Books I have completed reading since January 2016:
1. The magician's land - Lev Grossman
2. The Rest Falls Away - Colleen Gleason
3. Wither - Lauren Destefano
4. Fever - Lauren Destefano
5. Sever - Lauren Destefano
6. High Stakes - Dick Francis
7. Kau kata dadaku adalah sebuah sajak - Finn Anuar
Friends and Enemies
Akatsuki: Nightmares & Dreamscapes
-beats in my head-
Chika-Chin's Anime Mania!
empty white space
In My World
My Blah blah Bulogu
My Little World
Sdovelly~ c'est la vie
Serene's Silent Secrets
Shuffle and Repear
Tolanic's Travel Blog
Greatest thing to start 2007
Wednesday. 1.3.07 10:55 pm
Today is the greatest thing to start my 2007 year. I received good news from my boss today, whereby I'm now officially a staff of his company and I got some incremement. I was just grinning all afternoon in the office which frightened my guy workmate was frightened by my grin. But who cares? I was just top of the world and then back to hell because I have not started working on my latest assignment which I'm supposed to finish last week? Whatever...
Today I discovered why another boss of mine was gloomy for the past few days, which includes last month: her team members were not getting any better sales than another team manager. I was just laughing evilly in my heart. Oh come on, if you want sales, you need patience since we need to talk to the right target not every target which just exhaust us. Thanks to me, she's reaping quite a good $$ for last month. Otherwise, she would only get 20 000 sales for December.
That's all. I can't wait to invest in my sister's program... No!! I forgotten to ask my financial planner friend to help me out with my retirement plan.
Monday. 1.1.07 9:13 pm
I was checking my yahoo mailbox this morning and I realized something; someone didn't reply my email. I won't really miss this person's reply but I realized how sad is this person. This person is a guy I met in a shopping mall in Wellington, New Zealand. We happened to be in front of an Asian department and he approached me because I was wearing a hood. He found it funny for a person to wear a hood in a heating environment. So we chatted and chatted for like 2 hours. But within that 2 hours, I'm frightened. Frightened because of the topic we discussed. He's a guy in the late 30s looking for someone to settle down. And he wants an Asian partner. I'm fine with that statement but he was hinting hinting *me*. Yikes... I thought he was just joking with me. Yea because of that, I thought it would be harmless to keep in touch with someone like that. Yea we did contact each other via email but there was something wrong with the email. He kept on saying he misses me so much or he's so crazy over me that he wanted to marry me. Wah ... that scares me until the last reply I received from him. He might have noted that I never replied him about the 'love' messages so he asked me if I have any man in my life. Haha .. as a strong willed girl, I replied him that I don't need any man and I'm enjoying my life as a 20 year old girl. That was the last reply from him. To be frank, I'm so happy that he decided to stop befriending me and sad that people could just discard a friendship just like dirt. Oh well, I'm so much relieve.
Fish Beehoon Soup (Recipe)
Monday. 1.1.07 11:59 pm
300g snapper fillet, sliced
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp sesame oil
2 tbsp cooking oil
6 cloves garlic chopped
2 litres water
2 chicken stock cubes, crumbled
250g beehoon [vermicelli], softened in hot water
100g mustard leaves, cut into 3 cm lengths
salt and peppe to taste
fried shallots and chopped spring onions to garnish
sliced red chillies and soy sauce to serve
1. Season fish slices with salt and sesame oil. Set aside.
2. Heat oil in a saucepan; stir-fry garlic for 30 secs. Add water and stock cubes and bring to boil. Turn fire to low; simmer for 3 minutes.
3. Add beehoon and cook for 2 minutes. Add mustard leaves, marinated fish and salt and pepper to taste. Once soup begins to boil, turn off fire.
4. Ladle into bowls. Serve garnished with shallots, spring onions with cut chillies and soy sauce on the side.
* Note = Good to have this during winter.
French Toast (Recipe)
Monday. 1.1.07 11:39 am
3 large eggs
50 ml low-fat milk
30g brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon powder
1 tsp nutmeg powder
1-2 tsp olive oil
8 slices wholemeal/ white bread
golden syrup to serve (optional)
1. Lightly beat the eggs with milk, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg powders until well-combined.
2. Heat oil in a frying pan over a medium fire. Dip bread slices into the egg mixture in batches, then pan-fry for 30 seconds. Flip over and continue to fry for another 30 seconds. Repeat until bread slices and egg mixture are used up.
3. Serve bread with syrup on the side of drizzled over.
*Variation = You can even fry some bananas or fruits to accompany your french toast.
It's New Year Eve, people.
Sunday. 12.31.06 11:41 pm
As the title says it all: today is the New Year Eve and it's like 20 more minutes to a brand New Year. So what did I spend my day?
Yesterday was Eve's Eve and I spent it by doing shopping alone for 12 hours in the city. I went to watch the Night at the Museum movie and it was a good laughter and joy thing for people to kill time to welcome the New Year. Speaking of that, thank god, the stray dogs at my home have finally given up in welcoming the New Year. Yes, the residents of my area do not need an extra sound effect or some kind of reminder ... After the movie, I went to KLCC to shop for my neighbour's newborn. Attempt I would say. I thought I could watch Cicakman but I just ran out of time. What an adversity for me since I was already in front of the cinema. In fact, three cinemas to be precise. So do check out for my movie review for this movie.
Today I spent my day, again, doing shopping. But in prior to that, I went to the hair saloon and they really kept me there for 3 hours. I had my hair treatment for the second time. It's amazing to see some big improvement of my scalp; I don't scratch my head anymore like a cat that needs some anti flea medicine and I got no dandruff fluff on my clothes. Amazing isn't it?? Yea after that, I just went to Subang Parade. I thought of skipping Parkson but luckily I didn't because I got a few new apparels for next year. Yay... and they are 50% off. What do you think?
Today is not only about shopping but also some crazy things I have not seen. Before I finished shopping on my agenda, I was supposed to buy Baskin Robin's ice cream since I would get 31% discount. And you know what? People were just too frenzied about the ice cream, which sent the staff speaking really loud to call out our numbers. My number was 518. I seriously have not seen Malaysians being so wild about ice cream. It's just ice cream for crying out loud. If it's just ice cream, why did I bother to line up as well? Oh well, that's because my mum told me to be kiasu [afraid of losing] to fight for our ice cream share. Right. And of course I got my share which I don't even know what flavour I bought. XD
Though I was happy with the way I spent my 2 days, I was also sad because Yurikamome site for anime, japanese drama and manga has just closed down. I'm not sure if it's for good or not but it's just a waste since this site has strong reputation. It's actually more than that; I now lost one of the best place to download anime. What a headache.
I thought of doing my New Year resolution but I don't like to do it when I'm crowded with people. Argh ... this is indeed a pain in the neck.
Happy New Year people. Let's maximize our time eating and sleeping together.
Wet & Wild (Mocktail recipe)
Friday. 12.29.06 10:06 pm
Another mocktail cheers for you guys!
15 ml [1/2 oz] Kahlua
15 ml [1/2 oz] Suntory
15 ml [1/2 oz] Dooleys toffee
and vanilla liqueur
1. Using a bar spoon, pour the liqueur into a shooter glass one after the other to create a layered effect.
*Use a bar spoon to properly layer this shooter.
Atrium. 2006, Nov-Dec. Flavours magazine
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