Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Swirling Bag

While farming, I made this..... all because Emily says it is nice! So, I made this with her in mind.

I wasn't very sure reading the instructions but just crocheted and sewed the sides together anyhow. Managed to finish the first one 3 weeks ago with some calculation error ending with one hole less for the drawstring. Luckily, I did not ask for Emily's address before I finish it. I thought I quickly make and send it off before I lose interest...

I used Nona 88, 95, 63 and 89 for anyone who is interested to know. Anyway, I thought the colours were too bright and went to get something more pastel. I used the same purple and green, with a lighter blue and orange. Problem was the orange was Minlon and not Nona. Thinking the Minlon was a little thinner, I used two strands of different colours for the orange part. Anyway, ended up with different tension and got this....

All the while I was using the first one I made for my computer's adapter and carrying it with my notebook. Of course, I got a lot of oohss and ahss which spurs me to buy more yarns. (Its 10 sen cheaper each roll in a pack of five one colour.)

I made a couple more but still no sign of Emily's .... LOL!!! Meaning it was given away to someone else.

After the 3rd one, I should know what I was doing but obviously I was still unsure of the instructions....

They all look almost the same, you won't know if I say this is the one I made for Emily. ^_* I wanted to surprise Emily but she already guessed when I said am sending her something. So, I better blog it up before laziness sets in again. I still have enough yarns for 3 more!

Most important is that I am happy making them, right?

The free pattern can be downloaded here - knittingdaily

Monday, October 26, 2009

Lovely Blog Award?

*Paiseh* You can see me turning red from embarrassment .... but thank you Javapot! The rules are simple but not to me because I haven't been blogging or visiting blogs to find 15 new-to-me blogs to pass this award to. So, how?

Anyway, Javapot wants to know what Biblo means. I don't know what it means but I can tell you how it came about..... ^_*

Around that time a few years ago when I was registering in some forums due to the Korean drama addiction, I was reading this book :

Well, the hobbit's name was actually Bilbo... and that was what I used to register as my user id. But when I tried to log in again, I keep getting wrong password message. It was later that I found out that my user id was actually Biblo and so it stayed.... ^_*

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

What are friends for?

They are the ones that call you up at 11 am for breakfast on a Sat morning...

Yes, this one behind the newspaper. And it is a known fact that breakfast can also mean lunch, shopping or driving around looking at show houses... so there is no point in asking, how long is this going to take? Just be prepared to spend at least a few hours and if you don't put your foot down, it might end up with dinner as well. Luckily, I refused the suggestion for a foot massage and arrived back in Pontian around 4.30 pm, a few hours late for my weekend job.

This time breakfast also means going to a golf club house without a membership.

Of course, your friend said we were doing field study for the Nusantara area. Is it worth to buy the company's stock behind these projects? *cough*

Anyway, I was feeling dizzy and nausea(I have this motion sickness problem) from the driving around that we ended up at the club house having a drink.

This is the good friend - Hoei Chin sitting on my right.

The other suffering good friend - Wei Lee.

And me in the middle!

I was lugging around my notebook and luckily got free wireless connection that I was able to harvest in time....

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Empty Room

Where is she?
You'll probably find her busy plowing, seeding and harvesting in FARMVILLE.
For your information everyone's on FB now..... you know what's FB?
I didn't know then, but I knew Facebook.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Room without the door

I came home today and found the door to my room missing.... ^_*

Tiles should be done by tomorrow, hopefully. Was not supposed to go into the room but couldn't help myself... must follow the squares to the bathroom!

Don't know what I did to the above photo.. must have stretch/skewed it not proportionately.

Friday, August 21, 2009

It's gone!

The termite people came and pronounced that the termites no more biting, meaning they are dead. The "bait" has been removed. Work will continue next week.... YES!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Little progress...

Well, my room still look like this after a month.

All because of that "bait" thingy for the termites. That's the box between the ladder and plastic bag.
The new aircon is up already. Keeping the fan.
The bathroom made more progess. I did not take new pictures but already using it.
My SIL went to the GH for check-up. Went to use their toilet and guess what? Their tiles are colours exactly like mine... sigh!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Yummilicious chilli fish!

Fried fish drown in a sea of chillies.

This was one of my favorite food for supper when I was growing up in Pontian. The shop sold rice with cooked dishes and will opened late into the night as they also cater to those fishermen coming home from sea in the early morning.

Judy was the one who brought it up again when we had lunch with Rani in May. Judy, a Singaporean, who came to visit once back in 1993 or 1994. Only once and she remembered for life!

They closed or moved to somewhere else due to some family feud. Over the years, I have always asked mum where did they go since dad and mum know the people, who's who cousin or something but I never got an answer and I made the assumption that they stop selling.

Anyway, I reminiscent with friends a few weeks back about this shop near the bridge and lo and behold I was told they are now selling at the stalls opposite Pei Chun primany school! I told mum but she did not send dad to buy from there. I don't know why.

