It was quite hot when we reached Punggol Promenade before 11am this morning, but that didn't stop me and sis from snapping away with our cameras while mom and dad were armed with umbrellas :) The photos were taken with my Olympus E-PL1 with the normal 14-42mm lens as well as another Olympus OM macro (50mm, f3.5) lens and adapter.
I've been keeping this recipe I spotted on a blog and this afternoon I managed to try it. It's a keeper, as the cookies are yummy, crispy on the outside and soft inside. Parents and S think they are nice too :) even Cinnamon and Bob showed some interest.
I am on leave today since I have about 10 day from last year to clear. I met 2 girlfriends for Japanese buffet lunch at Chiso Zanmai at Central Clarke Quay. At around $20 per person, it's quite worth it for the selection (without sashimi) and free flow of drinks. We had a good catch up before R and I went to hunt for a shop at Pickering Street. I bought 2 dresses at $49+ while R got 1 :)
Someone has asked recently about Oreo, so this morning I took a few photos of him after feeding him breakfast. His fur is longer and poofy, so I have been trying to trim his fur on weekends' mornings. I hope I don't have to send him for grooming since it's not good for Oreo to be under general anasthesia on a half yearly or annual basis. But I can only do the trimming when Oreo is busy eating and be careful not to get scratched by him. A few other residents also will feed him occasionally. However, with the recent rainy season, his "fans" have stopped visiting him. Oreo still has me and parents who will faithfully see and feed him rain or shine.
I bought a packet of organic sandwich cookies but find the cream too sweet, so I hunted for a recipe that could use the cookies as one of the ingredients. There are many recipes to choose from but I pick one that looks appealing and is easy to make. Looking at them in cute casings put me in a happy mood :) The cupcake tastes not bad and would be better if my itchy fingers didn't reduce the sugar amount.
I had been busy preparing for the Bali trip last week and this meeting in Kuala Lumpur the past 2 days. Yesterday after the meeting, my colleague brought me to a shopping mall (similar to our Far East plaza) and we shared a KFC snack plate. After dinner, we went for drinks at Pavillion. This morning, we had some Maoshanwang durians during a tour of a facility. At least there were some good memories for this trip.
I was in Bali early last week for a short meeting. It was super hot and I didn't have time to explore much other than an hour walk after dinner and a 20 minute walk after lunch. The shops were selling pretty much the same stuff and it's amazing that the tourists could enjoy the scorching heat and sun tan.