Friday, August 31, 2012

Dinner at Abacus Cafe at Siem Reap

For our last night in Siem Reap, we went to a French cafe. I like the look of the cafe. Most of my colleagues preferred meats for their main course. I had seabass which was alright. I was more impressed with the chocolate truffle and ginger ice cream. The best dessert I had this week.

Sunrise at Angkor Wat

I have been in Siem Reap for a meeting with my colleagues since Monday afternoon. Yesterday morning we woke up early so that we can catch the sunrise at Angkor Wat. It gave me the opportunity to use my Olympus Pen :)

Monday, August 20, 2012

Baking double chocolate muffins

I really like the chocolate muffins from Choc N Spice at Shunfu Mart, so I have been trying to find a good recipe that will give me nice soft muffins. There were a few I shortlisted and this afternoon I chose one recipe to bake these nice looking muffins. The only variation I did was to put walnuts or cranberries on top. I think it's quite chocolatey but somehow it's still not as soft as I like. I shall see what my family says tomorrow when they eat them.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Handmade card holder

I hand sewed this some months back to hold my staff pass and office key. I have been using the holder I got during my Hong Kong holiday in May last year but one side of it is torn. I could use it as a luggage tag! It's time to activate my new one and I could reuse the lanyard :)

Sunday, August 12, 2012

My not so healthy meals today

Lunch was brie cheese capsicum sandwich while dinner was instant oats with toasted wheatgerm and preserved olive leaves, corn and 3 beans. Savoury and yummy :)

Bob's favorite sleeping spots

Next to my head at night at times and in the day, this cheerful lounge with toys he doesn't play with :)

Agy's T-shirt to bag workshop

I joined Agy's workshop held at Bamboo House this afternoon. It was a cosy environment and Agy with her clear instructions and demonstration helped about 13 of us to transform our old T-shirts into useful bags. Erm, mine turns out to be a bit too long :) but I could use it to hold my rolled up clean jacket and office attire in my luggage when I attend the coming few overseas meetings. Hee.

When self medication doesn't work

I will try to take lozenges, non drowsy flu tablets, and this Nin Jom cold remedy when I have slight sore throat and runny nose. However the past week, the symptoms just refused to disappear. I decided to try Dr Qi at Eu Yan Sang Clinic at Tiong Bahru Plaza. I heard from a friend and read online too that she is good at curing cough. She prescribed a week of herbs/ medicine to reduce my heatiness etc. After 2 days, I feel better.

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Lunch @ &made

Sis and I decided to check out this new restaurant at Pacific Plaza yesterday for our lunch. She had this burger with dry aged beef and garlic vinegar fried and mocha while I chose the "Nice" salad with tuna, capers, anchovy, veggies and Sencha osmanthus ice tea. The service is good as one of the servers was around to recommend and explain the items and also to take our order. I'm not a fan of creamy savoury food but the salad was quite nice. Sis' burger is good too as it relies on the beef and caramelised onion to give it flavour. I quite like the subtle fragrance of my tea and sis likes her mocha too.