Monday, February 16, 2009

Practical Valentine's Day Gifts!

If you have read some of my fun tags or meme, you should have realised by now that I am not a shopaholic *not-so-surprised smile*. I am also more stingy with myself than others, meaning, I don't mind buying expensive meals or stuff for hubby or mom but I do mind spending it on myself. Strange eh?

So what did I get myself for Valentine's Day? Something really really practical. I bought a new slingbag that can work for both office & casual use (2-in-1). My old bag was a gift from my sis who bought it from Singapore a couple of years ago. Now so "koyak" and "charn" already. In fact, its not only a Valentine's Day gift, its also a "bonus cum new year" gift too (3-in-1).

And then I bought a purse to replace my 15 year old purse (which I still love to bits!). I really really sayang to replace this purse which I bought in Robinson's Singapore during the good old days. I still remember it costs me S$79 then. At that time, heart so pain but I feel in love with it. Until now, I cannot find another "love" that can match my "love" for my old purse. Love is blind indeed .. hahaha.

What did I get hubby? Nothing really. Cos so far we dont really have the "gift-exchange" thingy that we practise each year, but hubby did ask me if I wanted any special gift in particular. I told him, I will just go get a bag to replace the "koyak" bag that I am using now lor ...

But how can I NOT get hubby anything right? Heeeeee... heeee.... so I baked him a cake. Its not any cake okay, its a CREAM CHEESE LOVE BUTTER CAKE! Yeah, dont play-play. Got money also cannot buy it. Baked it on Friday night, after work, at Mom's place as usual.


You can get the full recipe here but for this version, I added 2 tbsp of fresh milk, and that's it! It was perfect. Not crumbly like the previous time. All gone by the next day!

So how did we spend Valentine's Day? Well, we had to optimise the use of our only day off. I mean, only on Saturdays, we are free to do the things we want to do, without having to get into the office and without having to take care of lil one. And having the house ready soon, we have been spending most of the Saturdays window shopping, ideas-hunting, meeting up with suppliers for kitchen cabinets, interior designers, and also visiting expos and exhibitions every now and then. And last Saturday was no different. Had a follow-up discussion with a kitchen cabinet supplier and an interior designer.

For dinner, I stayed back at Mom's place cos my aunt & cousin was visiting with their lil one so thought maybe my brat could better spend his time playing with his lil cousin too. Dad was happily driving off to spend his Valentine dinner with his entire family. And this is the very first time since we met that we are separated for Valentine's dinner.

So what did you guys do on Valentine's Day?

8 comments:

Josephine said...

Hey, ur cake very "swee".
Thanks! I bought 2 CROCS on Saturday. Donno why the CROCS in Malaysia, they give transparent plastic bag, so ugly. When I bought it in SG, they give nice paper bag + recycle bag leh!
I bought 2 pairs of CROCS, can u imagine me carry the 2 pairs of CROCS in transparent plastic bags walking around in Lot 10 area? Worst thing is, i went to Joyoya after that!

MamaFaMi said...

I guess we are in the same boat, or shall I say, CRUISE (kasi up sket, tak mainlah naik boat! Hahaha)! I am always stingy when it comes to spending money for myself, but it's for the family, it's like the shops are giving me for free! Hahaha...

Wah...don't play play aa, your cake looks so yummy la...

LittleLamb said...

very nice cake.....
i love to try..

Sasha said...

ah moving also huh? i moved in a few months edi...still unpacking alot to do wan... *pengsan*

Sasha said...

And yr cake is very nice.. i bet yr hub eat until his eyes "blink blink". Dun play play..full with Lurve nia

sting said...

got love shape too! so sweet of you :-) happy hunting for things in your new house ya

VG said...

Wow...the cake looks perfect. Want a slice right now Jo.

What did I get for Valentine's? Chinese takeaway! Not complaining cos it meant I did not have to cook, LOL!!!!

HN said...

Your cake looks so salivating!!! I baked a cake for hubby too, but it's a big mess (read more in my blog :P)Anyway, glad that you have a sweet Valentine!and Happy Belated V.Day too!