Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
“I’m doing nothing” is what you say when you really don’t want to say what you’re doing. Or, it’s what you say when you don’t know what you’re doing. - nothing important
Whenever I think of doing nothing which I have been doing, it will remind me of something I read from Winnie the Pooh. So, I goggle as you can find almost anything you can't remember goggling, and found Nothing's important - an interesting read about nothing.
I was looking for this:I laughed aloud when I read this many years ago and somehow it stuck in my mind. I wonder what goes through a kid's mind when reading the book. Is it a good idea to recommend a child to read Winnie the Pooh?
“I like that too,” said Christopher Robin, “but what I like
doing best is Nothing.”
“How do you do Nothing?” asked Pooh, after he had wondered for a long time.
“Well, it’s when people call out at you just as you’re going off to do it ‘What are you going to do, Christopher Robin?’ and you say ‘Oh, nothing,’ and then you go and do it.”
“Oh, I see,” said Pooh.
“This is a nothing sort of thing that we’re doing now.”
“Oh, I see,” said Pooh again.
“It means just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.”
“Oh!” said Pooh.
Friday, December 12, 2008
One day last week, I came to work with just tomatoes because Fiona got other ingredients for a sandwich - wholemeal bread and tuna... So, that was tuna sandwich for breakfast.
Then Twister showed up with the above and hey, there's my lunch... ^_* Fried eggs on the left and stuff green chilies on the right. (My mouth is watering as I type.) Twister posts recipes on her blog, if you don't already know, but its all in chinese. I offered and tried/attempted to translate(with much help from Fiona) them to english as someone requested but think I failed to come up with anything.
You can find the original recipe here. And below translated to english...
Stuffed Green Chilies
- 8 green chilies
- 1 slice lean pork (chopped)
For meat seasoning
- a little bit of parseley
- a little bit of five spice powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp oyster sauce
- 1 tsp sesame oil
For the sauce
- chopped garlic
- chopped shallots
- taucheo (yellow bean sauce)
- cornstrach (add in water)
1. Prepare the green chilies for stuffing - clean the green chilies and slit in the middle. Discard the seeds.
2. Chopped lean pork, add in all the seasonings, stir in one direction and marinate for 3 hours.
3. Stuff the meat paste into the green chilies.
4. Heat up some oil in a wok and fry the green chilies until golden in color. Dish up.
5. Using the same wok, leave some oil, stir fry the chopped garlic, shallots until fragant. Add in the taucheo and some water. Thicken the sauce with corn starch and ready to serve.
That was not all... some more got dessert!
Another colleague came by with her sister's made steamed pumpkin covered with grated coconut.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Saturday, December 06, 2008
Friday, December 05, 2008
Thursday, December 04, 2008
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Upper box consist of kimchi and the black bean in silicon cup, green apple at the side. Bottom box - inari filled with brown rice mixed with furikake and the other half of the green apple with some wolf berries....
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Monday, December 01, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
So, I made Inari, cut some peppers and tomatoes for salad(more than shown above) and the edamame in my new silicon cup. That was on Tuesday.
Seeing no updates from me, my 'lil sis actually gave me a morning call yesterday to wake me up and make my bento.... HAHAHAHA!!! Luckily she called, I was going to snooze some more. I did froze some of the rice I cooked on Tuesday and made Onigiri (rice ball). I think I must have done something wrong, I just took them out from the freezer and put them in my box. Came lunch time they were not frozen but very cold and they tasted absolutely yukky!! Blah!! Just one bite and I close the lid.
Luckily I also grab a frozen pack of Black Bean Chicken soup that mum cooked and froze for me a couple of weeks ago. I put it in my small slow cooker to heat it up... ^_*
Moral of the story ................. - always have a backup!
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
This was yesterday bento. The night before SIL cooked noodles, stir fried capsicum, julienne cucumber, mixed it up with black rice vinegar, soy sauce and sesame oil. Simply delicious!! I didn't even warm it up.
I already had a couple of 'epok-epok' that Fiona bought for breakfast when the phone rang...
My ex-driver called to ask me to collect a piece of her father's birthday cake which she promised to bring but I forgot all about it. Its Secret Recipe's Chocolate mud cake......
I can tell you I didn't have a chance to feel hungry yesterday.......
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Lunch was tea and 'loti peng with kaya' from the kopi tiam plus pineapple, papaya and guava from the fruit stall. I started to bring own containers to pack the fruits. I'd an extra container so got my colleague to use it and safe a few more plastic bags!
Managed to burnt some calories at the gym yesterday. Will try to continue today.....
Monday, November 17, 2008
But Monday is Blue and it is raining, so unlikely to turn to pink. And when you read the following, you'll get even bluer....
