Wednesday, April 21, 2010

I spy a cat photo taking opportunity this morning on my way to work

on closer inspection, it looks a little sick and very sad. as I walked along the slope and looked back, I saw it turning its head and looking after me wistfully... :(

A slice of cake, a slice of happiness.

Strawberry with Japanese chestnut cake

Strawberry Hill ( almond crust base)

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sakura Mochi

It's sakura season in Japan. We bought this sakura mochi from Sun Moulin @ Isetan. Filled with red bean paste, it's both salty and sweet. But I can't really taste any sakura (how does sakura taste anyway?) 

Our friend D & L went last month and caught the full bloom in Tokyo *envious*. Went to their place today and saw their photos, it's very nice! We never caught the full sakura bloom where pink fills the trees and everywhere looks like a dreamland. 

The bloom we caught in 2008 Hokkaido was slightly different, the sakura was of a different variety, it was much bigger. And the trees we saw at a secluded park was shorter.
Here are some pictures to recapture our sakura moments.

Makan_10: Teochew Beef Kway Teow

yummy! I must eat it again soon!

Home cooked: Beef with asparagus

Continuing my cooking adventure with beef, I fried it with asparagus on a separate day. Found the meat not as tender as I would like. Not sure if it's the cooking time of the beef or the cut of the beef. Would have liked it if there were more gravy to eat with rice. Will try cooking it again too.

Shin Jaga with beef and carrot

I picked this recipe from Our Adventures in Japan.

Here's the recipe.

Love the sweet and salty taste of the gravy, but I added too much stock. 

According to the recipe, I was suppose to cook till the liquid evaporate, but I chose to cover the lid and let the meat simmer. I will try it again another day.

Hubby loves it too! By the way, love the plate with the bunnies! :)

Here's the picture of the dashi (stock) packet that I used. 

Monday, April 12, 2010

The flu came a-knocking

After 8 months of good health, flu came knocking again. Well, I did have a couple of sniffles and cough last year, but it was nothing as horrible as what I'm feeling now.

Have the flu symptoms, runny nose, itchy nose and sniffling like a leaked tape. And I was breaking out in sweat so much over the last 2 day/nights. It could also be the heat but not when I'm shivering and hot at the same time in the middle of the night.

And the worst thing is, I couldn't sleep. I have no idea why. I took my meds and I just can't relax or fall into sleep. It should get better but I'm just feeling lousy now.

Anyway, whilst I was at the clinic, there was a boy who wore squeaky shoes and it was giving me a headache! I went out and snapped a picture of the old "shophouse" instead.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

My current favourite song: S.H.E 爱上你

爱上你 (fallen in love with you)

I'm driving hubby nuts cos I'm playing it on repeat on Youtube. Haven't bought their new album yet but 
watching their MVs and listening to their songs online.

只有我了解 这幸福感觉 美的直的去付出一切
能够遇见你 忍试你 喜欢你 爱上你 感谢我每一滴眼泪
只有你明白 我有多珍贵 好得直得你为我而改变
请你纪续温柔 交换我 婵烂笑容
一天 一天 到永远那一天

Sunday, April 4, 2010

You and Me

To my dearest hubby:

I can imagine holding your hands when we are old and crinkly. Sitting on a bench and watching the sun set, birds chirping above us and waves crashing at our feet.

And somewhere in the distance, we would hear this song and you would stand up and reach for my hands and hold me close. And we would dance in our stiff little ways and laugh at our silliness.

I love you so so much, I think my little heart is going to explode..

Your wife.

L-O-V-E : Our wedding song... we will be approaching our 3 years anniversary soon!

Happy Blessed Easter!

Chocolate bunnies!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Happy April's Fool! peek a boo!

Today's dinner

Cabbage with left over roast pork  (烧肉)from R's birthday

Asparagus with pine nuts

The day we tasted臭豆 for the very first time

smelly beans (臭豆)with belacan

tofu with sunflower seeds

Baby cloud: Feed me mama!

from threadless.