Liyana
Modest Style Blogger
Maximalist at heart, minimalist by experiment
Disniac + Colour chaser

Resepi Sup Ayam

* i will be writing this recipe in Bahasa Malaysia + English = Manglish, people, thanksss. oh, mayn, i could sure eat some mangosteens now... (i dunno, saying 'Manglish' instantly reminded me of mangosteens)

OK saya nak minta maaf sebab takde gambar sup ayam yang lagi cantik. Tapi gambar cantik ke tak cantik, sedap OK sup ayam nih.



Makan-Makan in Italy: Rome Episode

A question i asked myself before i went to Italy was, "I wonder if i would get sick of Italian food?".

I have to say, i don't know the answer to it. I spent seven (7) days in Italy and told myself to not give myself the chance to finding out the answer, mostly because i am afraid the answer could turn out to be "Yes you CAN." Although at one point, and that point was in Rome, i couldn't decide if i wanted pasta, pizza or risotto, and decided it was time to take a break from Italian food.

But nevertheless, being in Italy and enjoying Italian food was probably the best part for of the trip for me. I wished i have the appetite to eat two lunches and three dinners everyday.

There was a cafe really nearby to where we were staying in Rome. The great thing about being in Italy when we were there was the good weather, so it was really lovely to be outdoors all the time. We bagged a spot at one of the tables outside the cafe to enjoy a little view.


Not the best view, but it's quite Rome-ish to stare at while enjoying our food.

I ordered the spinach and ricotta cheese cannelloni. 


Makan-makan in Italy: Florence Episode!

Or Firenze, as they call it. Florence sounds all flowery and dainty. Firenze on the other hand sounds macho and strong.

This opinion is totally not necessary to be voiced out, but i think i would like to point that out just because. Either way, i like both names. Florence or Firenze is the capital of the region Tuscany, and Tuscany is touted as the "birthplace of the Italian Renaissance".

I suppose i'm kind of a romantic at my travelling-heart, because as we travel to different places in Europe, Shah and i discovered that our favourite cities are different. Travelling-Shah likes to go "Go! Go go GO!" whereas Travelling-Liyana likes to stroll down a scenic road hand-in-hand licking gelato.  

Which is why i loved Florence so much. It's just as beautiful as people said, and yes, most importantly, romantic. It's full of those European quaint streets, like Paris, but unlike the greys of Paris, Florence is filled with warm, soothing colours. Someone online said Florence is best discovered on foot, NOT on an open-top tourist bus, and i entirely agree with that person.

The best part is, Shah loved Florence as much as i did! Superrr.


 Santa Maria del Fiore, or just called Duomo, is the top attraction here.


25 Facts About Me

No one asked me to do this, but i'm going to do it because it seemed like loads of fun! So here they go, the twenty five facts about me:


1. I really don't like wearing contact lens. But i wear them anyway because i hate it even more when my glasses slip down my nose during a hot, humid day.

2. I'm addicted to hot tea. The normal kind, by Boh or Lipton. If fancy, it's English Breakfast.

3. Outside of Malaysia, i have travelled to Thailand (Hat Yai), Singapore, New Zealand, Australia (Sydney), Indonesia (Bali), France (Paris), England, Belgium, Netherlands, Spain, Portugal (Lisbon) and Italy. I will be travelling to Luxembourg and Germany this weekend, hopefully!


4. Guyllian Sea Shells are the best comforting chocolates ever for me.


5. Red became my favourite colour at 11-12 years old after i found out it was Taylor Hanson and Mel C's favourite colour. (bonus: it's Shah's favourite colour too!)


Makan-makan in Italy: Milan Episode

I have decided to blog about all the glorious food i've consumed in Italy. Because we all are familiar with Italian food. And we know they're all gewddd.

Our first destination in Italy was Milan. Some people told Shah Milan isn't worth a visit. Shah was like, but The Last Supper is there! I was like, totes yeh! We gotta see The Last Supper! Because we love The Da Vinci Code and all! And i was also like, it's another fashion capital of the world!


So to Milan we went.


Only, you know, we didn't do our planning too well, because you need to book wayyy in advance to stare at the famed painting. Yes, you need to get a ticket or book a tour to stare at it, for 15 minutes. That's the time allocated for each group. If you're really, really lucky, it's not impossible to acquire a last minute ticket though. And you have a higher chance too if you don't go during the busy season. Oh well. At least the window-shopping will always be available.


We arrived from Paris to Milan after 5pm, and we were for some reason totally knackered by the time we checked into the guest house we booked. The guest house, by the way, kind of blew. It's really more like a hostel, so we were really really really glad we were only in Milan for a night.


A girl in tshirt, jammies pants and socks answered the door and led us into a gloomy house and checked us in (a process that involved a lot of confusion over the payment made online). Although that was the first clue to how stinky the house was, we have to give it to the girl. I say "girl" and not the adult version because she looks like a girl. And i'm allowed to call girls "girl" now because i'm 27 years old.


Anyway, as i was saying, we have to give her some credit, since she knows her way around public transportation in Milan very well. If tourists ask me questions on public transportation in KL/PJ, i wouldn't be able to answer them, i'm sure. Aside from telling us how exactly to get to places for the next day (she even included number of stops and things like that), she also suggested to us to go to a "non-tourist" area to have dinner, which is a short tram ride from where we lived. So i guess it wasn't totally useless that we stayed in that particular area.


We walked into this street at first.



And suddenly the little street led us into a whole other world.



The Balm Cheater! Mascara

I loveovelove The Balm. Especially their eyeshadows. If you love eyeshadows, you have to check out The Balm, really. But i'm not going to take responsibilities over any newfound addiction.

OK. As fab as their shadows are, how do their mascaras fare?

I can't say i know the answer to that, as i only own one of their few mascaras. But let's just concentrate on how this one fares out, shall we?

The packaging:



Yes, Zara IS Cheaper In Spain

Why is shopping in Zara Spain so much more exciting and fun than in Zara France and Zara Malaysia?

Because:

Spain is the birthplace of Zara (and so many other chic European brands)the things in Zara Spain are SO MUCH CHEAPER
Note: Taking the issue of actually getting to either Spain, France or Malay…

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