Saturday, August 27, 2005
Mum and I were resting our feet and eating some mini crispy puffs in Marina Square. We were sitting facing this small shop (Market's Best) which sells fruit wines, mooncakes under the brand called Lavender and jars of citrus honey tea, ginger tea and red date tea. We saw the shop owner scooping some citrus honey into a small paper cup and pouring hot water into the cup. I jokingly told mum that he might be making some for us to try. A short while later, the guy walked out from the shop with 2 small cups on a tray, approached us and asked us to take the cups and try the tea before walking back to the shop. Mum and I were surprised. We wondered why he approached us instead of the other people sitting at the next bench. Maybe because we kept staring at the jars. Hee. We drank the citrus honey which was warm, sweet and tangy. We had one similar jar @ home as one of our relatives gave us after her trip to Korea.
After some discussion, we decided to approach the shop and asked the guy to let us try the red date tea and it tasted like cheng teng. The guy showed us some information card which states that the red date tea is calming, helps in blood circulation, etc. We liked the taste and Mum bought it immediately @ $10.60.
She has other cute magnet designs like a teddy bear in a t-shirt or holding a heart. I have scanned the postcard that has information about the crafts she can make and her contact details (click on image for a clear enlarged version). If any of you are interested, you can pop down by 30 Aug to check out her crafts or contact her by email or sms to find out more.
Sunday, August 21, 2005
Saturday, August 20, 2005
The middle of the cake sunk as I opened the oven door a few times to check if the cakes were ready. I'm happy when mum, dad and I had our first bite of the cake and we think it tasted nice. Sis just ate a big chunk of it and agreed that it tasted like some chocolate souffle. I was asking Sis if I should bring some to office and let my friends try. She immediately said no as the cake is not enough for her appetite. Haha.
I added 2 big packets of potato chips in case I have a craving for them on weekends. It's a good thing I was carrying my Deuter backpack because we really bought many things and we had our hands full with our heavy backpacks when we went home.
Wednesday, August 17, 2005
Monday, August 15, 2005
Sunday, August 14, 2005
Yesterday, mum and dad cooked dinner and we 3 had beansprouts with toufu, chicken meat with celery and carrots and omelette with crabstick. Every bite was yummy and I felt very happy to be eating with my parents.
For dinner this evening, I decided to cook and stir fry some udon, beef slices (marinated with minced garlic, ginger, light soya sauce and sambal chilli), shitake mushroom, caixin together. I haven't cooked for quite some time and I'm very happy with the smell and taste of my dish :)
Tuesday, August 09, 2005
Monday, August 08, 2005
Sunday, August 07, 2005
I took some photos of Nimbus and that was before I started following him around, trying to get him to settle down and let me comb his hair. I was happy that Nimbus let me to carry him for a short while to remove the loose hair. I also carried Ainsley when Slushy needed to prepare some milk and food for her. Ainsley has grown bigger but I find it easier to carry her now than when she was a tiny baby.
Saturday, August 06, 2005
Both of us wanted to try the salmon instead of other meats and we didn't regret our choice as the salmon was fresh and the salad was refreshing. The potato tasted good in just its natural flavour. The cold turkish apple tea was also great with a tinge of cinnamon flavour.
And we couldn't resist from ordering dessert and we had some warm crepes with chocolate and vanilla ice cream. Joan said the crepe was a bit disappointing as the crepe was frozen instead of freshly made.
I enjoy catching up with Joan. We talked about the things we are learning and I'm happy that she is enjoying her flute lessons. We discussed about our future plans, aspirations. It's always nice to have a friend whom we can sound out our ideas and Joan has always been encouraging and has a positive outlook about our lives :)
Tuesday, August 02, 2005
Feeling sick really gets me feeling down and I will start thinking about issues like serious illness and death. If small little illnesses like fever and flu make me feel miserable, won’t I feel even more terrible if something more serious hits me? Should such unfortunate event happen, it requires one to have a strong will to survive the ordeal, test or suffering. I’m not sure if I have the strength in me to encourage myself to live my day to the fullest instead of feeling sorry for myself. I guess my solutions are to improve my immunity, have more hours of sleep and believe in the power of mind over body and also not forgetting the support of my family and friends.