Sunday, December 28, 2008

All snuggled up and still eating!

So X'mas has passed and the new year is coming in 3 days. I'm still having the X'mas mood because we are still finishing up our X'mas lamb!

Yeap! Lamb stew and lamb with mixed peas for Fri and Sat respectively. Lamb tasted very good stewed and fried with Red wine, rosemary, basil and thyme. But too much lamb makes me feel heaty, so we are having a rest today and will have tofu instead.

Anyhow, X'mas was good, we had a party at Ron's place and had turkey and honey ham and lots of veggies and baby potatoes and baked fish. Afterwards, we took a bus to HV and had me a cup of Toffee Nut Latte and him Dark Cherry Mocha Frappacino whilst stock last till end of X'mas season.

The X'mas jingles are now replaced by Xin Nian ge over radio waves and CNY goodies will be everywhere. I'm not really looking forward to CNY but I don't mind buying nice Cow related decos and ang pows and eating pineapple tarts from Prima Deli and Prawn rolls from Bread Talk.

And there will be a wedding in 19 days!


A pretty cat resting above the letter box in the opposite block. Look at her tail, resembles a tiger's.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

X'mas eve evening was spent having dinner with hubby and mummy. Hubby bought a lamb leg and I cooked vegetable. Dinner was nice and cosy and it was raining.. really cold and windy. Let your imagination run 10x and the raindrops will be transformed into snow. Haha. 

Lamb with garlic and mint sauce.
Broccoli, asparagus, baby potatoes, baby corns and carrot bathed in margarine and dill.

Here's a little card I received from SPCA, it's cute and made me laugh. Pay attention to the sheep and turkey.

Have a lovely Christmas with your friends and loved ones!
Spread the joy of LOVE and the birth of CHRIST, our Lord Jesus.

Merry Christmas!

From The Moochs =)

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Berry Christmas from Miss Strawberry Shortcake!

My Favourite childhood character
@ Tiong Bahru Plaza

Sunday, December 21, 2008


Last night, Hubby and I went to for an oyster buffet at OSCAR'S - Conrad Hotel. The oysters were plentiful, fresh and were opened by the staffs as you choose.
There were 12 different types of oysters from Australia, France, Canada and Ireland. The biggest and chewy oysters are from Australia; and the France and Ireland oysters have a creamy texture.
I ate about 15 in total  ("0"), ok, that's not really alot. Haha.


I enjoyed the meal but I was stuffed really quickly. I ate turkey, lamb, sashimi, laksa and lychee chicken. I also had chocolate waffles (better than the waffles at Melting Pot), gingerbread ice cream (1st time I tasted it, very gingerish, haha), lavender and chocolate mousse and chocolates. No wonder I'm so full!

After we had dinner, we went for a walk around the fountain of Suntec City and took pictures with the Precious Moments figurines. We met up with D & L and chatted with them till 1130pm and caught the bus home.

Don't you  just love Christmas lights? The comfy feeling of the flickering lights? I love December wind and I love the scented candles of Conrad.

Friday, December 19, 2008


My family loves pasta and I prefer the tomato based pasta anytime. So once in awhile, my mum would ask " Should we have pasta for dinner?" and I would take my favourite pasta sauce stored in a jar out and proceed to cook!

My all time favourite: 
Leggo's Tomato, Olive and Chilli.

When I'm feeling healthy, I add in chicken meat, but on days when I want to eat more processed food, I add in chopped luncheon meat. I used angel's hair and I topped it with lots of cheese!

I love olives and I'm enchanted by the arrays and varieties of olives at the counters of Cold storage and Market Place. There are so many types to choose from!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Package of home

I have sent hunnie a little something of home. I can't wait for her to pick it up from E.
Hope she will like it.

Shan't spoil the surprise by revealing what's in it.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Foot in his mouth

Yesterday I had a visit from a HDB guy regarding some noise investigations around the block. He doesn't know where the noise is from. He asked what are we doing with the utility room, do I pound stuffs in early morning and whether I played with marbles *er ??!!?* I told him cannot be, there are no kids here.

Anyway, he proceeded to ask who lives in the room and asked some other questions I can't remember. I only felt that he was weird and ma y be a con when he left. Then a realisation hit me that I'm careless! I didn't take take down his badge ID and full name! I remembered his surname though, so I called HDB and verified that he is not a con.

Ok, the most annoying part about the whole visit was when he was leaving...

Him: (looks at my family picture on the wall) is that your sister?
Me: That's me
Him: oh... looks different... with the glasses (I was wearing glasses at home)....(and almost a notch softer)..... you put on weight...
Me:.................... what the ....??!?!?!!?


Thursday, December 11, 2008

Busy, busy, busy.

