Saturday, December 31, 2005
Friday, December 30, 2005
She also has a handsome dog, Kippie and her sis' dog, Buffy who were very excited to meet us. Loud barks greeted us and they calmed down after a while and when Buffy was not trying to dominate Kippie.
We girls were busy catching up after dinner, holing up in Hui Jen's room. Dessert was mango and doughnuts, cakes and some melon seeds and we socialised with the dogs for a while before going home.
Wednesday, December 28, 2005
Tuesday, December 27, 2005
While that brother of mine is busy gorging himself with food, I prefer to have my beauty sleep. The noises from the drilling the past few weeks are disrupting my beauty sleep. See my eyebags! (Owner's note: Zap actually sleeps too much and her right eye is back to normal - wide-eyed today!)
I'm the most unique creature in this house. I'm the only Campbell hamster while the rest are Winter white hamsters (4) and humans (4). I smell different too and the humans said I stink but I don't understand why this crazy girl keeps terrorising me and trying to catch me and stroke me!
Every Monday, my parents will cook fried rice as Mum learns taiji with her 2 sisters @ the community centre on Monday evenings and fried rice is the easiest to prepare. They try to be innovative in the ingredients for their fried rice so that we won't get sick of eating it. Yesterday's fried rice was one of the best I have eaten with spicy sambal!
I baked again yesterday! This time was because the 2 bananas @ home were becoming too ripe and I also wanted to test the old Moulinex oven which Dad was tinkering with its insides in the morning. I have actually got used to the new Toyomoi oven which used to burn my stuff until I bought an oven thermometer. The Moulinex oven on the other hand takes a long time to heat up, so I was apprehensive about how the banana lemon muffin (with bits of cornflakes) would turn out. I took a bite after dinner and was happy that it has a nice aroma of lemon and banana and not sweet (which people with sweet tooth may not like). Mum seems to like the taste though :>
Monday, December 26, 2005
8am: I woke up to a rainy day. I read the Straits Time while eating my brownie (which tasted better than the night before).
11am: KBox @ Toa Payoh Central. I was crooning with 2 other girl friends or rather one of them just wanted to be the audience and not sing. Another girl came in 30mins later. I sang English songs with the exception of this Mandarin song called Tong Hua which I sang with the 2 girls. The MTV for English songs are really terrible. Unlike the Mandarin ones which are authentic and features the singers themselves, the English ones either have cheesy scenes or music. I sang songs like "Longer", "If love is blind", "Dream a little dream of me", etc. They don't have Colin Raye's "Love, me" and I had a hard time searching for the songs I want to sing because they only classify the songs by titles and not by singers' names unlike the Mandarin songs.
However, it was a fun experience as it was the first time we 4 friends from secondary school days came together to sing. We paid about $11 each for 3 hours of singing and a meal (fried rice or pasta with chicken nugget or beef and small salad and 2 pieces of honey dew or watermelon) and a drink.
About 2.30pm: We went to one of the girls' flat @ Ang Mo Kio to have dessert (ice kacang, cheng teng, ginko barley) and view her place and chat.
6pm: I arrived at Orchard MRT station and was shocked that the place was packed with people. I quickly escaped to Wisma Atria since I was supposed to meet Psychedelichic at 6.30 am so I browsed at Forever 21 (nothing there caught my fancy), Isetan (I saw some tops in clothes section and Mango that I thought of trying but there was a long queue).
6.30pm: Psychedelichic and I went to Central, the Hong Kong eatery @ Takashimaya basement. We ordered cheese baked rice with pork chop, seafood hor fun, cold honey lemon, thick toast with peanut butter and condensed milk and eight treasures tea. The seafood hor fun was a bit disappointing. We had a nice time catching up about her dog, Grizzly and her kittens and also our lives.
9.30pm: The day would not be complete if mum and I don't go down to the nearby park to see Shadow and White Neck the community cats. We fed them the dry cat food and water. A short while later, 2 other sterilised cats (Fat Cat and Shrek) came to join in the feast. After saying bye-bye to them, it was home sweet home for us.
Saturday, December 24, 2005
These were what we had: prawns ,
steamed fish , chicken and my shepherd pie. The non-baked dishes were prepared by my parents.
Our dining table looked quite full from all the food. I didn't want to take any rice like my parents and attacked all the dishes. The pie was quite nice if you don't mind that the beef is very little as compared to the other ingredients and I didn't add any salt so that salty taste comes from only the cheese (cheddar, mozzarella and parmesan).
With so much food, we have to keep the remaining shepherd's pie.
It was a good meal and I'm happy that all of us enjoyed our dinner :>
I also received lovely presents from some of them and this morning, I was inspired to draw this ecard for the friends I met and made last night.
To my blog readers and friends, I extend the same wishes to you too! :>
I can understand why some people choose to visit the polyclinic's doctors instead of their nearby GPs for subsidised rates. However, I myself find it unbearable, waiting and waiting and I think my time is more valuable and if I feel sick, I would rather see a GP immediately. The last time I saw a doc in the polyclinic was when I was a baby.
Friday, December 23, 2005
We joined about more than 100 people for a nice buffet dinner (yummy spaghetti, beef stew, log cake, etc), interesting Magic show (not like David Copperfield but Erico the Magician made us laugh with his jokes and tricks) and beautiful singing of familar Christmas carols by the Voices for Christ choir. All of us also got to sing along with the choir for a few songs and I'm sure everyone left for home with a smile :>