Saturday, October 30, 2010
talk about overkill - chicken breast wrapped in bacon with melted tasty cheese! and steam peas mixed with butter and salt..... after that we play badminton to burn it all off :D and then i come home and snack on peanut butter toast >.< looks like i'll never loose any weight. hehehe
Thursday, October 28, 2010
i've always liked actresses who pulled off the classic look. anne hathaway looked gorgeous for the cover shoot for vogue. photographed by mario testino, dressed in amazing outfits and shot at awesome locations. *sigh* so preeettyyyyyy....she really does the audrey hepburn really well. read the article here.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
happy birthday leanne!! apart from that crazy saturday night you had, i hope you're enjoying your delicious lobster today.
the theme was to wear checks or polka dots (can you tell???) and since D doesn't have either one, we went hunting for one and found a really nice shirt. semangats? it's really the only time to convince him to shop for clothes. men.....
we headed to a place called monkey magic. we did hear decent reviews about it but i think coz we were such a big group, it didn't seem to turn out that great. and for $45? we were still hungry at the end of the night. i have to say kudos to anne for the awesome cake (the alexis type tiramisu cake which i miss). when they brought out the cake, we sung ever so loudly, the poor birthday girl was red in the face. hahaha but we obviously had to announce it to the world right??
after dinner? we had to get the birthday girl drunk so we were off to mr.b's where she pretty much never left the bar. in fact, i hardly saw her... :D very interesting pics on FB that night... heheheh
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
so after my last post, i couldn't wait to bake my first cake (on my own) and bought all the ingredients i needed to make the simplest butter cake recipe i could find. it wasn't so hard but i did make a mess >.< i also misread the recipe and mixed it wrongly but manage to still mix it all together in the end. hehehe
just imagine turning on the mixer when the flour is all loose... *poof* hahaha i had to mix it in the sink coz it was getting everywhere!! eventually everything was nice and fluffy and i poured it into the baking can and put it in the oven. all done, so proud.. :D the receipe said an hour... but checking after 50 mins it was almost burnt so i took it out and let it cool.
i have to say for my first try not bad lah... people say that baking isn't so hard and i guess they are right. the cake did turn out ok, it was moist inside but D said not sweet enough. well, it's still edible and if you're not too much of a sweet tooth then it's a-ok.
i took the recipe off taste. click if you wanna have a look at the recipe.... hmmmm what shall i attempt to bake next??
Monday, October 25, 2010
junior masterchef is showing channel 10 right now and man... can those kids cook. while we were waiting for our pies and creamy potato bake in the oven, our mouths were water just watching the dishes they were making. booo... my dinner didn't look as great as theirs -_- look at that, it was the first attempt for some of them too. i don't even know where to start if i was given duck. FAIL
later that night, i caught part of the movie julie & julia yesterday and learnt some new stuff about cooking. the movie was just a tad slow but i loved the quirky Julia Child. the one thing that got me and D going "ohhhhhhhh" was that we are meant to dry out meat before cooking or it won't brown right. you learn something new everyday!
after watching these programs, i too wanna cook >.< i am going to attempt baking for the very first time. and since D likes butter cakes... that's what i'm gonna start with and also... that one doesn't look toooooo difficult. *fingers crossed* if it doesn't turn out, you won't get a picture. hahahaha
as mentioned ages ago, giz has a lil bit of separation anxiety so he tries to be as close to us as whenever possible. as i was falling asleep the other night, giz couldn't help but rest on my pillow too (so may other pillows, it had to be the one i was on) -_- he loves to snuggle in between the pillow& sofa and looks extremely cute with his fluffy face. :D
Sunday, October 24, 2010
i'm always glad it's the weekend. then again who isn't >.< the sun was out to play today. this is another summer dress from the company with a crochet back. i'm actually starting to like this crochet thing. :)
spinning hope necklace from sportsgirl
this necklace is actually pretty cool. from one side, you can't tell what it says until you spin it right. the butterfly foundation is the foundation sportsgirl supports for australians with eating disorders. do you small bit by buying something :)
now here's a random fact about me... i like seeing the brightness of having the sun out but i prefer gloomy days. i prefer the smell of damn air, a slight chill (but not COLD) and not having to squint without sunnies on. don't get me wrong, i love being out in the sun but sadly my skin does not allow me too. :( i'm kinda allergic to the sun so when i'm in the sun for too long (and when i say too long, i really mean half an hour or so) i break out in rashes.
it's quite odd coz i was a beach/water baby and my family use to head to the beaches ever so often. i learnt how to snorkel and then dive by the time i was fifteen, grew up so tan compared to the rest of my family and then suddenly...... i can't stay out in the sun too long. i have to remember to pop an antihistamine pill everytime i plan outdoor activities and still worry that i'll break out in rashes. sucks big time -_-
i'm gonna die for summer.... bring out the antihistamines!!