This has been a fulfilling week so far.

sat: went to taka and bought a tempur pillow in an attempt to improve my hubby quality of sleep. there's a discount but it's still costly. well, sleep is very important and every minute of good, rested sleep is an extra minute of investment. That applies to me as well, I can't sleep when he's snoring for the cows to return home. haha.


sun: As the pair of God-parent, (the chinese, old fashioned type) we went to witness Lucius being baptised at Blessed Sacrement Church in the afternoon. Both of us were happily snapping and videotaping away and it was a fulfilled moment.
We had buffet dinner at Holiday Inn Hotel; Melting Pot. The food was ok, variety was quite limited as there were no oysters and sashimi and that is no good. The types of cakes, pasteries and dessert was also limited. But I love the beef, potatoes and lamb. Overall it was ok, just not someplace I would want to spend my money at.


mon: I went bersek at Popular buying stationaries and assessment books for my niece and nephew in Perth. well, my in-laws are flying off to Perth for their holidays and it was a mad rush getting all their stuffs in order, what needs to declare, stuffs to pack, so on and so forth.

When we got back at night, I need to check that my mum's stufs are in order as she is going to M'sia on Tuesday morning. At around 9, I sent my mum off in a taxi to my aunt's place and pray that she will have a safe trip. ( I was quite worried because of the highway crash in the news recently). She will be back tomorrow night and with lots of M'sia goodlies (Yay!)


tues: Hubby sent my in-laws to the airport and we drove to Bedok to buy Nonya Ang Ku Kueh and wanted to eat bak chor mee (mince pork noodles). The ang ku kueh was soft, stuffed thickly with green been fillings with a hint of pandan. I like it very much. We didn't get to eat the bak chor mee as the market was already closed. I ate there once and I like how the chilli reminds my of the fish ball noodles in my Primary school. It's like a taste of my childhood and it's a familiar feeling.

later, we had dinner at Botejyu at Liang Court and ate okonomiyaki, pumkin tempura nad fried osyter. (I took pictures but have not uplaoaded them) I was pleasently surprised by the cashier who vounteered that there is a 10% discount for Citibank. Yay! savings!
There were many items not sold from the Hokkaido Fair and many items are now on sale at almost 40% off! I feel so auntie searching for offer items in supermarket hahah. We bought a packet of ramen that was selling at $19.80 (crazy!) during the fair and is now slashed to $5 (almost 70% savings!). can you imagine the cost price of the items? When I saw the lady changing the price of the sign, I grabbed my hubby's arm excitedly! =)

I like to buy items from supermarket, eg cold storage that are close to expiry. That is how I can get to buy expensive, imported items from US, Australia etc at a cheaper price.
2 years ago, after holidaying in Gold Coast, we were hooked on a particular brand of yogurt. It was so thick, so creamy, so rich. We ate this almost everyday in the morning, it cost around $4.50. When we returned home and as usual walking around supermarket, we went to the yogurt section and saw that it cost almost $10 here! Siao ah! That kills our cravings immediately. But the good news is, we managed to get the item at a 50% close to expiry and get to satisfy our cravings.

gosh, I can write so much about food!


wed: went vivo to return my books at San bookshop to get my money back, shopped at Mango, they are having a 50% sale. I'm surprised the people were actually quite respectful when shopping there. there were no pushing nor shoving though it was packed. I didn't buy anything as the tops that I thought were nice were still too ex after the discount. I met a not so nice lady at Espirt, she irritated me as her mannerisms were quite annoying. She used her hanger to ask me to "siam". sigh, anyway, the top ( it's a brown striped polo tee that looks quite ah peh) that I have been eyeing for 4 mths is now on sale. I still didn't buy it. I also saw a red sports jacket that I like. Still thinking.....Cannot anyhow spend money....


thurs: which is today. it looks like it going to rain and we haven't decide what we wanted to do yet.
i'm waiting for my char siew wanton mee.


my hubby is on leave this week and I'm happy to be spending quality time with him. Food wise, I ate Laksa, mutton soup, roti prata and pig organ soup. Let's see what else I crave...

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Indian rice with yummy Mutton curry

I had a craving for Indian food after reading hunnie's post!
So hubby bought me Indian food from school.. Mutton curry, potatoes and tow kuah.
It looks mashy and messy but it taste goooood! The curry.. just looking at the picture makes me smell the Indian spices.
Must get my Laska with si hum fix soon..

Glooy Gluely Jelly

I have a compulsion to do things in excess, so naturally I refused to listen to the instructions written on the package. Instead of adding 380mls of water which I think looks too little, I added approx 500mls (or more?) water.

so... it turned out wobbly. Haha. Looks better today though. The taste is there.I wonder if it would taste too sweet if I add in lesser amount of water?
I'm going o try it again soon. My mum likes jelly.

Building a new garden?

These 2 pics were taken sometime in Apr. Doesn't look like it needed much work isn't it?

The one on the left was taken on 28Nov, you can see that the lamp was taken down and moved maybe 3 meters to the left of the pre existing location. That took a lot of digging by the workers to locate the wire buried in the ground and to realign it to the new location. (3Dec)

There is not really a reason to blog about this except to ask, why in this time of economic downturn is there a need to destroy a perfectly good wall, sawed down a teenage tree and to dig up a perfectly working lamp? I'm sure there are places where the money in this town can be put to better usage. But nooooooo... it has to be this little quiet area. We have been guessing what is it they are building.. a little walkway?

Anyway, I'm thankful that the drilling (they drilled for about 4 days to destroy the wall and another few days for the other corner near the stairs) is over (fingers crossed). I'm eager to see what is being built.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

I need, no I MUST get through it

I found this on this blog.

It's so cute and soooo funny.. the silly things that cats do.