Monday, December 02, 2013

Golden eye

Angel was sleeping on parent's bed with his one watchful eye :)

Sunday, November 24, 2013

First attempt in making dorayaki

I remember enjoying dorayaki (aka Doramon's favorite snack) when I was young. I liked those from the food section of Yaohan supermarket which is no longer around in Singapore. I have seen dorayaki sold at some bakeries but I find them too sweet. After finding 2 recipes for dorayaki and the red bean paste on 2 blogs, I spent a few hours making them. The paste ended up a bit too dry and is not sticky enough to hold the 2 pancakes together. Hee. The pancakes are nice enough to eat on their own. Sis who doesn't like red beans ate the pancakes with ice cream and feta cheese separately.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Ham cheese carrot broccoli quiche

After doing some research on quiche recipes, I decided to try one with a simple crust. Sis and dad found it quite nice and S likes it. I think something is missing and I suspect frying the ham with onion will make it taste and smell more aromatic. Next time :)


I think this is the first photo I had taken of Hitam. I sterilised her a year ago and she was formerly a pet cat of a Malay family who let her roam. After the family brought home another cat, she went home less often other. Now she seems to hang around the void deck of the next block across the car park and we will feed her. At times, we do see her going home, maybe for a quick visit or meal. She likes to follow us but not keen to be stroked.

Bob is so cute

White Neck Number 2

He reminds me of White Neck, one of the community cats who have left us. He is more vocal though. I managed to lure him into the carrier some weeks back and engaged Lingcat to send him to the vet for sterilisation.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Cute magnet souvenir

Fion went for a holiday with her hubby recently and got me this :)

Cute community cat in a bicycle basket

It is a rainy morning. After feeding the community cats near my home and fetching mom from the polyclinic, we walked around the estate to buy lunch and bread. Along the way, we bumped into 3 community cats well cared by other cat caregivers. This third one has an interesting face. I couldn't resist running its chin and it responded by purring :)

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Cinnamon and her new carpet

Cinn likes the carpet sample that S gave. She will scratch it or sleep on it or stare into space. With her toys around her, it reminds me of a human child's play area :)

Memories of Surabaya

Last work trip this year on 22-26 Sep. On the 1st night, I ordered a kid sized meal of meatball noodles. On the last 2 days, I finally bought 2 pieces of batik fabric and an electric tjanting tool (if I want to try making batik).

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Bob's staycation @ S's place

I had to be away for an overseas assignment, so Bob went to stay at S's place for the past 6 days. The room was cat proof and S even slept with him on certain nights.

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Monday, September 02, 2013

Bob and the metronome

I was looking for my old metronome that I used during days of my classical piano lessons eons ago, so that S could use it when practising his classical guitar. The metronome was sitting in the display cabinet, hidden by the many travel souvenirs from old friends. I tested the metronome and was also curious to see how Bob would react. He didn't disappoint me :)

Bob the "supervisor"

I was cleaning the floor, corners and areas behind my cabinet and drawers on Sat afternoon. Bob was curious and following me to check out the unexplored places. I had to be faster than him to clear the dust and dirt before he propped himself at one corner and stared :)

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Bob and his new blue mouse

Lazy Bob played with his new toy lying down.

Shredded cheese carrot muffins

The packet of shredded cheese was expiring on 25 Aug, last Sunday, so the day before I followed a recipe for cheese muffins and improvised by adding shredded carrots. I like :)

Experiments with food

They are fun and therapeutic. It would be great if they taste yummy for my family and S to enjoy. Otherwise, I will slowly finish them up. Recently the experiments turned out quite alright. I was quite happy munching the crunchy and chewy sweet potato chips. The chickpea hummus was surprisingly nice and reminded me of mashed potatoes. The Bombay/French toast is a good way of finishing up the slices of bread that were turning dry.

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Feasting on homecooked food

While catching up with good old friends, we were stuffing ourselves with baked herb potato and eggy potato salad (made by SP) last Sat afternoon. After a short swim, we prepared the ingredients to go with the laksa gravy that FR made at home earlier.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Doing what I love @ home

I haven't been able to take leave the past month due to work. Today I managed to take a day off work and spent time with mom, the community cats and home cats. Bob showed me how to really relax :) I can't sit still at home, so did some baking therapy by trying out a chocolate avocado cake recipe. It has a hint of avocado and it doesn't taste like your usual cake with eggs and butter but I think it can satisfy my craving for moist chocolate cake.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Movie and dinner with Sister

I have heard good reviews about Despicable Me that I haven't watched. When Sis couldn't find anyone to watch Despicable Me 2, I offered to watch with her. Our movie date was at 2.50pm today at NEX. It was a heartwarming and cute movie. Although I wasn't laughing away like the kids around us, I enjoy it. After the movie, we walked from NEX for 15 mins and found Wimbly Lu Cafe located at Jalan Riang, with the aid of our handphone's GPS maps. I had tomato soup and hot lemon honey, while sis got hot chocolate and tuna cheese melt. We shared waffle with 2 scoops of ice cream - salted caramel and cheesecake and fish nuggets. We were so stuffed and were glad to take a slow walk to the main road to take a bus home :)

Friday, July 12, 2013

Bye, Oreo

For the past 2 weeks, Oreo has not been seen by us, his feeders and residents who notice him in the park and void deck. He wasn't eating our food and was drinking lots of water during the last few days before he disappeared. We thought he could be full from the food given by other feeders, but he looked tired and lost some weight. I had wanted to bring him to the vet 2 weekends ago and before I got the chance, he couldn't be found. We searched the park and hiding places but no sign of him. He would appear @ meal times or rest conspicuously at the void deck and park, so something wasn't right. We just hope he didn't suffer much. I miss his meows, excited behaviour of pushing his wet nose to our hands opening can food and giving him weekly fur trimming.

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Bobby the cute roommate

Bob never fails to amaze me with his poses and behaviour. Last Thurs night when I was working on office laptop, Bob plonked himself next to it and slept :) last night he checked the 2 floor mats (with cute kitties) and groomed himself on them. Behind the curtain is one of his favorite resting areas. I like his facial expressions when I arranged the curtain to expose his head to take photos. Hee.

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Hanging out with good friends @ Tiong Bahru

The 2 girls and I decided to venture to Tiong Bahru earlier this evening for dinner. We had initially wanted to dine @ Forty Hands but it was closed at 7pm. Porridge with raw fish slices, fried fritters and century and soya bean curd were what we shared and ate @ Ah Chang's Porridge. We continued chatting over tea and hazelnut chocolate dessert before it was time to head home.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Attempts @ rubber stamping

After reading a few blogs on how to carve a rubber stamp, I visited Art Friend to get a rubber carving block and cheap ink pads. With S' carving knifes, I did some doodling before settling on 2 designs this weekend. Yesterday I did a heart shaped stamp which looks simple but it took me quite a number of carving and trimming until I'm satisfied. My cat stamp is supposed to have distinct triangular shaped nose but I accidentally cut it away. But I think they don't look so bad for my first 2 attempts :)