Our New Toy! We got ourselves a new toy today! It makes things really hot and juicy and yummy! Have I gotten you filthy minded people to think senget oredi? WAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
We got ourselves an electric oven. When our love nest was under renovation, we did think about having a built-in oven. Unfortunately, built-in ovens cost a bomb and was way above our initially budget, hence the idea fell through. Luckily for us, there's still an alternative :D I was chatting with some friends (thanks, Jazzman & Ginseng, for the useful tips and how to go about choosing an electric oven) and we found a pretty decent electric oven at Jusco, 1U today. Luckily we didn't get it during the recent carnival sale! The oven's on offer now and the price is even cheaper than during the sale! ROTFL
Stand-alone electric ovens also provide pretty much the same functions, and at a more affordable price tag! So maybe they're not as "cool" looking as built-in ovens. They do, however, do a pretty good job at baking and roasting much like most built-in ovens. And that's more important, kan?
Our new toy~~~~
So what's the very first recipe we tried with the new oven? Baked dory fish with cheese and cherry tomatoes. Plus a side dish of roast asparagus *yummy* Because we didn't have proper baking dishes just yet, we used aluminium foil for the time being (gotta go get some baking dishes *takes mental note*). I learnt the fish recipe from The Apartment @ The Curve. Well, more like I copied the menu XD Tweaked it a little too, ehehehehehehehe! And the result?
Ta-daa! Yummilicious baked dory fish with cheese and cherry tomatoes!
Close-up shot. Are you salivating yet?! Ahaks!
Not forgetting the sweet baby asparagus *crunchy crunchy*
So there you have it. A simple and healthy meal v^^v I marinated the fish for about an hour, then seared it on each side for about 1 minute, before putting all the cheese, tomatoes and fresh rosemary and popping it into the oven to bake for about 15 minutes. That way the cheese won't burn and the fish will be nicely cooked on the inside. As for the asparagus, just toss them in olive oil and some sea salt (the garlic is optional, but I like it for the extra flavour) and roast them for about 10 minutes. It should be lightly crispy on the outside, but soft and juicy on the inside. I learnt this recipe from Men's Health (fantastic magazine by the way).
Private Thoughts As much as I want to say it out, I know I can't. It's difficult to keep thing all bottled up, what more have patience over such things. Why make things worse, right?
Sometimes keeping silent really is the best solution.
You're already an adult. I would expect you to act and think like one too. You've been taught to have respect for yourself and for others around you. Don't forget that. You have a group pf people that really care about you. Don't disappoint them. Don't hurt them. Don't anger them.
I sincerely hope you know what you're doing. You're too far away for me or for anyone to control you. In fact, we shouldn't even be controlling you as you're big enough to make your own decisions. However, I want you to remember this. That every action you take, has a reaction, be it positive or negative. Not everything is always about you. Sometimes a certain decision which you make will affect the many people around you too.
I do not know what is it you're seeking. I only hope that you really know what it is you're really seeking, and be happy.
Respect yourself and others. A person doesn't sweep aside all 9 years under the carpet for no apparent reason in a mere 3 months. Learn to cherish what you have. Because sometimes when you lose something, you lose it for real.
Collar High~ Why do some men like to flip their polo collars up? What's so cool about it ah? Cool meh? I think it's so ah-beng lor. Where got cool? Which part does it say it's "oh-I-am-so-cool-check-out-my-collar"? Why ah?
Ok, so maybe I'm a bit behind on the "latest trends". But seriously, what's so cool about having the collar so high for? Maybe the guy wants to hide the love bites from the girlfriend. You know lar, got love bite there wor, summore if from girlfriend #2, damn suey lor if girlfriend #1 saw it, kan? Later the girl "fat-larn-zha" take the kitchen chopper and chop his balls off while the guy's sleeping hor?
Or, the guy wants to hide his tattoo. Maybe the tattoo says something like "I love my pet dog" or "I love to wear pink underwear". And you know men lar, got huge ego wan mar. If his friends saw that, maybe will laugh at him and call him a faggot, so he has to hide the tattoo.
Or maybe the guy wants to keep the collar cleaner. You know how sometimes collars get really dirty from all the sweat and stuff. So maybe he thought, that by keeping the collar up, it will remain cleaner longer!
Or maybe the guy's an alien, and he actually has a socket behind his neck. Like in the movie Matrix. The guys goes about his daily live, records everything down, and then goes home, sticks some sort of cable into the socket and upload all the information onto a super duper computer on board the mother ship.
I think I better stop now, my imagination running loose oredi :P I better shaddup now... cos one of my bosses oso wears his collar up! Hyuks! This blog post was done in good humour. Wakakakaka!!!
Zero Body Fat Girl I've just gotten myself a new label: Zero Body Fat Girl
How this label came about, very interesting question. The story goes like this... Once upon a time, there was this young man who keep telling people he will join a gym and get himself all fit. He went on and on about the idea for a very very long time, and as the chinese would say... "No action, talk only".
So after many moons of procrastination, a young maiden, bored of the young man's constant indecisiveness and procrastination, decided to give the young man a run for his money and challenged him to actually put his words in action.
Young man: You give me 6 months! 6 months is all I need! Young maiden: Ok! Set! 6 months ya! That would be... October 3rd!!! Young man: *gulp* Young maiden: SET!!! 6 months it is!!! Oct 3rd!!!
And so, the young man was given 2 weeks to find a suitable gym membership and join it. And he did! And he was determined to get himself fit too! The young man had 6 months to work on his biceps, triceps, thigh muscles and possibly some abs as well. The young man had also signed up with a personal trainer (oh he IS really serious huh?!) and even brought up his 6 months target (HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!).
