Wednesday, December 31, 2008

About Happy New Year 2009..

Just wishing everyone a very Happy New Year 2009. A couple more hours and the last day of 2008 will end! Have you made your resolutions?

My resolutions is not to have any resolutions this year! Not that I ever have any.... ^_*


Thursday, December 18, 2008

About being lazy and doing nothing...

“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 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.

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?

Friday, December 12, 2008

About being bless, food wise at least...

It was another one of those days that emphasize I am so blessed!!

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

Veggie Curry

SIL cooked vegetable curry for dinner one night last week. Of course, I packed leftovers for lunch the next day...
Nothing to show this week, have been lazy and cannot wake up in the morning.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

That bowl of porridge

I know, it was a big bowl... too much carb. Hey, one step at a time, ok? What? It has been months already. Well, I am a real slow starter... and I love my food. Hence the size!!!
In the middle, kimchi and pickled black bean. Bottom and then clockwise - meat floss, bitter gourd stuff with meat (yong tou fu), onion fried eggs and a fish ball.

Friday, December 05, 2008

Back to Nature...

Picture this, having a nice hot bowl of porridge watching the sunset....

That should be the life but instead it is always dinner in front of the TV watching other people's drama!

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Bento # 39

Persimmon on the sunflower silicon cup. Inari (stuff with brown rice mixed with furikake) and a star shaped egg. While rummaging thru the fridge, found some more of the sauteed meat from the other day...

I cheated. Both bento # 38 and # 39 were from the same day. Posted separated so that I have something to post everyday. Yes, I am silly that way... LOL!! I had one pre gym and the other after gym because I started going to the gym during lunch break for an hour. Happy for me, Emily? But my weight can't seem to go down. It is stuck at the same level.... Sorry, I lied again.... it might have increase just a little bit...

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Bento # 38

Trying to take pictures differently.... ^_* What do you think?

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

Bento # 37

Yestesdays's fare was biscuit spread with salmon paste(already ate one not in the the picture) and salad of cucumber, tomato and apple with a tablespoon of olive oil dressing. Surprisingly, it was enough for lunch. ^_*

Monday, December 01, 2008

Sunset ...

or just before it rains?

Edit: Yes, Emily. I was doing the dishes when I looked up and there it was the beautiful sunset setting... quickly ran to my room to take a pic. But this picture didn't really capture the true colours!