Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Received Val Day pressies yesterday. Not feeling very wordy at the moment. At Singapore waiting for my transit to Sydney.
Anyway, a picture tells a thousand words as they say.
Monday, February 14, 2011
Woke up and my mum was eagerly telling me there's a chubby puppy outside with the black puppy that started showing up a few days ago. Didn't even get to go to the toilet first! But the puppies were really cute. The black puppy was excitely playing with the chubby puppy.
Got some photographic evidence.
Made cheesecake last week: Chocolate Cappuccino Cheesecake
It was my first time trying to bake a cheesecake in a water bath. It's supposed to prevent cracking and keep the temperature in the oven even. But after chilling for a few hours, the cheesecake still didn't set properly. I've checked the baking instructions and I've baked it long enough.
I've just found this: How to make the Perfect Cheesecake. Because of the water bath, it seems like the temperature can't go higher than 100 degrees Celcius whereas my baking instructions says 180 degrees for 45 minutes. :( fail!
Friday, February 04, 2011
Preparations were pretty last minute. But it was because we thought it was best to buy the things just before we went to Jenny's house. I didn't have much space in the fridge the day before because my mum was occupying 100% of the fridge.
So the 3 of us went to Econsave to buy the ingredients. I was shocked to find that the Wombok and Golden Mushrooms are no longer there! I went to Econsave the day before to make a survey and both were in abundance. I guess you shouldn't try to mess with housewives before CNY. Best to stock up on both before it's too near the big day.
This is our soup base! Added chicken stock cubes, dried scallops, half of a cabbage, red dates, wolfberries and mushrooms. I think everyone would agree that it was delicious!
|Bee looks lovely as usual. ^.^|
|Huiling, Lihfong and Woantyng!|
|Janice joined us later because she got caught up at work. ^.^|
|Group photo taken by Kelvin with Jenn's mum in the background.|
|Two of my favourite cuties~|
|Jenny forcing Lucky to diet to fit into this. >.<|
Had a field time reminiscing about the drama team I was in in 2004 on the trip home from Alor Setar. I have always had a pleasant memory of the times we had. Somehow this time I could remember the more unpleasant aspect of the experience.
Disappointment, betrayal, being doubted, abandonment, rotten politics. It seems so fresh in my mind. It almost overshadowed the happier times we had together.
The drama team was never about all that. About getting to the top or doing anything it takes to win. I have always felt it was about a group of friends who had something to do after school (and a reason to skip classes!) and working together towards a goal. The times we shared practising, making props and most importantly eating (I think I put on a lot of weight that year thanks to the countless nasi lemak breaks and KFC trips)! Those were the good times.
I still remember the bus trips we made. This was before any of us had driving licences. The beginning, where it all started. We bought material for the costumes for the more eccentric characters, spray paint and other props. And we camped at my house shredding cloth to make the costumes for the witch, cat and the dark elements (I forgot what they were called already. hahaha.. I think it's Weileng and Etyng's characters).
I still remembered how I got the idea to include a witch into the story. It was during the prefect marching practice. I just had this idea and the script started to get better from there. We had a bland story about love between father and daughter before that. It gave us a lot of room for more creativity. The spells and also more extravagant props.
I am really glad that we managed to advanced to nationals. It gave us more time to spend with each other, practising and working hard. Through all those times, we became fast friends. Now, we seem to have drifted apart. Some of us still keep in touch with each other and that's what matters I believe.
It's impossible I guess to keep all the friends you have had from before. Still, I am happy for all the times we have had. I hope the memories will remain happy and not corrupted by some of the sadder aspects of the drama team.
Thursday, February 03, 2011
Happy Chinese New Year to whoever still comes to check out my blog! Hope happiness and luck will be abundant this year.
This year for me is truly a beginning to a new chapter of my life: old age. lol. I hope to make the best of it and hope I'll be making money and affording things that I would like to buy. And not to forget have more time for charity and giving more love and understanding to everyone.
A happy and cheerful bus driver really makes a difference to a person's day. Just being nice and civil to someone can make the day seem a little better. So, this bunny year, smile more and bring a change to the world by being more cheerful!
Friday, January 14, 2011
We drove to Ipoh in Jenny's trusty Kelisa. First stop of the day was Purple Cane Tea House. We were starving when we arrived. Thanks to google maps being only 90% accurate.
As there were only 4 of us, we didn't order much as it was supposed to be a foodie trip but it turned out differently in the end.
|Noodles that tasted good. =)|
|Sweet potato balls! Really wish there are easily available in Penang|
|Avoid this. >.<|
|Fish and meat balls we had for lunch~|
|Some strawberry drink|