Monthly Archives: August 2010

happy 22nd bday!

celebrating my sis 22nd bday: skype style!

snippet of bday card:

“Each of us so far apart; but with the same thought in mind, with the knowledge of the significance this day of this year is. Its undeniable, our connection from within. And this’ll never change, wherever we may be.

I wish you all the best in life. I pray that you’ll always be happy, and in your moment of sadness you’ll find the highest comfort in the knowledge of how much we love you and how much you mean to us.

Happy birthday.”



met up with val,brig and khalie. ate at plaza sing

manhattan fish market fish and chips dory fish:

(why do they say dory fish its obviously not dory fish cos we all know they look like this


pretty good but i THINK fish and cos better, more crisp. but super filling and cheaper.

then walked around for a while before having dessert at secret recipe:

(clockwise: baked oreo cheesecake, choc, strawberry chocolate, caupochino cheese)

looks plain but the capuchino cheesecake is really good. capuchino flavour is strong but subtle enough to complement the cheese.

it was really nice meeting up, laughed like crazy. memories! lak lak lol!

new memory: pieface kissing



made creamy beefball linguine w potatoes. awesome.

freshly cut parsely from my garden 🙂



recently ive really liked gardening esp since my mum went to cambodia. ( and stopped massacreing the plants)

tomato plant: ( i grew from seeds!)

new generation tomato seedlings

dill from giselle’s mum





chocolate mousse

this week:

went haji lane with val

ate at some egyptian place

tzinkjzhi (totally wrong spelling)

it was  a horrible dirty place. felt like bugs were gonna spill out of the walls any second.

but the food was interesting.

haji lane is kinda querky. stuff there is really unique and quirky but kinda ex. val found a necklace that was really nice but it was $88.

so i just bought these nice wine glasses and halfheart handle cups. $2 each.

then went down to bugis





made damn good cream of mushroom soup with fontaine!

and chocolate mousse

(recipe from nigella sth, that british lady. i think she’s british, or english which is the same, or is it)

fontaine described my awesome  marshmallow design as a whitehead!

went for SPOT interview yesterday. kinda sucked. i should have bullshit more.

to prepare for the interview i actually read the newspaper in full for the first time for 2 days.  i cant believe i was so ignorant about these current issues:
The flood in Pakistan. Taleban blocking foreign aid. China and US tensions after joint military exercise with South Korea in the Yellow sea. Severe Famine in Western Africa, Niger. WFO running out of funds.

from now on i will read the news everyday.


there was this girl in the interview that said she wanted to help foreign workers have better transport options. i was like screaming in my head “ARE YOU SERIOUS. ARE YOU FRIGGIN SERIOUS YOU SLUT”

im not crazy.

and then there was this girl that went on and on  for like 3 mins on her course optometry.

i din stand out at all, other than being short and sweet: i wanna be in the programme cos i believe i can make the most out of it.i hope that was good enough. 😦


went to guild house suntec w chloe for dinner. met at novena first

had grilled chicken marinated in vietnamese spices served with red chilli jam. boomz


happy birthdays!



i got a belly piercing last week at far east

didn’t really hurt. cant really describe it but just imagine pinching your belly button with your fingerails. well..fingernails like mine.

but i guess im not too great a comparison…but dunno who said it was TEN TIMES MORE PAINFUL THAN AN INJECTION. purposely freak me out one lo now that i think bout i see her evil plan.


it goes exactly like how you see in videos. mark with pen, clamp, pierce. done.

i want these pair of shoes from riverisland but its $57. 😦

so i got these shoes from the little things she needs 2 for $29.90



made lemon cupcakes with fontaine. super nice!

the inside is really light with subtle lemon essence. and the mild brown crisp on the outside.  the lemon custard topping has a really strong lemon flavour. and the best thing is it isnt too sweet

now my mum wants me to make 60 for her rc welcome back party. 🙂

for her welcome backDINNER i plan to prepare a special dinner course for her:

entree: cream of leek soup

main course: roasted chicken with paprika potatoes and vegetables

desert: raspberry-ricotta parfait

im still pending on the soups; i dunno whether i should do leek or celery but i want sth light. i need a guinea pig

eee…! cant wait!


sakura buffet @cck sucks!

but the desert is good

leftover ann and pete candy



oh and im totally obsessed with how i met your mother now


i should have posted bout this a long time ago

fontaine kept showing me these vids to annoy me a while back

seriously wth is this:


“my brain hurts because i keep holding my breath”

oh no! did you run out of hand signals!!???

and i gotto say i really really find these guys the most obnoxious disgusting fagshit.

what kind of guy looks at a camera like that.

its seriously a disturbing culture thats growing

oh this explains it.


went to sydney australia from last wed to this tues

i travelled alone for the first time. and i had to tranist at adelaide too. couldnt sleep was a little anxious throughout the first 8 hour flight. was pretty tired cos the night before i slept late and had test in school in the morning. notice eye bags! took this pic in the plane’s toilet.

reached sydney at 11 plus sydney time and met up with everybody

walked around town the next day:


and skyped with mummy

ann and pete’s wedding 31jul2010!

at waterfront restaurant at darling harbour. so beautiful

nicole and nathan are so cute

my nephews 🙂


roasted pumpkin ravioli, pine nuts, sun dried capsicum, goats cheese and baby spinach

barbequed chicken slice w green olives and lemon salad

seared salmon fillet with riesling veloute roasted fennel, spinach and saffron rice

grilled loin f lamb w glazed potatoes ans minced pea puree and sugar peas

white chocolate mousse w raspberry jam in a dark chocolate treardrop

everybody after dancing!

australian weddings are great. they go like this:


personal speeches from the parents and couple


couple’s waltz


this thing where everyone’s in a ring and the couple goes around and hugs everyone one by one,thanking them for coming.

they’re so intimate and personal, so muc better than chinese weddings where yoiu cant see from one end of the room to the other.


next day we took the 7:30 am bus to jindabyne (base of snowy mountain)

and we spotted SO MUCH snow!!!!




next noon we drove a four wheel drive to perishier (wat a name..)up from jindabyne where the snow is 

the snow was so amazing it was like a dream.

snow felt like moistened cotton candy in my hands.

in the end it was really really eventful.

adrenaline over exhaustion

spontaneity overlack of plans.

quality over quanity.