Last Friday, mum called to ask if I was going home and what to buy for dinner. I suggested this fish and dad went to buy. When I got home they were 2 left on the table and I finished both, that's how delicious it was. Dad grumbled that mum keep sending him elsewhere to buy food .... LOL!!!

How good was it? Well, mum had it 3 days in a row.....

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Day 6

This was how the room looked like yesterday.....

Have to stop work 2 months for the room because of the "bait" thing. I tried to draw a circle but obviously its not working. It is the square thing behind the pail.

The bathroom where the bathtub used to be....

the other side of the wall

These were taken yesterday during lunch time. By the end of the day, they finished the wall tiles already.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Day 2 - Day 6?

Day 2 was last Wed!!!

I know, my 'lil sis called early this morning to complain already, "Why no updates after Day 1".

It's not my fault you know... I woke up this morning and its Day .... I lost count. Time flies nowadays.

ok, if I remember correctly there were a lot of commotion on Day 2. The management send the termite people to come look at my room since they heard got termite but they knew that for a couple of years already! Anyway, to cut the story short, we cannot clear the parquet because they want to set the 'bait' and it will take 6 - 8 weeks for it to work. Sigh!

We went ahead with the bathroom... did not take pictures, sorry.

The next few days gone like a blurr. Probably because have to wake up really early, not enough sleep? Will try to snap a photo of the work in the bathroom later.
a little note to self...

you have already eaten, don't go to people's blog and complain why never bring for you to makan...

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Day 1

No, not dieting…. ^_* nor exercise…

Been wanting to renovate my room and bathroom for a while now and finally made the call again last week and the contractor was able to slot me in this time.

This is how my room looks like now...

No, the apartment is not in a mess becaused the door is closed and of course SIL probably already swept and moped before I got home from work.

So I am being defensive, starting sentences with "No".

Monday, May 04, 2009

Lao Tzu Quotes

Silence is a source of great strength.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Me - depressed?

Me 'lil sis said I sounded depressed in previous post.... Am I depressed without me knowing? Who knows right? I have already kept away from newspapers with all the depressing news... so what?

Some very backdated bentos....

Bento # 45

Bento # 46

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Just Because....

I haven't feel like doing anything. Being very 'sian'. Sian is a hokkien word and my defination of it is tired, lazy, bored and sick of something-I-don't-know-what...

Showing off SIL cullinary skills during the CNY 2009 reunion dinner.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

About bentos that I have not posted

I have been lazy... these bentos were from previous weeks. I'll still number them, not necessary in the right order.

Bento # 40
Chicken drumstick, broco flower, carrot, mini corn and sweet pea
Bento # 41
Carrot, broco flower, mini corn, sweet peas and capsicum
Bento # 42
same ingredients again except got extra 'green ku kuih'

Bento # 43
Fried rice, carrot and chicken

Bento # 44
Top: Sauteed mock duck with capcicum and onions on a bed of lettuce
Bottom: More lettuce, onions and tomato

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

About oily, full of calories yummy breakfast

Just day 8 since the fateful night that Emily and I made the pact to try to move that scale (not literally) ...

After 7 days of instant oatmeal with low fat milk powder and wolfberries for breakfast... I must say this delicious mee is simply one of the reason why I am obese all my life!

There is also the mee siam...

and the nasi lemak and the roti prata and ... (sorry no more pictures!)

Monday, January 12, 2009

About something that put a smile on my face...

Donuts? Well, food always put a smile on my face... ^_* Do you know that these are the current fads? People are actually queing up to buy and the queue can be quite long. Even got TV programs about them...

But what really put a smile on my face was this.... (Rozita asked for my address so I know something was coming in the mail but I didn't know what.)

Found in my mail box this morning was a handmade card and bento belt from Rozita. How sweet is that?

Happy bento-ing!! Not that I have been doing that much. I don't know that I have been giving advise but am glad that Rozita thought so. LOL!!!
Roz, thanks very much for the lovely card and belt. They will also serve to remind me that I have to keep on bento-ing...

Thursday, January 08, 2009

About Temptation

A temptation is an act that looks appealing to an individual. It is usually used to describe acts with negative connotations and as such, tends to lead a person to regret such actions, for various reasons: legal, social, psychological (including feeling guilt), health, economic, etc.
Temptation also describes the coaxing or inducing a person into committing such an act, by manipulation or otherwise of curiosity, desire or fear of loss.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This week Emily and I made a pact to execise and diet. Don't know how long it will last but the above sure looks tempting right?

It was yam cake made by Fiona's mum. Picture taken a couple of weeks ago but was 'doing nothing' so did not post....

Friday, January 02, 2009

About Emily and 100Yen shop...

Emily just called excitedly. Why?

She is at the 100Yen outlet at Taman Permata (or was it Pertama?) and there are a lot of new stocks....... unfortunately she does not have the camera with her.

Quick go post in somebody's blog... so here it is! Got new bento boxes, all in sets. Cutters, etc.. For more details, have to wait for Emily to post. LOL!!