So anyway, over the months, the young man was very consistent in his routine. He became stronger, healthier and had muscles! But for some strange reason, the young man liked to poke the young maiden's forearm. And each time he does that, he would exclaim "You zero body fat girl...."
And that's how I got the new label ;P WTF?! Crap! Everyone has body fat! Where got such thing as "zero body fat" wan?!?
In less than a month, Oct 3rd will be on us. And what's the story so far? The young man's still going to gym, although his personal training sessions are over. Haha!
Travel Fairs Once again, thousands of people throng PWTC to check out this year's MATTA Fair. This fair never fails to attracts thousands of people each year. It's practically the biggest travel fair in this country, hor? Find everything you want under one roof. Wanna travel to Europe? Asia? Americas? The two poles? You name it, MATTA Fair has it all!
I for one, have never been to any of the MATTA Fairs :P My reason is very simple: I hate crowds. Seriously. I don't enjoy being stuck in a room, no matter how huge it may be, with thousands of jostling people. The key word here is JOSTLING (berpusu-pusu).
It's a travel fair. People go there to check out all the travel/holiday packages on offer by the many travel agencies in this country. Tourism, after all, plays a big big part in any country's economy. When you go to such fairs, you'll be there for hours, probably going from booth to booth to compare prices and travel itinerary, right? And after 4 hours there, you might:
1) Sign up for one of the travel packages on the spot 2) Walk out feeling even more confused than before you walked in :P
Today, hubby and I went to a travel agency located in SS 2 to check out their MATTA Fair promotions. See? I don't have to berpusu-pusu dengan orang ramai to check out travel packages, be stuck in a massive jam and think about finding a carpark. HARHAR! Ok, so maybe if you go to the fair itself, some people might say you MAY get extra bargains (like free goodies). You can keep the free keychain and mugs, seriously ;P~ And 3 days for a fair is really just too short to decide on something, for me anyway.
We were thinking of making a trip to Korea to experience winter. We've talked about this idea a few years back, I guess we thought maybe we should make this trip a reality before any junior(s) come along *ahaks*. We were recommended a couple of travel agencies which specialises on Korean travel packages, and one of them has a branch in SS 2.
We've gotten all the necessary info from the agent regarding the trip. We'll be making another trip to another agency soon and make some comparisons before deciding on which package to go with. I've also gotten some pretty useful info regarding winter attires, kekekekekeke! Might try to see if we can borrow some winter stuff from friends to cut cost ler (things like beanies, scarfs, sweaters).
You love your friends unconditionally and accept them for who they are no matter what their yoga style preference, religious beliefs, or spending habits. You focus on the good in people and would never try to change them. Almost everyone feels comfortable in your presence. You live your yoga. You are an inspiration to yoga students everywhere!
Old Photos I was chatting on MSN with a friend, and he sent me some pictures of him taken about 3 years back. Before he sent it to me, he said he had been laughing like a hyena about it. And I could see why!
He was FAT! I mean FAT! The same person is the person I've come to know today, but boy was he wide! Nothing wrong with being fat, it's just that he was laughing uncontrollably at himself! He couldn't believe he was THAT FAT! Even I couldn't believe my own eyes when I clicked to view the photo. OMFG!!! Plus, as if his face wasn't wide enough, he had to make a puffed up expression. Macam puffer fish!!! Wakakakakakaakakakaka!!!!!!
And then, he sent me another drastic photo of himself, during his college days. Total opposite pulak!!! Scrawny college kid, wearing oversize shirts and pants. BWAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAH!!!! Ok, I know it's mean to laugh at people, but he was laughing at himself too!!!!
When we look back at our old photos, we would all laugh. I bet at one time, YOU (yes you *point point*) were looking kinda silly too. Maybe in a silly outfit, or with some silly hairdo. Maybe you were fat before, or very skinny before. Whatever it may be, looking back at old photos always brings backs lotsa laughter and memories :D
Some of us may have changed drastically. Some of us may not have changed at all. That's what makes us all unique and special, kan? Whether we change our outlook to fit the current times, or simply because to look better. People change. We change. Everyone changes. It's only a matter of how much do we change, and is it for the better.
As for Oli's physical changes, no need to look too far. I can just dig up a photo from 2006 (before the wedding), and you will see the changes immediately. Even the intern in office got a shock LOLOLOL!!! I don't know how the hell I could attract my hubby last time lar XD I remember my college days being a geeky, scrawny looking kid. Good gosh! No wonder I was single during my college days!!!! Even I beh tahan see myself ;P~~~~~
He Won A House!!!! 31st August 2007 has got to be the happiest day of my good neighbour's life. Mr CCM actually won himself the grand prize of The Star's Merdeka contest!!!! A freaking HOUSE!!!! HE WON THE FREAKING HOUSE!!!! HOW COOL IS THAT!!!! HOW OFTEN DO YOU WIN A HOUSE!!!!! HOW OFTEN DO YOUR FRIENDS WIN A HOUSE!!!! HOW OFTEN DO YOU HEAR PEOPLE SAY "OH I WON A HOUSE!"...!!!!
The news was also in the The Star yesterday. Good ol' CM. You deserve the prize man! All the hard work really paid off! It couldn't happen to a nicer guy :D Congratulations to all the winners of this contest too!!!
OMG HE ACTUALLY WON A HOUSE!!!! When you get the keys, we're SO gonna convoy down and trash the place! Clubhouse clubhouse~~~~!!!! Wakakakakakakakakakkakaka!!!
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