Wednesday, 1 August 2012


McDonald's is one of the most recognizable franchise not just in fast food, but worldwide. But even with that said, most healthy people I know won't even step foot into any fast food restaurant on their cheat day, let alone at McDonald's. There are two folds in this; first, I'm gonna have the most popular thing on the menu. Then, I'm gonna break them apart have a look at their calorie content. Second, find something a little bit healthier to eat at McDonald's.

Big Mac, french fries and a cola.

Okay let's take a look at our "Big" Mac here. Not too sure about that big part. There's a bread bun at the top. Now look at the patties now. I remember eating a burger with thicker patties! With "Big" Mac it's barely even a centimeter thick. And from the looks of it, it's not even real meat. Certainly not the beef a healthy enthusiast would eat. Furthermore, they put a pathetic excuse for vegetables into the burger. Tiny pickles, a bit of salad. If you dig deeper into your Big Mac you see another even smaller patty, glued with what looks a sad manufactured cheese.

Now that we've broken apart the "Big" Mac, it certainly doesn't look very appetizing anymore. No wonder they package it like cramping everything together.

Let's take a look at their calorie contents!
ItemServing SizeCaloriesCalories from FatTotal FatSaturated FatCholesterolSodiumCarbohydratesFiberSugarsProtein
Big Mac7.8 oz (219 g)5602703010801010463825
Small French Fries2.6 oz (74g)230100112014030302
Coca Cola12 oz (355 ml)14000110960390390

Now if you're on the road to somewhere and forced to eat at McDonald's, here what I think would be the healthiest choice based on the carbs, sugar content and calories.

White meat Chicken breast. 
30-35g of protein!

 Some oats

 and a little bit of fruits

Here's an interesting point, this meal costs almost 3 times as much as the "Big" Mac. But in comparison, in Big Mac all you have is a big pot of sugar (Coke) and a small burger. The other meal however, make cost a little more time and money. But at least if you are forced to have to eat out at a fast food restaurant and you want to stick with your meal time and nutritional plans, this certainly wouldn't be the worse way to have them.

By Arif Ismail 


Just last month, my friends and I got a treat by our former Chemistry teacher to Excapade in Gadong. We had the reservation on table 5 at 8 pm.

We ordered A LOT and I really mean A LOT, of sushi! :D

Below are what's left of our overindulgence..

As for the bills.. I don't think my former teacher will be treating us anywhere anytime soon xD

$300+ Bill.. woop woop!

SNSD, Izzan


Last week,my mum decided that she wanted to try this new peanut butter cookie recipe she found on the internet.

She was randomly looking for recipes and found this Peanut Butter and Dark Chocolate Cookie recipe and wanted to give it a shot.

It took her about 2 hours to baked the cookies and it tasted really good.Of all the cookies i ever tasted,this was one of the best.

Therefore,i would like to share this recipe to all the beloved readers and i hope you enjoy this one ^___^
Peanut Butter and Dark Chocolate Cookies
1 C reduced fat peanut butter
1 egg
If you are using sugarless peanut butter, add 1/2 C of splenda or brown sugar to taste
2 Tbspn chopped nuts (I used Brazil nuts, almonds and some flaxseed)
30g Dark chocolate, broken into chunks

Heat oven to 200C. Mix all ingredients and use a tablespoon to scoop the dough onto a baking parchment. Press the dough with a fork to get that traditional cookie effect. Pop into the oven, and reduce the heat to 180c. Bake for 10 minutes or until you couldn’t bear the fragrant smell anymore.
GeeGee, The Syamil.


We all know that ESH (Elaun Sara Hidup) in Brunei has distributed to all inpatient Bruneians!
So Brunei is thundered by rain of KACHING$$$$!!
So does my mom ;)))
So we went out to break our Iftar since it is month of Ramadhan!

We went to Curvy Baissre Restaurant located somewhere in the capital city of Brunei!

As I ordered the Chopped Lamb Shank with Barbecue Gravy, it was beyond delicacy of butter and spices..

For my dessert, I ordered flat waffle with Vanilla ice cream AND a warm heavenly CREME BRULEE.. I must say my tongue was 7 minutes in heaven.. The taste of cream, melted butter, a pinch of vanilla essence and scrumptious brown sugar as the toppings...

It was a very good Iftar with the delicacy of western food and try something different than regular order :) 

Lovettes, Khairuz <3


Last week it was memorable event for my family and I!!

There were 5 members in my family who's birthday that fell on July.. We celebrated their birthday at one time so no time and money wasted except their 5 birthday cakes special ordered for the event...
This would be the best cake soo far that my cousin ordered as it was a fondant decor cake and it tastes like HEAVEN!!!

I must say, Im not the biggest fan of Justin Bieber but somehow its my little sister obsession.. JB cake! :)

This pictures were taken during the event and it was TOTALLY FUN HILARIOUS..

If any of you interested to order or reserve cakes for any of your occasions, you can simply add 'MIDORI ISING CAKE' on the FACEBOOK!

XOXO, Zatul <3