this year. *SHRUG* I don’t know what to do… Anyway, wishing you a Happy Valentine’s Day with your loved ones.

Categories: Bulletin Board · Randomness

[Vlog] Follow-up Review of Candy Magic Mini Straightener

February 7th, 2020 · Nobody Surrendered

Decided to make a follow-up video of this video on Candy Magic Mini Straightener that I bought last year because I didn’t test it fully on my hair, just a small chunk.

In this follow-up video, I tested it fully on my hair, the whole head of hair. Check out how effective and easy it is to use.

Hope this video can help you decide on whether this mini hair straightener is worth buying or not.

Categories: Girl Stuffs · Review It! · Vlog