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#CucukMyAZ at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (HCO B), 8/6/2021, 8.30am, What to Expect?

June 14th, 2021 · Nobody Surrendered

As you know #CucukMyAZ started in Kuching on 7th June 2021 and will be going on until July (if I recall correctly). Mine will be in few days time. Here’s the video that you might want to watch to see what and how it’s done.

*Pause the video if you want to read the details.

This experience was recorded at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (HCO B, blue zone) dated 8/6/2021. The appointment time was 9am, first morning batch. We check-in at 8.30am, number called at 9pm, check-out at 9.30am.

As there might be different team/organization in charge of each hall on each day, the experience might be different depending very much on the crowd situation. However, I believe the steps are similar.

It took 1 hour to complete everything. They even called my parents to confirm their attendance before appointment time. However, if your time assigned is in the morning, they will call you the day before.

There were more people in the morning, slightly longer wait but all in all it took us 1 hour. While in the afternoon, less people, no long waiting time but it was also done in 1 hour because of longer observation time. Since each hall was managed by different team/organisation, they had slight variation of management style but it didn’t affect their professionalism. Good job!

I wanted to film the experience for HCO A too but everything happened too fast that there wasn’t even chance to record properly. The experience was slightly different but in general the process was the same.

By the way, please only go when it’s your appointment time, do not go early to avoid unwanted crowding and issues. If everyone follows the assigned time, there will not be unhappy incidents like what we’ve been hearing. So please… Be responsible to yourself and others.

Categories: Uniquely Kuching · Vlog

How to Make Sweet Potato and Yam Balls and Bubur Cha Cha

June 7th, 2021 · Nobody Surrendered

Few months back, mom harvested yam from the backyard and we cooked some and still had some left. So I decided to make yam balls with it. Here’s the video on how I make it. It’s my first time making it. I used only glutinous rice flour so the texture wasn’t as chewy and it’s more soft like tang yuan. It’s best to use tapioca flour I think as every recipe I found uses tapioca flour.

After making too much of it. I froze them. Since I have some leftover coconut milk and almost-forgotten pandan leaves, I decided to make bubur cha cha with the sweet potato and yam balls. It’s my first time making it too.

Hehehe… Easy right?

Categories: My Kitchen · Vlog

Selamat Hari Gawai 2021

June 1st, 2021 · Nobody Surrendered

Another year of stay-at-home Gawai. Hope there is no Gawai cluster. Enough to have Raya cluster. It is enough to cause havoc to the nation. So… Please… Do your part! Last Raya, there are people received open house invitation. This Gawai, the same thing too, even offered to provide transport to go Gawai with them. Com’on ppl! Ngaiti… Which part the SOP said you can allow outside people to visit you?! Are you going to destroy your whole kampung?! You see la… With these kind of people, it does not matter who are at helm, it will not make any difference, all will end as being accused as kerajaan gagal… 🤦‍♀️ Yet those gagal one are the rakyat themselves not practicing self-control.

Categories: Bulletin Board · Me, myself and I · Public Events · Uniquely Kuching

Long Time Not Doing Unboxing Video…

May 26th, 2021 · Nobody Surrendered

Joined a contest few weeks back and won a Raya Box from Loka Made in collaboration with Maggi. It’s been a long time not doing unboxing video… Hope there is more to come.

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Foolproof Cup Measurement Kek Sarang Semut / Kek Gula Hangus

May 21st, 2021 · 1 Surrendered

Kek Sarang Semut or Kek Gula Hangus is my favourite traditional cake. Even though it’s made up of a lot of sugar but it doesn’t taste as sweet as other cakes. However, do bear in mind that, it is still sugar even though it doesn’t taste as sweet. I thought it is hard to make and didn’t dare to attempt it. After watching a few videos and studying through the ingredients and methods, it’s not hard at all, it doesn’t even need mixer(I killed my mixer few months back) while the ingredients required are easily available and common.

Here’s the video of my first attempt. I did my second attempt last weekend and I can now safely said that it is indeed foolproof! Just need to be a bit careful when melting the sugar and adding hot water to the melted sugar. I will upload the second attempt video next week *finger crossed*

Here’s the ingredients:
CARAMEL (Do this first so that it has time to cool):
1 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Hot Water
1/3 Cup (about 76gm) Butter

BATTER:
4 Gred B(medium) Eggs
1/2 Cup Condensed Milk
1 Tsp Vanilla Essence
1 Cup Sifted Multi-purpose Flour
2 Tsp Bicarbonate Soda

Instructions:
Check out the video

I’ve also uploaded a quick version in BM on my Instagram. Will upload the English version there soon too.

Have fun trying and do share with me if you managed to make it too 😉

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