Tuesday, January 30, 2007
I had as lunch after my yoga class @ work. Hopefully, with more practice, I can churn out more yummy food.
Sunday, January 21, 2007
I used 100g of walnuts instead of hazelnut, 200g instead of 250g of brown and white sugar, 250g of dark and milk chocolate and hershey's choc chips. The rest I followed what were required by the recipe and I had to bake for about 1.5 hr.
This is what the cake looks like before baking. And I also sprinkled some cranberries on one side of the cake.
The cake turned out to be quite rich, loose and nutty as described by the baker. It tastes something like brownie but more moist. It's quite nice but it's not something that I'm looking for. I want something lighter. This cake feels so rich that it can give me a heart attack :) I will bring some for my friends @ work to try. I'm also looking forward to my food tasters - my family's review!
*Shake head* This morning, I found rubbish where I was feeding the cats. Everytime we feed the cats, we will see rubbish (empty beer bottles, plastic bags, sweet wrappers, etc). Mum and I always remove the uneaten food from the ground. It's really disheartening to see how some people treat their environment.
They say eyes are like the windows to our souls. I always like to look at the cats in their eyes. Look at Bush. He is the youngest of the lot and is still very playful and wild at times. Bush likes to jump on the stone chair to check out the cat food bag. Here it seems like he was growling at the bag :)
In the past, Fat Cat would be freaked out when I started taking photos of him. This morning, I was surprised that he didn't flee from my camera . Fat Cat looking up at me while eating his breakfast.
White Neck likes to rub his head against our legs and he likes me to give him head and neck messages too. He's very affectionate. Like Bush, after sterilisation and with time, he seems to mellow a bit. Another reason could be that he sees us everyday and knows that we don't harm him and always feed and sayang him. There are some of his napping poses:
Shadow can be quite elusive. She would appear to eat a few times and retreat to somewhere where we can see her but not like the other cats who would eat and hang around the shelter with us and let us pat them. However, whenever we leave the park, she would try to follow us for a short distance.
Some group photos of the cats:
Bush and White Neck just lying around
Fat Cat resting in the bush and Bush staring up Fat Cat's favorite scratching post.
Whenever we left the shelter of the park, Fat Cat would also make his leave and hang around a block near the park and go hiding in the bushes or under a car in the carpark behind the block .
Noisy who lives around the carpark near our block as usual will meow very loudly when he sees or hears us approaching. After eating her food, she would sometimes linger for a short while or go hiding under a car.
I went back to Bam's place and after some discussion, I called SPCA and understand that I should try to confine the cat before they can come down to pick up the cat. I went to the nearby provision shop to buy some canned cat food and dry cat food. The cat showed no interest in the styrofoam plate of food. I gently used the edge of the plate to nudge its chin but it didn't open its move. I think it was scared of me as it started to very slowly moved away and crouched down again . I thought it was blind until I saw its beautiful green eyes full of discharge . A housefly landed on its back and it didn't attempt to swipe it away. The whole time except when I tested its patience, the cat just crouched in that position. I called SPCA again to tell the lady that the cat just stayed put where it was and looked very sick. She said SPCA would treat this as an emergency case and its driver would come to pick it up. I waited at Bam's place and 30 mins later, I didn't see the cat there and got worried and called SPCA. The lady said the driver was already out and she would call him. 15 mins later, I called again and I was relieved to hear that the cat had been sent to the clinic. However, the lady said she won't be able to disclose the fate of the cat.
I hope the cat is no longer suffering.
Tin Hang, Agatha's son likes to check out my camera :) Bam's girl would happily jump or twirl around sometimes. We are not sure if she knows we are celebrating her birthday (in advance) but she looked like she was having fun, eating and playing.
Bam ordered Cedele Depot's walnut carrot cake. As the icing they did for us didn't come out right, they gave her a plain one and she did her own decoration on top of the cake which I think looks nice.
Sweetie pie looked happy with the birthday gift (block puzzle) I got for her and she had fun opening her other presents. The next time when the adults are cooking at home, she can do her own cooking too :)
Saturday, January 20, 2007
My colleagues and I went down to Lor Telok off Circular Road for lunch @ Genesis, a vegetarian cafe yesterday. We has salad and pan fried dumplings to share. The fried dumpling is good and comes with chilli sauce (similar to chicken rice chilli sauce).
My "tuna" sandwichis made of mushroom. The others had "bak kut teh", claypot rice, olive rice and japanese rice set.
For drinks, 3 of us had almond rice drink
(a bit like Horlicks with tiny bits of rice in it, tasted malty) while one of them had black sesame drink (a bit like our chinese dessert ZhiMaHu) and another had aloe vera honey lime drink. The colleague who drove us there was quite amused by me taking photos of the food :)
The price is reasonable - $4.50 to $5plus for a main and the drinks are $2.50 each. I only paid about $9.30 for what I ate and drank. Most The food was yummy, not too oily and tasty. I will definitely visit it again.
I watched Mel Gibson's Apocalyto on Thurs night. it. It was rather violent due to some killing scenes. However, I like the movie for the messages behind it. One of them is that we must remember not to take too much from our environment and to treat others with respect and compassion.
I found 2 websites reviewing this movie:
I will read them when I'm free.