Monday, January 7, 2008

Cooking 101 #4

Victims: Tammy and Momo
Date: 4th January 2008
Venue: My house
Time: Dinner
Occasion: Momo resigned from her job. Sorta a celebration...

I've always wanted to cook omelette rice. Although I failed in wrapping the rice in the omelette, the taste was just fine. The alcoholic gravy was quite good...

Um, this was supposed to be Cassata but I couldn't find all the ingredients needed. Nevertheless, the vanilla ice cream is mixed with flakes and raisins and topped with melted chocolate.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Cooking 101 #3

Hmm, am I living up to my new year resolution? Anyway, it was my first time utilizing the new recipe book which I bought last month. Chose 3 simple food to cook. As simple as they looked, it was tougher than I thought. The three dishes which I experimented were:
  1. Green Curry Puffs
  2. Roast Lime Chicken with Sweet Potatoes
  3. Coconut Custard with Mango
The puffs were quite a success. Screwed up with the chicken a little after misreading some of the procedures and added one of two of my own. The filling tasted well, but I will add up more spice the next time. Besides, I failed to gather all the ingredients needed because I wouldn't find any whole turmerics in Jusco mart and Cold Storage. The taste was fine but it needed a little more roast and less gravy. As for the custard, it was rather overcooked, making it rather hard. Topped it with mango slices. Well, overall, I had fun using a few hours just to make everything. At the end of the day, I was full, and exhausted.

Unlike the puffs sold outside, this one uses wanton skins as wrappers.

Yellow chicken with tender meat. I would call it a failure, but nevertheless, it was edible!

Coconut custard is easy to make, but not everyone would like it. My mom didn't. But my sister did.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

This year.

Year 2007 was not just another year. It was a year of reinvention, exploration and adventure. Well, first of all, it was our country's 50th year of independence, and we very much celebrated it with our very own Eye on Malaysia in Titiwangsa and Visit Malaysia campaign. Although it was initially said that the Eye will be removed by next year (which should be by tomorrow), the duration has been prolonged to the next Independence Day (31st August). Certainly, it's good news for those who have not gone abroad on it before, including me myself.


This year, a late new year celebration took place in Julia's house, Kajang. Whilst her house is the venue for numerous parties occasionally, this one is worth a mention because of the people who turned up and the joy that we all shared back then.


Of course, celebration reoccurs during the month of February when Kelly and I celebrated out birthday in the old Monash Campus. Well talking about birthdays, Stephanie just turned 20 yesterday! Happy birthday girl!

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Somewhere around the year, there was also a reunion for ex-SSGians. It took place in a random Indian restaurant located in the busy street of Jalan Ampang. Even though the food was just mediocre, the importance of the reunion is having the chance to meet back some old friends. Most of the K2s were there. Julia? Kelly? Where were you all?


Sometimes, not everything comes in a good way. My precious Keahi ( the name of my car), was attacked anonymously on one fine morning. Luckily, it can be counted as a minor injury. No immediate loss was found. Must have been a failed attempt, I suspected. Anyhow, it has now recovered.


Moving on, I've joined a few competitions this year. They might be minor, but they did open up my opportunities to different jobs and experiences. For the first time in my life, I did a TV promo ad for Project Superstar Season 3. On top of that, I had one of the main roles! I can't express how fortunate and blessed that I nailed that job down.


Other than that, there are many little other things that makes this year as fantastic as it could be. Just lately, I was at Tammy's house for a Christmas party and fu-yoh, it was terrifically enjoyable. Thank you Bitch for inviting! Your homemade salad is undoubtedly the best!


Year 2007 has been an exciting year, I hope 2008 will be better. Few resolutions for the brand new year would be:

  1. Improve on line-dancing. Hopefully, will be able to take part in the upcoming competition.
  2. Improve on studies. I can't screw up on my final year.
  3. Improve on languages. Chinese, Japanese, Thai... I just want to learn too many. Most probably won't accomplish this one at all.
  4. Improve on cooking. I actually bought a new recipe book recently.
  5. And many more...
Well well time for me to say bye bye! Hereby, I wish everyone a a simple phrase.