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Books I have completed reading since January 2017:

1. Angelopolis - Danielle Trussoni
2. The Magicians - Lev Grossman
3. The Magic Circle - Jenny Davidson
4. Memories - Lang Leav
Musical Dream
Sunday, October 12, 2008
I have had an unbelievable dream because I did not expect to have such a nostalgic dream after watching two horror films consecutively. I was expecting myself running in a haunted mansion like the main characters did in the game. But somehow I dreamed of my musical intrument, the horn. I was playing the horn quite good in the dream which is the contrary in reality. And I dreamed of playing the horn with my seniors with their trumpets. I particularly dreamed of this senior: she is the most quiet person I have ever came across and she plays trumpet very well. I really wonder what is she up to now. I wonder if she still plays the trumpet. It will be a waste to quit after playing for so many years!

Speaking of my dear dear horn, I wonder if it's still in Penang... in the dark room. I hope I can play brass instrument again. But not trumpet. It took me one hour to play the low C note! Stupid!

And today I played my recorder some old old songs. It was enjoyable. And I feel like playing my violin too. But first I need someone to tune my strings...

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Chocolate Caramel Slices
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Prep: 15 mins Cook: 45 mins Makes about 24

Ingredient

1 cup plain flour, sifted
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup grated coconut
125g butter, melted, plus extra 60g
395g can sweetened condensed milk
2 tbsps maple syrup
200g dark chocolate, chopped
2 tsps vegetable oil (canola or corn)

1. Preheat oven to 180 C. Lightly grease an 18x28cm pan. Line base and sides with baking paper.

2. In a bowl, combine flour, sugar and coconut. Make a well in the centre of the ingredients. Add melted butter, blending well until combined.

3. Press mixture firmly into prepared pan. Bake for 15 to 20 mins until lightly browned. Set aside to cool.

4. Combine extra butter, condensed milk and syrup in a saucepan. Stir over a low fire until smooth. Pour over baked mixture and bake for another 15 to 20 minutes until golden.

5. Place chocolate and oil in a heatproof bowl. Stir over a saucepan of simmering water for 4 to 5 minutes until melted and smooth. Spread evenly over the baked mixture.

6. Chill in the fridge until set or overnight. Cut into squares to serve.

Note:

= use a hot, sharp knife to cut into squares. The heat of the sharp knife will give you a smooth clean cut.

= this dessert is feeling, fattening and TASTY, so eat this at your own risk.

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Water-Chestnut, Red Dates and White Fungus Dessert (Togetherness in Melody)
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Prep: 25 mins Cook: 50 mins Serves: 5-6

Ingredients

2.2 litres water
15g hairs of ginseng roots (yong sum soe; available in Chinese medical halls)
20 seeded red dates
3 pandan leaves, knotted
20g white fungus, soaked until soft and trimmed
5g bitter almonds
5g sweet almonds
8 water chestnuts, peeled and cubed
20 shelled gingko nuts
200g rock sugar
1/2 tbsp wolfberries (kei chi)

1. Bring water to the boil in a pot over medium fire. Add ginseng, red dates and pandan leaves. Lower fire and simmer for 20-25 minutes. Discard the ginseng and pandan leaves.

2. Add white fungus, both types of almonds, water chestnuts, gingko nuts and rock sugar. Cook for 20 mins or until gingko nuts are tender.

3. Add wolfberries and boil for an extra 5 mins. Serve hot or cold.

Note:

1) If you want an affordable 'botox', try out this dessert then since white fungus is good for preserving beauty.

2) You can use unseeded red dates but it won't be as sweet as seeded dates.

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Fleeting Dreams
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Be it extremely emotional, controversial, messed up, or whatever, this entry has been password protected.

If you know it, enter it; or, ask me for it.

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zzZZzz...
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Surprisingly, I can't sleep well this morning because I was coughing all for several hours before hynoptising myself to sleep. Hopefully, I will be able to sleep in peace tonight. And damn, I think I threw away my cough mixture, my natural sleeping dose.

So did you guys dream about Tokyo Crepes this morning?

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Tabetai!
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Tabetai! (I want to eat in Japanese) All of a sudden I remembered the crepes made in a talkshow in Japan where a crepe restaurant manager taught Krystal Kay in Hey!x3. Looking at that crepe makes me feeling hungry. The crepe just looks yummy! And I'm just curious why is cheesecake included into the crepe??!! I have never eaten like that before but now I feel like tasting it!

I have the recipe to make crepes. I will try making it some day when I have flour that is. But I don't have cream and .... some other ingredients... But making crepes is on my list! Oh right. Apple cinammon is also yum. It's my favourite back in Wellington, NZ.

At the mean time, please enjoy drooling.

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