Friday, October 22, 2010
this is the babydoll dress as some might call it... or also known as the pregnant lady dress. hahaha no i'm not preggers nor planning anytime soon. so anyways, since spring/summer is here, the company has come out with a number of pretty dresses and this being one of them. you can't really see my face in the shots coz i was tired and didn't have much make up on... >.< plus it was the end of the day and i was going to head home soon so no point. i love these pair of shoes from siren, too bad they aren't mine. darnit!! sponsors anyone? hahahah
p/s: my birthday's coming.. *hint*hint* hahahah i kid i kid
they say it's spring... yeah for a few days and then the sun is nice and bright but the wind? crazy chilly!! #$$^#$@ well, at least the sun was out which was really nice. the weather's been a little unpredictable lately... it's sunny one day then it's gloomy the next. the sun is out but the air is cold :(
also... i think my hair colours has changed?? lighter?? i like how it seems to glow in the sun *grin*
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
didn't realise how light my hair was until steph sent me this pic we took at antm. looky looky we have the same hair colour.... well almost. i'm not really fancying it much though. i guess i'll keep it for summer until it grows out and i'll have to re-do it again -_-
Monday, October 18, 2010
in attempts for a healtier lifestyle, D & i started playing badminton with some friends. D started a couple of weeks back but because i had work commitments, last tuesday was the first time i played and OMG.... i came home aching. in fact, i think my body only healed on friday. i have no idea how they play an extra hour more than me and walk away like it was nothing o_O
since i never owned my own racket and we were making this a weekly sport, we went all the way to seven hills to buy our equipment. D got this super cool limited edition peter gade arcsaber 10 racket which not only looks good but feels awesome when you swing too (so say our expert friends) got signature somemore wei! i on the other hand got the cheapest racket there which turned out to be a pretty decent one. in fact, not even the lowest range - yeay to me... :) i am now the proud owner of an isometric racket.
we were so excited with our new stuff (and because SOME people also got new stuff... :p) we booked the next available court and of course i came home aching even more.... hope everything heals by tuesday or else confirm DIE!..... and if i continue to ache like this every time i play, i'll never get to wear my heels >.<
Saturday, October 16, 2010
steph is such a sweetheart. she brought a macaron for me. prior to masterchef, i never even noticed this little things and these is my first ever macaron. it's really really REALLY sweet. i stopped after 2 bites (not that it's even that's big) but it was way too sweet to finish in 1 bite. the funny thing is, after 2 bites.... i stop but my mouth still waters and wants more...... tsktsktsk *shakes head* sweet indulgence ahhhhhh
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
i went sailing for the first time ever yesterday and it was sooooo awesome! it's great that they taught us to do pretty much everything from lifting the sails to steering the boat to figuring out which ropes to pull and release. definitely more work than it sounds. thank goodness i didn't come home aching.
since there were 8 of us we were broken into 2 crews. us (pic) and matt, EJ & jin. we took the bigger boat but loss the final race coz of the handicap. actually no fair la coz my crew were mostly first timers and it was no surprise EJ's team won because he was in it :p of course it wasn't only us sailing club o2 - move outdoors organised the skippers for us to have boats to teach us and sail in.
the exciting bit was when the boat was at almost a 90 degree angle. you had to hold on or you'll fall off the boat for sure! i had a few shoulder and butt cramps just coz i was holding on so tightly at odd angles o_o but there were wonderful moments where we got to just chill and enjoy the calm ride.
and even though the sun was out.... i was freezing at the end of the sail! note to self to bring a jumper the next time..l. after the race, it was off for a bbq.... ahhh food is alway good after sports.
great weather, great time... i wanna do it again!