Friday, December 26, 2014

Blessed 2014 Christmas

Really thankful for a blessed year. I pray for all my friends and family members to have a great 2015 blessed with good health and a joy filled year.

Christmas Gift #8


Towel From my sis.

Christmas Gift #7


Power bank for my forever low batt iPhone 5 from Jasmine.

Christmas Gift #6


Told my youngest brother if he wanted to buy me a gift, get me honey.

Christmas Gift #5

Tumi bag from Derrick. This was an exchange as the one he bought was in loud orange. Too uncle for that. Hehe!

Christmas Gift #4


A crystal horse

Christmas Gift #3


Christmas gift exchange from SB.

Christmas Gift #2

SB said this will be good for my shoulder ache.

Christmas Gift #1



I told YK that I dun mind having this as a Christmas present, and there I have it.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

First Nite at Taipei

An expensive to dine base on Taiwan standard. Fusion style. I like the fish, salad.

刘若英 was just sitting at the table next to ours.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

3rd Pair of New Balance

I always wanted something of this colour.

There was a 30% discount so it was a must buy. Bought this pair for only S$55.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Selfie 50


Turning 50 soon.
OMG!!!
Here is 50 different looks of me.
Perhaps by the time I'm 50, I could upload 100 selfie.

Friday, September 5, 2014

A Celebration ofColours

What a splash of colours!

Though the food was terrible, but the company was awesome.

I'm glad I'm going for a short break.

A Gift to Myself

Went shopping today with no intention of buying anything. In the end, bought this long wallet for myself.

Green is normally not my choiced colour, but decided to get it as it is rather an unusual colour for an wallet.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

A Yummy Surprise

SB made me this huge lunch box of salmon salad. Love the smoked salmon, love the sauce and the combination of greens. Tks so much SB.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

爱琴海

Having breakfast at the balcony of Old Oia Houses overseeing the Aegean Sea, 爱琴海。

Thursday, May 29, 2014

A sweet surprise

I bumped into my colleague the other morning and she gave me this bowl of porridge. It was still hot when I gulped it down. Very tasty and very sweet of her.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Birthday Gift #7

I bought myself a birthday gift this year. I hope riding in it will help me to burn off a few calories.

Birthday Gift #6

Thanks YK for this pair of white slip-on, perfect for my Greece trip in June.

Birthday Gift #5

Thanks Adeline and Gean for this instrumental album.

Birthday Gift #4

Thanks Joyce for Michael Card's album. I remember first listening to him during my varsities days which were more than 20 years ago.

How time flies.

Birthday Gift #3

Thanks Derrick for the masculine Porter tote bag.

Birthday Gift #2

Thanks Lee Shan for the lovely baking book and accessories. Hopefully I'll be successful in baking them.

Birthday Gift #1

Thanks Siew Boon, Adeline and Gean for getting this pair of very comfortable Dr Marten sandals for me.

Birthday Celebration

My aunt said, "For children, it's add one year to their age on their birthday, for senior citizens, it's minus one year to our age. "

I do agree and yesterday, time took yet another year away from me. But I'm not viewing it so pessimistically, it just means that since our time is so limited, better spend our precious day wisely and eventfully.

Thanks my friends, for spending your precious time with me.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Bun Making

I attended a bread baking course by Valerie Ong last week and this morning, I want to put to practice what I have learnt.

The bread turned out looking very nice and taste wonderful too. The recipe uses the Yakone method which made the dough really soft.

I'm so happy that for my first try on my own, the buns turned out well.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Round vase

This is one of my end products from my 10 sessions coiling course at Sam Mui Kwang.

The round body is imperfect, you could see that it is not perfectly round. Like the crackle white glaze I had chosen. Like the Zen-ness.

Pizza

My first time making pizza from scratch.

I even made my own dough. It was quite easy to make but needs about 3 hours cos the dough need to expand for 2 hours.

It was quite successful and the taste was not bad, though I couldn't taste the ham.

Next time I'll make Hawaiian pizza with pineapple toppings. Kat even suggested hae bee hiam pizza.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Chocolate Banana Muffins

After 4 tries, this batch of muffins is the best so far.

They have a nice dome shape and I could taste both the chocolate and banana amidst the soft texture.

I'll try my hand on orange cake next, but let me finish my CNY goodies first.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

He left


He just disappeared!

Finally, I was expecting this but when it finally happened today, it still took me by surprised.

I know that he won't be visiting anytime soon. It will be a many more months before he will visit again.

In his absence, Mr. Windchime is unusually quiet. I believe the plants will be happy as well as they are safe now from his deadly forces that just dehydrate them to their death.

As I'm typing this, he did make his brief appearance again, perhaps to bid farewell.

I just wanna tell him, thanks so much for providing the cooling days and nights. I'll miss you greatly.

See you at year end, Wind. 

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Morning exercise

This morning, I went to Bukit Timah Hill, singapore tallest hill, for my morning exercise. Just wanna try something new. The first one third of the climb was really steep and it took quite an effort to complete it. Once it was cleared, the rest of the journey was rather easy.

I totally enjoyed this morning's climb. The weather was really cooling and I honestly didn't feel that I was in Singapore, more like Genting. Hope I'll get to do this more often.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Baking muffins


Kat gave me a recipe for muffin. I tried it and I love the taste. The muffins were rich in banana and just nice for sweetness. I quite happy with them till Derrick said they were too hard. So in order to have a source of comparison, I google for the best muffins in Singapore and "Chocolat N Spice" was featured in the net.

In order to benchmarked with the best, I went down to Tanjong Pagar Plaza and bought seven of their most popular muffins.

In comparison, my muffins were like lilliputians. So much smaller. Chocolat N Spice muffins rose very high. Their muffins also were very soft and fluffy, very nice texture. The only thing I dislike was the taste. Their muffins were all to sweet. Really really sweet.

Thus I just have to work on my technique to make my muffins soft and fluffy as the taste was good.

Will definitely experiment till I get it right!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Banana muffins

I didn't know that muffins are so easy and fast to make. You don't even need a mixer.

My first attempt on banana muffins without a electronic scale.

Taste wise it's not bad but I think I need to improve on the texture.

Monday, January 6, 2014

2014

2014!

It just come as scheduled.

And in no time, it will leave as scheduled too.

This keep happening, year after year, relentlessly. Not waiting for you.

2014!

It has to be purposeful responsible living.

Feed the mind, the soul, the body and the relationships. Be responsible for the work and finances. These will be my focus for 2014. Not really resolutions but something to keep me in focus so that I'll lead a life worth living.

A commitment to come back to blogging

After a long hiatus from blogging, I decided to make a come back. I just viewed a YouTube clip which suggest that if we commit to...