Sunday, February 27, 2011
Saturday, February 26, 2011
I was contemplating whether to continue with my Jap lessons as I don't have the discipline in revising and only spend my Sat morning to do my homework. It seems a pity to give up though and I have given up learning other things before.
I shall continue with learning Jap and see if I will work harder and improve :)
I had a set lunch of hamburger and toufu @ $10 @ a Jap restaurant in Cuppage Plaza with a friend. I wanted to give myself a treat for passing the test :)
For the lesson yesterday, the instructor ran through with me all the steps to start the car properly, feel the biting point, when to change gear, when to shift down gear to do engine break, pressing the pedals properly. He didn't make small talk, just focused on my driving and guided me as I drove around the circuit and the Ubi area outside of driving school. I still take too long a time to get the biting point and accelerate but I'm the way there. He didn't encourage or discourage. I prefer the teaching styles of the 1st instructor and the last one which make me feel positive and the lessons were enjoyable too.
Friday, February 25, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011
We just brought him to Namly Clinic and after Dr Ling did an X-ray, we didn't any abnormality of his front left limb and back right limb and spine. Bob will go on 2 weeks of antibiotics to see if his condition will improve. He weighs 6.1kg, a slight decrease from 6.4kg last Nov and we have to continue to manage and reduce his weight.
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Before dinner we checked out the pool and took photos of the beautiful sky and clouds.It's easy to be distracted or get busy with work and commitments, but I'm glad that my friend and I have been keeping in touch even though we went to different schools and we have different interests. Last Dec, we took a short trip to Taipei with her son. It was fun and we have good memories. This Dec, we'll be making a trip to Taiwan again and another good old friend will join us.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
This experience and other incidents often make me wonder why often I am not able to find the awe, joy, wisdom and meaning in my work. My colleagues are nice, not back stabbers, my bosses aren't nasty but they are not of mentor material either because they are too busy or they don't care about staff development. Work is just reactive.
I know I am lucky too that this job can provide financial support for my lifestyle and my 2 home cats and about 10 community cats, etc. I also have time to pursue my interests after work and spend time with family and friends I guess I shouldn't complain too much but I like it that I am not complacent and still have the drive to find things to learn on my own. If not, life will be boring and meaningless.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Dinner was @ Adam Road food centre. The stalls selling fishball noodle and fruit juice were already closed when we were there after 9am. Most people were eating Malay food. We decided to take prawn & pork noodle soup and Cheng Teng dessert which were the healthiest of the lot.
Wednesday, February 09, 2011
Tuesday, February 08, 2011
Sunday, February 06, 2011
This year's ang pow (red packets) are pretty. I'm keeping some of them and couldn't help snapping photos for remembrance. Chinese new year celebrations aren't as fun as when I was a kid. But it has been quite enjoyable catching up with close relatives and friends :)
I was eating chicken curry for breakfast on the 1st 2 days of Chinese New Year and pineapple tarts are like my health supplements for the past 2 weeks! I am gradually going back to my healthy breakfast of capsicum wholemeal sandwich, cereal, etc after all the Chinese New year feasts.
Yesterday I even cooked myself dinner of soba and broccoli. It wasn't as tasty as my earlier version but I felt good :)
The 2 reviews below kind of summarise how I feel about the anime:
Friday, February 04, 2011
I spent the afternoon preparing the ingredients and mixing for both the pie and cake at the same time.
Under the potato pumpkin crust are stir fried ham, spinach, carrot and mushroom soup.
The shepherd pie turned out well but the centre of the cake was not well baked and I had to rebake it. Luckily it still tastes yummy :)
So yesterday's dinner was mom's curry, my pie followed by my cake as dessert.