* One in eight women or 12.6% of all women will get breast cancer in her lifetime.
* Breast cancer risk increases with age and every woman is at risk.
* Every 13 minutes a woman dies of breast cancer.
* Seventy-seven percent of women with breast cancer are over 50.
* Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in women between the ages of 15 and 54, and the second cause of cancer death in women 55 to 74.
* Risks for breast cancer include a family history, atypical hyperplasia, early menstruation (before age 12), late menopause (after age 55), current use or use in the last ten years of oral contraceptives, and daily consumption of alcohol.
* Early detection of breast cancer, through monthly breast self-exam and particularly yearly mammography after age 40, offers the best chance for survival.
Facts taken from Women’s Health!
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Here's to spreading awareness on breast cancer!
Friday, November 14, 2008
Nothing to report craft wise and no bento either. My SIL did cook mee hoon one morning and I packed for lunch with otak-otak.
Another morning she made corn pancakes with wholewheat flour... I had for breakfast and lunch.
Yikes!! No greens...
Friday, November 07, 2008
Came Monday, I packed a salad and had 2 hardboiled eggs for breakfast. Healthy start, right? I even had wholewheat bread for snacking. Went to the gym for the spinning class after work but ... very paiseh... I almost fainted when the class was over that I had to sit down on the floor. Obviously, after that I had to rest and that's what I did for the past few days.... ^_*
Came Tuesday, lazy to pack anything... but as I am naturally a blessed person, Twister came with some mashed potato salad thinking that I can have with my bento. The bee hoon was from Fiona's bento and a client came by with yam cake!!!
Speaking of being blessed... did I mentioned that I got the 3rd prize from Snazzynsuch, Tini's giveaway. I received it last week and I haven't even thank Tini, yet. Tini... here's a big hug from me!!! Thank you very much! Someone else I know got the 2nd prize!! How lucky were we?
Remember I mentioned that I was busy playing the text twister game from DIGI a while ago... I had a surprise when Digi called and asked for my IC no. "Why do you want my IC no? I did not switch from Maxis." Talked about being paranoid. But shouldn't she explained first before asking for my IC no. LOL!!! Anyway, I won the consolation prize and it arrived by courier yesterday. 2 movies tickets and a RM50 cash voucher from Parkson. Someone else I know also won a consolation prize, we were playing the game together trying to beat each other's scores... See, not only am I blessed, people around me are also blessed!!! ^_*
But the best of all is when you received something and don't know who they are from....
I try to refrain myself from jumping up and down. Seriously, I don't know why I want these for. They are too kiddie for me... I tried calling my sister but she was busy and said she will call me back.
Then it just occur to me... they are not for me. I am just the courier service to Singapore. Must be lah!!! LOL!!!!!
Saturday, November 01, 2008
White rice sprinkled with a generous amount of sakura denbu. Bottom tier, that's otak-otak and a couple pieces of 'yong tou fu'. Added the green apples for colour...
To tell the truth, I cooked the rice in the rice cooker and heated the otak-otak in the oven toaster in the office. The 'yong tou fu' was from Fiona's bento. And I ate times 2 the above! Actually, I had already ate half of my food before I plated it into the above boxes. You know, just to take a photo....LOL!!!!
Well, the otak-otak was the main menu for a couple of days...
This was last weekend's frog leg's herbal soup... it was delicious and the aunty said its very easy to cook. Will try to get the recipe from her or easier, just get her to cook for me again. HAHAHAHA!!!
Saturday, October 25, 2008
I was running late so I pack up my lunch and had it around 2.30pm at where I work during the weekends. ^_* Brown rice sprinkle with sakura denbu, I am going to be using a lot of it b'cos its going to be expiring soon. I even sprinkle sakura denbu on my hard boiled eggs this morning.
The upper box, veg - kangkong, petai and bitter gourd, tofu and meat cook in soy sauce. Papaya in another box.
Friday, October 24, 2008
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Wednesday, October 22, 2008
What I had was 2 chicken drumstick( last of the frozen batch that mum made for me), brown rice sprinkled with sakura denbu, edamame, korean pickles and japanese radish pickle. The pickles were cold, so I pack them separately. Plate into the box above before taking a pic. Not in the picture were 2 small red and green apple.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
OK so I got this from Lody's blog.
1. As a comment on this post, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn’t matter if you know me a little or a lot, anything you remember! And if we’ve never met in real life, leave me a comment of your favorite post I wrote and why it was your favorite.
2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It’s actually really funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I’ll assume you’re playing the game and I’ll come to your blog and leave one about you.
3. Do you read my posts from a reader, blogroll or is this your first visit?
Just post on her comments area about a memory of you and her and paste the above on your blog (more details at her blog).